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Asset Management

A Collaborative Partner in Growing Your Wealth

Managing substantial wealth for multigenerational families, family offices, foundations, and endowments is an enormous responsibility. It requires deep insight, specialized knowledge, and precisely crafted solutions. As your Chief Investment Officer, we listen carefully first, then construct and implement comprehensive solutions tailored to your goals and objectives.

Our highly customized, institutional-quality investment solutions deliver results designed to reflect your needs and goals.

The Abbot Downing Difference


Managing institutionally sized portfolios for families, family offices, foundations, and endowments has been our singular focus for more than 45 years.


Our experienced due diligence team selects from a global opportunity set, providing access to extensively researched and thoroughly vetted institutional solutions not widely available to the public.


Our process centers around you and your family. We are structured to ensure transparent and objective advice, and to avoid any conflicts of interest. We do not pursue or receive remission payments or fee sharing arrangements typical in the industry.


We draw upon a broadly diversified team of internal professionals and external partners with decades of technical experience and real world competence in the construction and management of complex portfolios.

Emphasis on net real return

We invest for total net real return, paying strict attention to taxes, fees, turnover, and other costs that can affect the ability of portfolios to thrive for the long term.

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Investment programs require continuous oversight and careful maintenance. Our Chief Investment Officer model provides continuity and allows for timely, holistic, and effective decision making. Our focus is on understanding the entire spectrum of your investments and integrating that knowledge with the specific needs, goals, and constraints you have for your assets now and in the future. Our investment process rests on four core pillars of activity:


These aforementioned investments and strategies may carry specific investor qualifications which can include high income and net-worth requirements as well as relatively high investment minimums. Typically, these investments and strategies are open to qualified investors only and carry high costs, substantial risks, and may be highly volatile. There is often limited (or even non-existent) liquidity and a lack of transparency regarding the underlying assets. The investment returns may fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that when redeemed or sold, they may be worth more or less than their original cost. An investor may lose their entire investment. There can be no assurances that a manager’s strategy (hedging or otherwise) will be successful or that a manager will use these strategies with respect to all or any portion of a portfolio. They do not represent a complete investment program.

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