We Know the Ropes
Anchor’s rigorous process is designed to lower volatility while seeking long-term growth.
Helping institutions keep their promises since 1983
Anchor’s Institutional Accounts division has more than 35 years of experience working with institutional programs. We offer eight distinct value-focused strategies that are designed to play specific roles in a total portfolio solution.
Our watchword is “no surprises.” This applies first to the lower relative volatility and downside protection that are the expected outcomes of our disciplined process. We also strive for full transparency: Clients can fully access information about their assets—in regular quarterly meetings and on an as-needed basis.
Your mission, first and foremost
Public & Multi-Employer Funds
Keep promises to public and union employees; ensure public institutions’ solvency; minimize burden on taxpayers
Asset allocation policy may be risk-averse; sensitive to downside events
Keep promises to employees while managing pension expense and funding risk
Sensitive to equity market volatility since 2008; avoid consequences of underfunding imposed by PPA
Maintain educational/cultural mission — often major construction projects; support efforts for public good
Asset allocation for endowments may be more risk-tolerant; the focus of private foundations is adjusting to increased risk needed to meet the 5% annual spending hurdle
Intermediary for all client types above: Fulfills “prudent expert” role for them
Key is predictable results while maintaining transparency, excellent communication — including detailed analytics
We believe history shows that disciplined value investing outperforms over time with relatively low risk.
Our deep focus on individual securities is designed for downside protection and relatively low correlation to peers.
Anchor strategies play a defined role: seeking to mitigate bear-market losses and achieve competitive growth over a full cycle.
Our teams are stable. We hire talented investors who are dedicated to your success.
We understand our role. You know what you expect.
“We listen carefully to learn each client’s mission, policies, preferences, and goals. We also explain our process in great detail and follow up with fully transparent reports on progress.”
Director of Institutional Marketing