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Theoretical research meets practical application to enhance returns.

At Alison Wealth Management, our investment approach is based on a belief in markets.

Rather than relying on futile forecasting or trying to outguess others, we draw information about expected returns from the market itself—letting the collective knowledge of its millions of buyers and sellers set security prices.

We believe there are two components that make up investment performance: Beta and Alpha

Beta is the risk of the overall stock market.


Accepting market beta means we should be rewarded with market like returns. We feel we can capture those market returns through a passive investment approach, similar to index fund investing, to support our baseline investment performance.

Alpha is the excess return of an investment relative to a benchmark index.


We utilize a multi-dimensional approach to capture long-term alpha by tilting the holdings towards securities characteristics that have theoretical research supporting higher expected return over time and then let markets do what they do best—drive information into prices.


We call this Evidence Based Investing.

To implement this approach, we leverage relationships with Dimensional Fund Advisors, one of the largest and most exclusive money managers in the world along with some of the industry's most respected ETF providers.

Why Evidence Based Investing?

Active management is often speculative, expensive and inconsistent at best.

Indexed or passive management ignores world events and can grow out of balance creating exposure for devastating losses, particularly for short and immediate-term goals.

At Alison Wealth Management, we believe there is a better way rooted in an academic, data-driven approach and dedicated to tax- and fee-efficiency. Learn more about our services and plans available, or complete the form below to start the conversation today.

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