by Paul Erlich

New Frontier Advisors creates and maintains diversified investment solutions for long-term wealth accumulation and preservation. Clients and advisors often raise concerns about individual assets or asset classes held in these portfolios – concerns that are based on looking at the performance, or attempting to assess the potential dangers, of those...

by Dr. David Esch

Factor models are hugely important to the finance industry. These risk models provide tremendously useful information to investors and managers by estimating the risk of any portfolio of stocks, and the models have also been extended to other asset classes such as bonds and commodities. The consensus of most current econometric thinking is that a sizable part of...

by Robert Michaud

There has been much discussion and speculation of the political and economic consequences of yesterday’s vote for the UK to leave the European Union.  Ignoring politics altogether, and anything speculative about economics or financial markets, what can be said based on probability, financial theory, and an...

Given great interest in the DOL decision on fiduciary responsibility, we note a blog posted in 2012 by James Watkins that referenced New Frontier’s patented optimization process followed by a comment by noted expert Steve Winks that we quote below: “…[T]here is massive push back from the brokerage industry, which neither acknowledges nor supports the fiduciary standing of brok ...

by Paul Erlich

Mutual funds are often touted as the most effective and convenient tools for individual investors and managers to build diversified portfolios.

However, investor experience is often...

by Dr. Richard Michaud

Many large financial intermediaries and high net worth investors invest in Private Equity funds.  The consulting firm Cambridge Associates reports that the 25-year return on private equity of 13.5% can be compared to the Russell 2000 9.75% return over the same period.  Similarly, in the survey article by Kaplan and Sensoy, they find that private equity

by Dr. David Esch

At New Frontier, we believe in strategic investing. We believe that markets are mostly unpredictable and that making directional bets on market performance or individual securities is largely a fool’s errand. Over most time periods some securities increase in value, whereas others decrease, almost all unpredictably.  With that...

by Dr. Richard Michaud

New Frontier is a multi-asset manager that invests primarily with exchange traded funds (ETFs).  ETFs are often compared to mutual funds which are also portfolio based investment products.  In most cases, ETFs function similarly to comparable mutual funds.  However, a recent instance of market volatility involving high yield securities highlighted an important...