NSI Managed Accounts

For investors seeking professional investment management, Nelson Securities, Inc. offers five distinct managed accounts. Depending on your risk tolerance and investment time horizon, we are confident you will find one of (or a combination of) our five management styles, described below, suitable to help meet your investment objectives with confidence. Check out our NEW managed account Capital Guardian, which was launched January 2013 and is suited for conservative investors seeking preservation of capital and income, with low volatility. 

Managed Account Target Allocation

Sector Trading Account (STA) 100% Stocks (85% Core/15% Sector)

Capital Growth 80% Stocks / 20% Bonds

Strategic Asset Balanced 60% Stocks / 40% Bonds

Total Return  40% Stocks / 60% Bonds

Capital Guardian  100% Bonds

Across all managed account objectives, we invest predominantly in Open-ended No-load mutual funds and Loaded Funds at Net Asset Value (NAV…no charge); Institutional and Advisor-only shares are primarily used to benefit account holders with lower expenses. Each of our managed account objectives* has a minimum account size of $25,000.

We pride ourselves on outstanding client service and every account is assigned a Registered Investment Advisor Representative to field questions, have regular reviews and provide personalized service. A quarterly review is sent to all clients that details market activity and investment strategies currently being implemented as well as any changes made during the quarter.

Sector Trading Account (STA)

Since it was launched in 1995, the Sector Trading Account has been our flagship managed account product. Sector Trading Accounts are suited for Aggressive investors with long-term investment time horizons, seeking above-average capital appreciation and are comfortable with volatility. Investing essentially 100% in stock mutual funds (Domestic and Foreign) and specialized sector mutual funds, the Sector Trading Account strives to strategically and tactically allocate assets to maximize return potential given the current market and economic environment. STA seeks to target approximately 85% of the portfolio in Core Stock Asset Classes (Large-cap, Mid-cap, Small-Cap and Foreign (developed & emerging)) and 15% in Sector-Specific funds; up to 20% may be invested in alternative assets.  STA has the flexibility to tactically invest at any given time in all stock asset classes (Large/Mid/Small-cap; Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging) and styles (Value/Growth/Blend)), as well as bond asset classes (Maturity/Duration, Credit Quality, Domestic & Foreign, etc.) and funds that offer hedging capability (currency, inverse funds and those that can short sell). Negative trends in the stock and bond markets will be considered investment opportunities as well. Income generation is not a priority. Asset Allocation weightings may tactically differ given market conditions.

Target Allocation: 100% Stocks (85% Core / 15% Sector)
Annual Management Fee:
1.5% of assets under management
Annual Custodial Fee: $75

Capital Growth Account

Capital Growth Accounts are suited for Moderate-Aggressive investors seeking capital appreciation with low to modest income potential. Investing predominantly in diversified stock mutual funds (domestic & foreign) as well as bond mutual funds, alternative asset classes and specialty mutual funds, the Capital Growth Account strives to strategically and tactically allocate assets to maximize return potential given the current market and economic environment. A modest allocation to bonds helps to moderate portfolio volatility. Capital Growth seeks to target an 80% stock to 20% bond/cash weighting over time; up to 15% may be invested in alternative assets. All equity asset classes (Large/Mid/Small-cap; Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging)) and styles (Value/Growth/Blend), bond asset classes (Maturity/Duration, Credit Quality, Domestic & Foreign (developed & emerging), Sovereign & Corporate, High Yield, Global, Convertibles, Bank Loan, Non-traditional, etc.) and cash equivalents may be considered for investment, including sector specific funds as well as funds that offer hedging capability (currency, inverse funds and those that can short sell) to seek overall investment and risk objectives. Asset Allocation weightings may tactically differ given market conditions.

Target Allocation: 80% Stocks / 20% Bonds-Cash
Annual Management Fee:
2.5% of assets under management
Annual Custodial Fee: $75 

Strategic Asset Balanced Account

Strategic Asset Balanced Accounts are suited for Moderate investors seeking capital appreciation and modest income potential with below- to moderate-market volatility. Strategic Asset Balanced Accounts strive to balance the growth opportunities of stocks with the income and stability of bonds. Investing in both stock and bond mutual funds (domestic & foreign), as well as alternative asset classes, the Strategic Asset Balanced Account strives to strategically and tactically allocate assets to maximize return potential within its objective while limiting downside risk given the current market and economic environment. Strategic Asset Balanced seeks to target approximately a 60% stock to 40% bond/cash weighting over time; up to 15% may be invested in alternative assets. All equity asset classes (Large/Mid/Small-cap; Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging)) and styles (Value/Growth/Blend), bond asset classes (Maturity/Duration, Credit Quality, Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging), Sovereign & Corporate, High Yield, Global, Convertibles, Bank Loan, Non-traditional, etc.) and cash equivalents may be considered for investment, including sector specific funds as well as funds that offer hedging capability (currency, inverse funds and those that can short sell) to seek overall investment and risk objectives. Asset Allocation weightings may tactically differ given changing market conditions.

Target Allocation: 60% Stocks / 40% Bonds-Cash
Annual Management Fee:
2.5% of assets under management
Annual Custodial Fee: $75

Total Return Account

Total Return Accounts are suited for Conservative to Moderate investors seeking preservation of capital, income and modest capital appreciation with below-market volatility. Investing in both stock and bond mutual funds (domestic & foreign), as well as alternative asset classes, the Total Return Account strives to strategically and tactically allocate assets to maximize return potential within its objective while limiting downside risk given the current market and economic environment. Total Return seeks to target approximately a 40% stock to 60% bond/cash weighting over time; up to 15% may be invested in alternative assets. All equity asset classes (Large/Mid/Small-cap; Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging)) and styles (Value/Growth/Blend), bond asset classes (Maturity/Duration, Credit Quality, Domestic and Foreign (developed & emerging), Sovereign & Corporate, High Yield, Global, Convertibles, Bank Loan, Non-traditional, etc.) and cash equivalents may be considered for investment, including sector specific funds as well as funds that offer hedging capability (currency, inverse funds and those that can short sell) to seek overall investment and risk objectives. Asset Allocation weightings may tactically differ given changing market conditions.
Target Allocation: 40% Stocks / 60% Bonds-Cash
Annual Management Fee:
2.5% of assets under management
Annual Custodial Fee: $75 

Capital Guardian Account NEW

Capital Guardian Accounts are suited for Conservative investors seeking preservation of capital and income, with low volatility. Modest capital appreciation is a secondary objective. Investing in a diversified portfolio of bond mutual funds, the Capital Guardian Account strives to strategically and tactically allocate assets primarily in the domestic bond market with respect to yield, maturity/duration, credit quality, and inflation protection. Foreign bond markets (developed & emerging) will also be included. Capital Guardian’s objective is to preserve capital, generate income and maximize total return potential within its objective given the current market and economic environment. Capital Guardian seeks to target a 100% bond/cash asset allocation weighting over time; up to 5% may be invested in alter-native assets. All bond asset classes (Maturity/Duration, Credit Quality, Domestic & Foreign (developed & emerging), Sovereign & Corporate, High Yield, Global, Convertibles, Bank Loan, Non-traditional, etc.) and cash equivalents may be considered for investment, as well as funds that offer hedging capability (currency, inverse funds and those that can short sell) to seek overall investment and risk objectives. Asset Allocation weightings may tactically differ given changing market conditions.

Target Allocation: 100% Bonds-Cash
Annual Management Fee: 1.0% of assets under management
Annual Custodial Fee: $75

Not FDIC/NCUA Insured, May Lose Value, No Bank Guarantee, Not a Deposit, Not Insured by any Federal Agency

*Investing in small- and medium-sized companies, international (developed and emerging market) equity and debt securities, high yield securities, funds that invest in a specific sector, currencies, commodities, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), as well as those that offer hedging capability (arbitrage, market neutral, long-short, inverse funds) may increase risk and volatility in each managed account style, respectfully. There are risks associated with bond investments as well, including interest rate risk, credit risk and inflation risk; bond prices and interest rate changes have an inverse relationship (as interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa).

Additional Managed Account Information:

If you are interested in being contacted by Nelson Securities, Inc. regarding Managed Mutual Fund Account opportunities, please contact one of our Registered Representatives at 1-800-345-7593, Set an Appointment or Request Information.   Please specify Managed Accounts.