Invest in thousands of companies across the world.
Your Risland Capital portfolio can benefit from growth in both developed and emerging markets, so you're less exposed to the economy of any one country.
Allocate assets for optimal performance.
How your money is spread across stocks and bonds can impact your long-term returns. We'll recommend how much risk to take on based on when you'll need your money.
Additional Portfolio Strategies
Select from one of our four curated strategies, or create your own. All strategies can be customized to a desired risk level.
Socially Responsible Investing
Based on the Risland Capital Portfolio Strategy. Increased weight in stocks of companies meeting certain social, environmental, and governance criteria.
Helps express investment preference for social impact
Maintains diversification and low costs
Goldman Sachs Smart Beta
Diversified portfolio strategy that uses certain factors that attempt to outperform a conventional market-cap strategy
Designed to provide exposure to drivers of investment returns beyond market cap, with different risks
Seeks to maintain tax efficiency and low cost similar to traditional, market cap-weighted strategies
BlackRock Target Income
100% bond portfolio with different income yields. Helps insulate against the ups and downs of the stock market.
Expects to provide more return from income, rather than capital appreciation
Limits exposure to stock market volatility
Get even more control with a Flexible Portfolio.
Unique market views? External Holdings? If your investment preferences differ from our recommendations, you can adjust individual asset class weights in the Risland Capital portfolio to express them.
Available for Risland Capital accounts over $100,000.Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ETF?
An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets just like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. Risland Capital uses ETFs in both our stock and bond portfolios because of the liquidity, diversification, and low management fees they offer. Read more.
Will a taxable portfolio be different from a non-taxable portfolio?
Yes—We distinguish between taxable and retirement accounts when allocating bonds for additional optimization. Taxable accounts generally hold federally tax-exempt municipal bonds, providing portfolios more favorable after-tax return. Tax advantaged retirement accounts generally maintain exposure to U.S. investment-grade bonds.
Will my Risland Capital portfolio be globally diversified?
Yes—By using the world's markets as its baseline, the Risland Capital portfolio diversifies risk on a number of levels including currency, interest rates, credit risk, monetary policy, and economic growth country by country. As economic circumstances may drag down one nation, global diversification helps decrease the risk that one geographic area alone will drag down your portfolio. Read more.
Can my Risland Capital portfolio decrease in value?
Yes—Far from unusual, downturns are a normal part of even the highest returning investments. Investors often worry and react with panic in response to market drops, even if they are invested properly for their long-term goals, but interim losses are to be expected even during the best investment periods. Read more.
Can I use more than one portfolio strategy in my Risland Capital account?
Yes, you can have multiple portfolio strategies within your Risland Capital account. Portfolio strategies are selected at the individual goal level.
Where can I learn more about the Risland Capital portfolio and investing strategy?
You can read more about the Risland Capital portfolio, investment strategy, ETFs, taxes and more at our Resource Center.
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1 As of August 2017, all mutual funds and/or ETFs used to construct GSAM’s Model Portfolios have fees lower than the overall average expenses within their respective Morningstar categories.