Independent investment management involves an investor using a professional asset manager to manage and guide their portfolio. Most asset managers spread their client’s funds among different asset classes, such as stocks and bonds, so that volatility is reduced and the funds are properly diversified. Depending on the risk tolerance of the client the asset manager will make the portfolio more conservative by tilting more heavily towards bonds or more aggressive by tilting more towards stocks. They can also but some of the funds in other asset classes such as REIT’s or commodities such as gold.
Many types of entities use independent investment managers. This can include individuals as well as pension funds, corporations, educational institutions, nonprofits, and others. In order to provide their services, asset managers charge a fee on the amount of money they are investing for a client, typically 1%.
Mark Autterson is an independent investment manager who is located in Denver, Colorado. He earned his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1979 and soon after joined the financial industry. He is now the Principal Wealth Advisor at his investment company, WIN Wealth Management. Mark Autterson helps his clients calculate their risk profile so that they are comfortable with the way he manages their investments.
WIN offers a 401(k) plan which Mark Autterson is heavily involved in running. He is the go-to person for all of his company’s largest clients due to his expertise and knowledge of investing. Mark Autterson is also the Chief Compliance Officer of the company and is also co-chairs WIN’s investment committee panel.
In his personal life, Mark Autterson is married and has three children along with four grandchildren. He and his family enjoy a broad range of hobbies and activities including outdoor activities like hiking, traveling to new places, and helping out in their local community.