Global Multi-Asset Growth Strategies Designed to Provide a Smoother Ride

The BCM Decathlon strategies are global multi-asset growth portfolios. Selecting from a prudently managed universe of ETFs, Decathlon’s quantitative system seeks to identify patterns using historical price and volatility data of each ETF. 

While the BCM Decathlon Aspect series and the BCM Decathlon Tactics series each have their own unique construct, both series share the same objectives: smoothing out portfolio volatility, limiting drawdown and allowing each investor to choose their target level of risk.

Applying maximum volatility and maximum drawdown targets, these growth strategies can “go anywhere”, seeking global multi-asset opportunities.

Quantitative Approach to Global Investing: BCM Decathlon Strategies

Analyzing patterns across the majority of asset classes accessible to investors, the system seeks to determine which will offer the best return potential over each ~25 day trading period while employing specific risk criteria, as outlined below, for both maximum volatility and maximum drawdown.

BCM Decathlon Conservative Aspect*

5.5% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

30% maximum equity allocation

BCM Decathlon Conservative Tactics

7% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

80% maximum equity allocation

BCM Decathlon Moderate Aspect*

10.5% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

70% maximum equity allocation

BCM Decathlon Moderate Tactics

12% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

No maximum equity allocation

BCM Decathlon Growth Aspect*

14.5% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

No maximum equity allocation

*BCM Decathlon Aspect Strategies are only available on the AssetMark™ platform
BCM Decathlon Growth Tactics

16% target for standard deviation and maximum drawdown

No maximum equity allocation

For BCM Decathlon Growth Tactics, Beaumont now provides investment management services to individual separate accounts, SMA/wrap sponsors, Collective Investment Funds and as a subadvisor to ’40 Act funds.

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Decathlon Investment Universe.

Each Decathlon strategy is selected from a defined universe of ETFs. The universe consists of ~110 ETFs and is carefully managed, monitoring specific criteria of each security.

Holding 10 ETFs at a time, in equal weights, the strategies have the ability to gain exposure to virtually any investible asset class. These “go anywhere” portfolios seek global opportunities within the investment universe, while seeking to avoid any asset class that may be going through a period of failure. Rather than using cash as the defensive element, the strategy looks to stay fully invested by allocating to asset classes that are predicted to provide a more favorable investment opportunity over the next trading period or that are historically less risky.

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A suite of strategies that use predictive, probability-based models that determine the most attractive ETFs to own within the investment universe, within each investor’s chosen risk level, over the next 25 trading days.