The Eight Most Important Questions to Ask Before You Engage an Investment Advisor.
The answers to these questions will have the greatest impact on your ultimate investment outcome.
The questions are not what you might expect.

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Are You Looking for Something More...?
Better Outcomes? Reduced Risk? Lower Costs?
Clearer Communication? Greater Transparency? Fewer Vendors?
We Should Talk.

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What Are You Investing For?
For growth? For income? For preservation? To leave a legacy? To change the world?
We help private and institutional investors achieve their desired outcomes with greater certainty and less risk at low cost.
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What Makes Us Superior.
A committment to low-cost and better net returns for clients. Data-driven Evidence-Based Investing. Globally allocated, broadly diversified portfolios. Innovative, rules-based hedged strategies. Direct (vs. outsourced) construction, management and supervision of client portfolios. A proprietary partnership for private market investment. Communication candor and clarity. Mindful of timeless truths, open to new perspectives and best practices. Compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code.

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Structure IS the Strategy

Asset allocation, investment policy, rules-based strategies, diversification. Structure IS how risk is managed, returns are captured, costs are limited and client outcomes maximized.

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The structurALPHA® Strategies

Combining the low-cost and market capture advantages of passive investing with the superior return and risk profiles of a structural, rules-based hedge.

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Low-Cost, Liquid, Transparent, Rules-based & Hedged

= Better Outcomes

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About Clothier Springs Capital Management

Founded in 2010, Clothier Springs Capital Management is an independent Registered Investment Advisor managing wealth, portfolios and discrete strategies for private and institutional asset owners.

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Whatever wealth means to you and whatever your unique investment goals and objectives, your chances for a good outcome will be improved by adhering to the timeless truths of investing: get the asset allocation right for your own objectives and risk tolerances, diversify broadly, focus on the long-term and most important, minimize costs.

Your investment program should be as dynamic as your life. Helping you define objectives, quantify risk tolerance, create investment policy, manage cash flows and taxes and then implementing, monitoring and adjusting the investment program as your situation evolves, to achieve your desired outcome, is our primary mission.


Financial innovation and evolving investment practices are a powerful combination. With the ascendancy of index-based market exposures, almost any global market exposure can now be accessed cost-effectively. And any exposure that can enhance returns or manage risk (or both) can be included in even modest portfolios. This expands the opportunity set and enhances diversification.

Factor-based indexing and options-based hedging both offer the potential to make portfolios more effective and efficient. These new perspectives and practices combine with investing’s timeless truths to give investors a greater opportunity to achieve their desired outcome(s).

structurALPHA® Strategies

structurALPHA® is our suite of innovative, rules-based strategies that combine the well-known low-cost and market capture advantages of passive investing with the superior return and risk profiles of a structural, rules-based hedge. Implemented with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and exchange-listed options, the strategies are very low-cost, fully transparent and completely liquid.

The superior ALPHA (risk-adjusted return) they deliver is a function of structure and protocol, not the unreliable pursuits of active management and trading. The service mark structurALPHA® combines the two words: structural and ALPHA. structurALPHA®: an innovation in the pursuit of better investment outcomes.

About Clothier Springs Capital Management
Founded in 2010 by Thomas F. McKeon CFA, CSCM is an independent Registered Investment Advisor. We advise and manage wealth, portfolios and discrete strategies for private and institutional asset owners.

Our Vision
Our founding insight was to build investment strategies that maximize client outcomes by combining the low-cost and market capture advantages of index-based investing with the superior return and risk profiles of a structural, methodical, rules-based hedge.

We extend that insight to now build globally allocated, broadly diversified, liquid, transparent and low-cost portfolios exclusively of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), tailored for each investor’s unique goals, objectives and constraints. We also manage a partnership for direct investment in the private capital markets for accredited investors.

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Timeless Truths. New Perspectives.

PremiumPoints 2Q-2020 | Getting a Few Things Off Our Chest

Being in quarantine has provided all of us some time for reflection, introspection, baking and garage cleaning. We return to some of the recurring themes we observe and continue to rail against.

There Are No Silver Bullets….but This Comes Close

Do you know the best way to navigate and withstand market volatility without damaging your return potential?

The 21 Questions You’re Going to Need to Ask About Investment Fees

If the answer to Number 1 is wrong, you can forget about asking the next 20.

Facts, Conclusions and Blind Spots

Returns in the aftermath of the election and some heavy hitters (Bogle, Ellis, Buffet) expound on the virtues of index investing.

Post-Election Global Returns

U.S. Stocks Rally. The Rest of the World…Not So Much.

Clothier Springs Capital Management Makes INFORMA Top Guns--Again

The methodical, rules-based capture of option premium is what drove our structurALPHA Large Cap Buy-Write strategy.

As If To Prove My Point: Greatest Olympian Part II

Recent Olympic performances have sparked a discussion about the greatest Olympian of all-time: Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. The discussion puts cognitive biases front and center.

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PremiumPoints 3Q-2020 | Emerging (Arrived) Investment Themes

We will be the first to tell you that trying to predict or otherwise peer around the corner is a waste of time. So as evidence-based investment advisors, we rely on historical evidence to inform our recommendations.