Sector Rotation Using Quantitative Research, Investment Rules and Common Sense

BCM’s Sector Rotation based, growth portfolios are built using a quantitatively-researched approach and investment rules, and have the ability to get defensive by raising partial or 100% cash during longer and/or larger market drawdowns.

Offering pure U.S. or Global equity sector rotation portfolios, or sector rotation as part of three diversified portfolios for standalone or smaller account solutions.

Pure Sector Rotation in U.S. Large Cap or Global Sectors

Momentum-based, repeatable sector rotation process. Here are the primary considerations:

Is price trend/momentum positive or negative?  The strategies will seek to own all sectors with positive momentum.

When a sector’s trend turns negative, we ask how.  Three additional metrics are considered to determine when to sell a sector.

Additional investment rules are applied.  Confirming conviction in a trend change helps avoid whipsaw, cash drag and unnecessary trading.

Get defensive by raising cash.  In addition to selling negative trending sectors, the strategy can move to partial or 100% cash in bear markets.

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BCM U.S. Sector Rotation

Invests in 11 sectors of the S&P 500® Index , primarily through the SSgA SPDR U.S. Sector ETFs.

Available as a Collective Investment Fund for Qualified Plans.

BCM Global Sector Rotation

Invests in 11 sectors of the S&P Cap 1200 Index, primarily through the iShares® Global Sector ETFs.

Fit within a client account:

Designed to be a full or partial replacement of core (strategic) equity exposure (U.S. or global) to add defensive measures.

Setting expectations:

Expect ordinary stock market movement, but the strategy will seek to avoid large drawdowns when the markets enter longer or more severe periods of duress.

Strategy objective:

Seek to meet or beat their respective indices over a full market cycle, including both a bull and a bear market, while reducing volatility and large drawdowns.

Sector Rotation as part of a Diversified Allocation Portfolio

We’ve done the work for you. You can choose a 100% diversified equity, 80% equity/20% fixed income or a 65% equity/35% fixed income solution.

Our diversified sector rotation-based strategies use the BCM U.S. Sector Rotation portfolio (U.S. Large Cap Equity) as the core equity exposure, and pair it with diversifying allocations including International Equity, Global Macro and High Quality Fixed Income. Each allocation can go to 100% cash if market conditions warrant.

International Equity

Quantitatively driven, fundamentally focused.                    .

Uses quantitative research to help determine if and when to invest in International Equity markets, but applies fundamental analysis to decide where.

Global Macro

Fundamentally managed, theme-based allocations.

Determined by the investment committees, this allocation invests in long-term themes, acknowledging the evolution of the global economy.

High Quality Fixed Income

Fundamentally managed, seeking to lower portfolio volatility.

Investing only in investment grade or government-backed fixed income, this allocation focuses on managing duration with the goal of reducing volatility.

BCM Diversified Equity

100% Equity portfolio investing up to 70% in U.S. Large Cap, 15% in International Equity and 15% in Global Macro.

Designed for investors who are seeking growth but want to capitalize on the fact that we live in a global economy.

BCM Growth

80% Equity/20% Fixed Income portfolio investing up to 55% in U.S. Large Cap Equity, 13% in International Equity, 12% in Global Macro and 20% in High Quality Fixed Income.

Designed for investors seeking lower volatility and for whom 100% equity is not appropriate.

BCM Moderate Growth

65% Equity/35% Fixed Income portfolio investing up to 45% in U.S. Large Cap Equity, 10% in International Equity, 10% in Global Macro Equity and 35% in High Quality Fixed Income.

Designed for investors seeking low volatility and for whom 100% equity is not appropriate.

Fit within a client account:

Designed to be a diversified, total account solution for clients seeking global growth with lower volatility and ability to avoid large drawdowns.

Setting expectations:

Expect ordinary stock and bond market movement, but the strategies will seek to avoid large drawdowns when markets enter longer or more severe periods of duress.

Strategy objective:

Seek to meet or beat their respective indices over a full market cycle, including both a bull and a bear market, while reducing volatility and large drawdowns.

Ascend Prudently.

Conquering a mountain demands intense focus on safety. Proper equipment and training can provide protection against a catastrophic fall.

Respecting ever-changing terrain and conditions can give you a distinct advantage. The same applies to the different asset classes of global markets.

This principle is built into the design of every BCM strategy. We believe that reducing volatility and avoiding failing asset classes are two keys to long-term investment success.

Our philosophy: Ascend when conditions are right, and seek shelter when they’re not.

"The Trend is Your Friend"

“Buy and hold” does not consider the fact that we are all human and that we react to extreme market swings. Trend following is an effective alternative to a traditional buy and hold strategy, seeking to invest in the uptrend and avoid the majority of the downtrend.
Read more about this concept here:

Trend Following: An Alternative to Buy and Hold

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