Corbett Road offers both asset allocation and tactical investment solutions to clients. By combining traditional asset allocation with multi-factor tactical strategies, we are not only able to hone in on a risk target that is specific to you but have elements of the portfolio that enable you to be more proactive, reactive, and adaptive to changing market conditions and significant recessionary pressure when it presents itself.

This resulting integration of asset allocation and tactical solutions into one seamless solution is what we refer to as crfusion™. By combining two (or more) of our strategies, we are able to establish guardrails around your maximum and minimum risk parameters. This provides you with a more customized and targeted solution that considers both the positive and negative fluctuations that occur throughout a market cycle. We understand that it’s not just about what you make, but what you keep. As such, the underlying theme of the crfusion™ solution is to enable you to compete with the benchmark when the market is considered “healthy” but provide you with a mechanism of defense when the market faces significant recessionary pressure.


smarttactical™ Strategies

Corbett Road provides several smarttactical Strategies that are propelled by two proprietary investment risk models (macrocast and microcast). We refer to these as smarttactical because the trades within the strategies are not just made for the sake of being tactical, but due to our data-driven methodology that we believe is a ‘smarter’ approach. These strategies have the ability to invest in any exchange traded asset class and are not restricted by market cap, sector, or geographic location. They may also hold a substantial fixed income or cash position based upon our macrocast or microcast indicators.

macrocast™ vitals explanation V = Valuation, I = Inflation, T = Technical Analysis, A = Aggregate Economy, Liquidity, S = Sentiment

Our macrocast risk model examines data across 6 categories (the “VITALS”) that we believe impact broad market conditions. Within the VITALS we examine more than 20 specific indicators that drive the macrocast Score. These indicators are then assessed and classified as signaling a positive (+1), neutral (0), or negative (-1) trend. The final macrocast Score is the result of the summation of the classified indicators.

microcast™ TUMS explained, T = Technical Analysis, U = Underlaying Market Breadth, M = Momentum, S = Sentiment

Our microcast risk model examines data across 4 categories (“TUMS”) that we believe impact near to intermediate-term market conditions. microcast assesses more than 10 specific indicators within these four categories. Each of the indicators are designed to give positive or negative signals that, in aggregate, generate the microcast optimal risk allocation. This determines the allocation split between equity and defensive assets within the strategy.

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Asset allocation is an investment approach that aims to balance risk by dividing assets among major categories such as cash, bonds, stocks, and real estate. Furthermore, the goal is to divide your investment dollars among asset categories that do not all respond to the same market forces in the same way at the same time. While one asset category increases in value, another may decrease or may not increase as much. The risk-return tradeoff lies at the core of this approach.

In addition to our macrocast and microcast analysis, we utilize fundamental analysis throughout our equity selection process. This process primarily seeks and is driven by three segments.

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One that is gigantic in size or power; one that stands out for greatness of achievement.

The foundation of the portfolio is built on the back of Titans. These are generally large, established businesses, with sustainable competitive advantages that support consistent revenue growth, predictable earnings, and high return on invested capital (ROIC). Titans are generally seen as longer-term investments in companies that will likely still be leaders over the next 10 years.

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One who must pave a path for themselves. A trailblazer may not have the same opportunity or leg up as others but isn’t afraid to blaze the trail and not look back.

Trailblazers are generally younger or smaller companies. They are in the building phase of their growth cycle, often reinvest heavily into their own business, and have a long runway ahead. Typically, these are growth or momentum-style investments that offer innovative products or services. They have accelerating earnings or sales growth, exhibit relative strength, and expect margin expansion as they finish laying the groundwork.

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One that is experiencing an abrupt or unexpected change, especially when that change results in a more favorable situation.

Turnarounds are generally value-style investments that are trading at discounted valuations with improving economic prospects. They can also be cyclical stocks that tend to outperform during certain stages of the economic cycle.


mypath Asset Allocation Portfolios

Our mypath Asset Allocation Portfolios (MAAP) are strategic asset allocation1,2 strategies focused on providing diversified portfolios with risk-adjusted returns. The diversification of holdings within each portfolio seeks to reduce the overall risk in terms of variability of returns.

MAAP Traditional

MAAP Traditional provides a well-diversified asset allocation that can be used in any type of account.

MAAP Dividend

MAAP Dividend provides a well-diversified asset allocation solution that focuses on income-producing equity ETFs.

MAAP Tax-Aware

MAAP Tax-Aware provides a well-diversified asset allocation solution that utilizes municipal bond ETFs in an effort to produce a more tax-aware result.

Our smarttactical Solutions are driven by one of our two proprietary risk analysis models (macrocast and microcast).3 The strategies driven by microcast are denoted by the letters “TX”, indicating the experience within those strategies are driven more by technical analysis.

Opportunity MX / Opportunity TX Strategies

These strategies target between 35-40 individual equity positions, though they may invest in ETFs or other exchange-traded assets when needed. They can invest in any exchange-traded asset class and are not restricted by market cap, sector, or geographic location. Based upon macrocast or microcast indicators, these strategies may hold a substantial fixed income or cash position as broader macroeconomic conditions deteriorate and are deemed favorable.

Dynamic MX / Dynamic TX Strategies

These strategies target between 17-20 ETF positions and utilize a core/satellite approach to investing. They can invest in any exchange-traded fund (ETF), and they primarily invest in broad market index ETFs,  sector and industry-specific ETFs, as well as factor and style-focused ETFs. Based upon macrocast or microcast indicators, these strategies may hold a substantial fixed income or cash position as broader macroeconomic conditions deteriorate and are deemed unfavorable.

Core Demand MX / Core Demand TX Strategies

These strategies target between 20-30 individual equity positions. They leverage environmental, social, and governance (ESG4) data to identify sustainable and demand inelastic businesses. They can invest in any exchange-traded asset class and are not restricted by market cap, sector, or geographic location. Based upon macrocast or microcast indicators, these strategies may hold a substantial fixed income or cash position as broader macroeconomic conditions deteriorate and are deemed unfavorable.

Helix Strategy

The Helix5 Strategy combines strategic asset allocation with tactical risk management to create a holistic client solution. The Corbett Road Opportunity ETF (OPPX) forms the foundation of the Helix Series, complimented by 8-15 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with target allocations determined by the risk tolerance of the individual investor. Adjustments to individual positions and/or portfolio rebalances will be guided by Corbett Road’s proprietary risk model, macrocast, or by changes to the underlying holdings within the tactical allocation. Pairing actively managed tactical investments with the diversification benefits of passive broader asset allocation exposure, the Helix Series offers a synchronized investment approach with disciplined risk management.

Focus Growth Strategy

This strategy is an active solution that seeks long-term aggressive growth of capital. This strategy targets between 20-25 individual equity positions. This actively managed strategy is designed to remain invested through market volatility and economic cycles. The Focus Growth Strategy is a concentrated, growth-equity strategy seeking long-term capital appreciation through investments in high-quality growth stocks and emerging market leaders. The strategy aims to invest in companies with leading brands, innovative products or services, and unique competitive advantages supportive of long-term growth.

  1. Asset allocation strategies and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against loss.
  2. Investments in securities and other instruments involve risk and will not always be profitable.
  3. Tactical investing is generally more complex and may involve higher or different risks than standard long-term (strategic) investment strategies.
  4. ESG investing is sometimes referred to as socially responsible investing. Corbett Road Investment Management uses a 3rd party for the analysis and screening process that looks for companies that adhere to certain ESG standards. ESG strategies may limit or eliminate exposure to investments in certain industries or companies that do not meet specific ESG criteria. As a result, an ESG portfolio may under-perform other diversified portfolios or an appropriate benchmark that does not have an ESG focus and may forgo certain market opportunities available to strategies that do not use these criteria.
  5. The HELIX strategy invests in the Corbett Road Opportunity Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) (Symbol: OPPX). Corbett Road Capital Management, LLC is the sub-advisor of OPPX (and is an affiliated registered investment advisor of Corbett Road Wealth Management (CRWM)). This fact creates an incentive for CRCM/CRWM to recommend this strategy to its clients.

About Corbett Road

We pride ourselves on our discovery process, comprehensive financial planning, a proprietary approach to tactical investment management, and a high level of client service. We appreciate the uniqueness of each of our clients and the relationships that result from partnering with them.

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