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Our Seven Rules
of Portfolio Construction

After auditing more than 5,000 investment accounts, we’ve identified seven key rules retail investors consistently neglect — and institutional investors always follow.

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Avoid Overlap

Overlapping styles and holdings, even among managers, leads to closet indexing and increased costs — both of which reduce returns.

Execute High Active Share

Employ high-active share managers or a low-cost indexing strategy — don’t get caught in the middle.

Leverage the Best Ideas

Access an active management strategy through concentrated managers — stocks with less than 40 or 50 holdings.

Avoid Comingling

Use managed accounts (SMAs) where possible rather than co-mingled fund products — especially in active strategies.

Avoid Turnover

Do all you can to eliminate unnecessary trading. Turnover in any portfolio is a silent killer — especially inside of co-mingled fund product. 

Know Your Junk

Allocate to fundamental, bottom-up managers and help enhance returns by avoiding fund managers that  tend to own a lot of junk bonds.

Protect the Downside

Reduce drawdowns and help enhance long-term returns through managers that exhibit compelling downside capture metrics.


of high-net-worth clients think more highly of advisors using an institutional-level investment approach.¹


of investors agreed that an advisor using investments from third-party experts would have more time to understand their needs.¹
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All the Expertise You Need

Maximize Your Team

Advisors today are trying to do it all. In fact, 89%¹ believe they need to provide extensive due diligence, research, and other high-touch services to support high-net-worth clients, spending up to 12.2 hours per week¹ on investment management and execution.

We work with you to understand the best ways to add horsepower so you can win business more effectively, and faster — including customized portfolios designed to meet each client’s unique needs, built and monitored by our experienced team of experts.

It’s All in the Numbers


advisor teams we support, including independent RIAs,

wirehouse breakaways, family offices,

regional banks, and national accounting firms.2

$3 billion

Of AUM in the biggest advisory teams

we work with. The teams we support

range from $25mm to $3 billion of AUM.2


Of AUM growth per year the firms

we support have seen from 2018 thru 2021.3


of the teams we support have grown

faster than the industry average of 13.1%.3

1 to 15

Producing advisors across the

wide range of teams we support.4

Orion Custom Indexing
Free Resource: Webinar

Supercharge Growth with
Orion OCIO and Custom Indexing

Watch Kurt Brown, President, OCIO, and Andy Rosenberger, CFA, Head of Custom Indexing, in our webinar share how to reclaim valuable time and meet your clients more than halfway on traditionally unscalable tactics — including the industry’s biggest new trend, direct indexing.

You’ll learn how Orion can give you access to the tech, high-touch services, and investment team needed to help provide clients with personalized portfolios, tax optimization, and better outcomes.

Portfolio Construction,
Front and Center.

Meet the needs of your clients with expertly-designed, customized portfolios.

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¹Source: Orion Research, July 2021. Orion’s Research Initiative maintained a +/- 2.9% margin of error among consumer investors across generations and a +/- 3.8% error rate among Financial Advisors. A mixed methodology was applied that included a robust base of more than 2000 constituents in the online surveys and dozens of in-depth interviews on the topic.

2Source: As of 12/31/22

3Source: 2021 Fidelity’s Benchmarking Study.  According to Fidelity, the 3 year AUM growth CAGR for the industry is 13.1%

4Source: TownSquare Capital, LLC, client data

OCIO services offered through TownSquare Capital, LLC, an Orion company, a registered investment advisor.

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