investment management San Diego

Investment Management

Managing your investments is about more than stocks and bonds - it's about your financial planning goals, needs, and aspirations. Although some people choose to handle their investments on their own, seeking out a financial professional or investment advisor at a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) firm can make the difference in achieving your desired financial future.

Our investment management process begins with understanding you. Together, we'll develop an investment plan based on your risk tolerance, liquidity needs, and long-term goals. Then, with a clear investment strategy in place, we will nurture your investment portfolio and give you in-depth advice on the financial decisions you’ll face on your journey to and through retirement.

Our investment philosophy is grounded in an evidence-based approach – not influenced by market fads or hype. You can learn more about our investment philosophy here.

Once we determine the right investment plan for your individual situation, we will put your money to work using these time-tested principles. And we’ll revisit your plan on an ongoing basis to make sure it still aligns with your needs.

Key parts of our investment management process include:

  • Your Investment Policy Statement: This is the roadmap that outlines your risk tolerance, tax considerations, liquidity needs, and other constraints. It describes the target asset allocation in terms of identifying how much of your investments are allocated to various stocks and bonds. It is the plan your dedicated trader will use to manage your investment portfolio on an ongoing basis.
  • Investment Building Blocks: No matter which D&Y financial advisor you choose, you will have the same investment approach when building your portfolio. Our Investment Committee is comprised of members from our advisory and trading teams. The voting members are all CFA charterholders. They regularly review investment vehicles and allocations to create our investment portfolio models.
  • Tailored to You: While the building blocks are the same, your financial advisor will tailor your portfolio to your unique needs, accounting for tax considerations, legacy investments, concentrated/low-cost basis positions, and cash needs.
  • Attending to Your Portfolio: Strategy is important, but the execution is where the rubber meets the road. Our financial advisors are highly disciplined in monitoring your portfolio, rebalancing, and harvesting tax losses on a regular basis as well as in response to what’s happening in the markets.
  • Accessible Reporting: Transparency is a core value at D&Y and one that, as a wealth management firm, we take especially seriously. We strive to provide you with the information you want and when you want it. That’s why our DY Dashboard is available to you 24/7. You’ll find detailed performance information for your portfolio as well as your asset allocation, year-to-date income and expenses, realized gains and losses, and more, allowing you to see exactly how we are managing your assets.
  • Your Team: Your Lead Advisor is always available to answer questions and will meet or talk as frequently as you like. Your broader D&Y team of wealth advisors will also provide quarterly updates on the markets in addition to advice about how your investments connect to broader planning themes.

At Dowling & Yahnke, your personal financial advisor can assist you towards reaching your financial goals. We are there for you throughout your financial life. Along with your trusted tax and legal professionals, our wealth management team will be there to guide you every step of the way whether you are looking for assistance with retirement planning, financial strategy, estate planning, asset allocation, or tax planning, our wealth management team will be there to guide you every step of the way.


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