Client Case Studies

We have or are presently engaged in the following relationships:

Cost Reduction / Replacement of TAMP:  A $35MM Alabama-based RIA had been using a costly Turnkey Asset Management Platform.  They are now engaged with East Bay for full-service Outsourced CIO services and in the process of replacing the operational aspects of the former provider.  Their anticipated annual cost savings will be over $100,000.

Consultant to Planning Firm:  East Bay is on retainer with a $200MM AUM RIA with a focus on holistic financial planning to consult on portfolio creation and maintenance, manager due diligence, evaluation of alternatives, and performance reporting, among many other ad hoc projects as needed.

Subadvisor+:  With eight model portfolios available on the Adhesion Wealth Advisors platform, East Bay manages $11MM for a newly-formed South Carolina RIA in addition to providing full-service OCIO.  East Bay assisted in the formation of the RIA and the lift-out from its prior insurance-based environment.  East Bay also provides in-person support for the RIA’s prospect and client meetings.

Virtual Partner to Fast-Grower:  East Bay is contracted to provide consulting services for a California-based RIA on the topics of portfolio creation, due diligence, exchange-traded funds, and practice management.  This RIA is in growth-by-acquisition mode, and has been told that having multiple CFA Charterholders on the investment committee makes them an attractive option for moving an advisor’s book.

Portfolio Project Manager:  $140MM TN-based RIA enlisted East Bay for a one-time portfolio management “clean up” project in advance of implementing a new trading and portfolio reporting package.  The mission, now accomplished, was to create more efficient, cost-effective portfolios for their clients.

Philosophy Unifier:  Atlanta-based RIA engaged in a one-time project to help merge the philosophies and portfolios of the two sides of their business.  While their defined contribution plan and wealth management strategies appeared similar, subtle differences were somewhat difficult to reconcile philosophically.  East Bay led a three-month process to iron out those subtleties and “tighten up” the firm’s methodology.  This firm then identified additional projects presently underway with East Bay.

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