Dynamic Portfolio OptimizationTM

Smart PortfoliosTM Dynamic Portfolio OptimizationTM (DPO) asset allocation system applies Extreme Value Theory, including GARCH (Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity) and other advanced data management solutions, to make better assessments and projections of the risk-adjusted returns of competing investment opportunities.

DPO Foundation

A superior understanding of “risk” is DPO’s foundation. DPO enables better allocation decisions, resulting in higher risk-adjusted returns. In addition, the DPO system incorporates an advanced diversification model to measure the dynamic changes in correlation during volatile markets, further reducing the odds of large losses. The combination of upgraded asset allocation elements in the DPO process makes it the most advanced asset allocation solution available today and is found only at Smart PortfoliosTM.

Smart PortfoliosTM applies the DPO engine to optimize portfolios of mutual funds, money managers, indices or ETFs (Funds), to create stellar portfolios for investors who have different risk tolerances but the same goal of maximizing risk-adjusted returns.

Methodology Comparison

Theory Modern Portfolio Extreme Value
Methodology: Mean Variance Optimization Dynamic Portfolio Optimization
Risk Measurement: Standard Deviation Expected Shortfall w/ Student-t
Return Forecasting: Mean Variance Monte-Carlo Modeling w/ GARCH
Diversification: Linear Correlation Copula-based Dependency
Data Distribution: RWR Normal Distribution Heavy-Tailed Stable-t Distribution
Model Features: Static: MVO Model Dynamic: Generalized Auto-Regressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity (GARCH)