Broker Check

Our academically based philosophy aligns well with high net worth and institutional clients looking for a solution that concentrates on principal preservation.

1 True Customization Based Upon a Client’s Unique Circumstances• Perform a thorough discovery process to uncover your total needs and objectivesto create a written fixed income investment policy

  • Maximize after-tax returns within a client’s risk tolerances
  • Harvest tax losses year-round

2 Our Interests Are Aligned With You

  • Obtain bonds from the competitive market, not from a selection of bonds held in inventory
  • Receive best execution by leveraging our large trading volumes
  • Find transparency in an opaque market with one management fee and no additional fees (no advisor commissions or bond markups) for BAM’s in-house fixed income expertise solely on fixed income.

3 Quality Advice Based Upon an Academically Based Philosophy

  • Maintain high credit quality
  • Emphasize return of principal versus maximizing return on principal
  • Consider only proven, low-default sectors (tax-exempt)
  • Capture higher expected returns through maturity extension when warranted

4 Flexible Instrument Implementation

  • Employ taxable, tax-exempt and inflation-protected securities
  • Use individual bonds and mutual funds

When it comes to the fixed income portion of your portfolio, think of it as a safety net.

It is there to provide security, a buffer from market volatility, protection for wealth already accumulated.

Too often, fixed income is treated as a footnote, an afterthought.

At BAM, we have a dedicated, experienced, specialized team of advisors who focus solely on fixed income.

They understand the safety, security and protection that fixed income offers and incorporate it into a portfolio that reflects our clients’ ability, willingness and need to take risk.

We treat fixed income as the serious investment that it is.

San Gabriel & BAM VS Traditional Brokerage

Traditional Broker Model

  • Bonds Sold from inventory
  • Bonds may have significant markups
  • Transactional services
  • Suitability Standard

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  • No inventory
  • No ability to mark-up bonds
  • Put bond dealers into competition
  • Fiduciary standard
  • Unbiased advice

BAM’s Fixed Income Department – Size and experience do matter!

  • Eight fixed income advisors
  • One trading specialist
  • Two portfolio analysts

Assets under Advisement

  • Individual bonds - $5.3 billion
  • Fixed income funds - $2.4 billion
  • Total Fixed income - $7.7 billion

Trading Volume

  • Traded $2.2 billion in 2013

Data as of March 31, 2014