Client Case Studies

As of 9/30/2017, East Bay advises on over $850MM in RIA relationships, including:

Chief Investment Officer of Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP):  In collaboration with XY Planning Network, East Bay manages model portfolios and supports fee-only financial planners on XY Investment Solutions

Cost Reduction / Replacement of TAMP:  A $40MM 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 multiple RIAs focused on holistic financial planning.  We consult on portfolio creation and maintenance, manager due diligence, evaluation of alternatives, and performance reporting, among many other ad hoc projects as needed.

Subadvisor+:  East Bay manages model portfolios and advises on trading using iRebal for a South Carolina RIA.  We assisted in the formation of the RIA, the lift-out from its prior insurance-based environment, and regularly provide in-person support for 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  believes that having multiple CFA Charterholders on the investment committee makes them an attractive option for advisors moving their 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.  That project has resulted in additional work together, including client education events and deep evaluation of customized client strategies.

Completed Projects Include:

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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