Angela Palacios, Melissa Joy, and Tim Wyman. The three headed to St. Petersburg, Florida January 25th and 26th to attend the Portfolio Manager Group investment conference. Top industry experts talked portfolio monitoring, analyzing risk in portfolios, and even about the current political environment’s impact on investments.
“It is very energizing spending time with a group of peers and sharing ideas,” Angela said of the conference. “It provides valuable insight into how to better serve our clients. Also, it is always a great opportunity to hear from economists and money managers in person as this is key to our investment decision process.”
Melissa and Tim joined the experts at the podium, sharing The Center’s processes in the portfolio monitoring space. Tim explained the history of The Center’s Investment Process and Melissa detailed ten tips for monitoring investments for clients. The audience was particularly interested in learning about our Due Diligence Questionnaire, which is a pre-requisite for investment in our model portfolios. Our investment communication process and firm-wide investment strategy were also well-received.
The advisors at the conference are part of an ongoing Institute of Investment Management Consulting group (IIMC) that was formed last year. The goal of the IIMC is to provide institutional quality education for investment management.
Learning from peers and sharing with others puts our process to the test. By that standard, our trip was an overwhelming success. And, coming from Michigan, the weather wasn’t half bad either.