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  • Pension Consulting
    • -401k
    • -403b
    • -457
  • Portfolio Management
    • -Individuals and/or Small Businesses



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Employer Years Dates
Cubic Financial Advisors LLC 7 years, 6 months Aug 2012 - Present
Peregrine Diversifited Investment Services 1 year, 2 months May 2011 - Jul 2012
Ams Advisors LLC 6 months Nov 2010 - May 2011
Brewer Financial Services, LLC 7 months Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Brewer Investment Advisors, LLC 7 months Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Spire Investment Partners 4 years, 8 months Aug 2005 - Apr 2010

Designations & Memberships

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary
    Accredited Investment Fiduciary
    The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation represents a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the fiduciary practices.

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    Is standard deviation of portfolio returns the best way to think of "risk" of a portfolio?
    Standard Deviation assumes a normal distribution of historic returns. There are many examples in Finance where this is a poor or patently incorrect assumption. In fact, very few investments exhibit “normal” returns. A more practical problem is that Standard Deviation equal weights positive variat...  (more)
    Answered Feb 2012
    I would like to change the account for my pension direct deposit.?
    The fastest way - and the correct way - to get this done is to contact the Pension Plan Sponsor, namely the HR Dept. at NYSED. I believe you should call (518) 474-5215, or you can e-mail: They will have the form that you need....  (more)
    Answered Apr 2012
    How do i cash in a 401k that is more than 10 years old??? How do I go about doing that???
    Consider "Rolling Over" your 401K. Whether it is 10 weeks old or 10 years old, the process is the same: you will have to contact the HR department at your former employer, and ask them for the appropriate paperwork. In a rollover you can move the assets with no tax consequences to another tax-defe...  (more)
    Answered Mar 2012
    Why should I invest in bonds when the typical return is lower than stocks?
    In general, a diversifed portfolio of Bonds will return less than a diversified portfolio of Stocks because Bonds reside higher in the Capital Structure than do Stocks. In other words, most Bonds are safer than most Stocks, and so the long-term expected return from Bonds is necessarily lower. This...  (more)
    Answered Mar 2012
    Where do I find information on commodities backed ETFs?
    Rainer, has more than 100 Commodity ETFs listed. Then use Yahoo Finance to read more. We trade Commodity ETFs in our Adaptive Asset Allocation strategies. Call me, if you're interested in how to trade them stategically....  (more)
    Answered Jun 2012
    Are there benefits to investing in an ETF or mutual fund that invests in TIPS?
    A TIPS is a US Treasury security with its principal linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation, thereby affording it partial inflation protection. Whether investing in a TIPS ETF or fund is beneficial will depend on the future courses of inflation and interest rates. While predi...  (more)
    Answered Feb 2012
    How many mortgage quotes should I get?
    Consider using a Mortgage Broker. A Broker will generally have access to a long list of Mortgage lenders, insuring that you see a variety of rates and product offerings. A banker will only be able to show offerings from his / her banking institution....  (more)
    Answered Mar 2012
    If interest rates increase, should I consider a Zero-Coupon bond?
    After 30 years in investing, I've recently concluded that predicting anything in Finance is fruitless. If you are concerned about rising interest rates (as I am), then Zero Coupon Bonds would be the wrong place to invest. I have placed a substantial amount of client money in Floating Rate Corporat...  (more)
    Answered Mar 2012
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        Sep 20, 2018
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      Cubic Advisors, LLC

      Last updated on June 24, 2019
        • $49.0M
          Total Assets Under Management
        • N/A
          Total Assets Under Advisement
        • 181
        • $270.6K
          Estimated Average Account Balance


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