Litman Gregory Alpha-Core Model Portfolios

Litman Gregory’s Alpha-Core Model Portfolios seek to harness the benefits of combining active and passive investment vehicles in a set of risk-managed, globally diversified, tactical portfolios. The models are built on Litman Gregory’s signature investment strategies and capitalize on over three decades of research and portfolio management experience and a demonstrable track record of high-caliber investment management and oversight.

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As of July 6, 2021

Alpha-Core Conservative Balanced Portfolio

Holding Ticker Strategic Weight Target Weight Change
Cash   2.0%    
Vanguard Prime Money Market VMMXX   2.0% -1.0%
Investment-Grade Bond Funds   58.0%    
BBH Income I BBNIX   0.0% -11.0%
DoubleLine Total Return Bond Inst'l DBLTX   9.0% -2.0%
Guggenheim Total Return Bond Inst'l GIBIX   15.5% +4.0%
iM Dolan McEniry Corporate Bond Inst'l IDMIX   9.0% +9.0%
Multisector Income Funds        
PartnerSelect High Income Alternatives Fund MAHIX   7.0% -
Osterweis Strategic Income OSTIX   4.0% -
Floating-Rate Loan Funds        
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income I DFLIX   2.0% -
T. Rowe Price Inst'l Floating Rate RPIFX   2.0% -
Larger-Cap U.S. Stock Funds   20.0%    
PartnerSelect Equity Fund MSEFX   0.0% -8.0%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV   5.0% -3.5%
Polen Focus Growth Inst'l POLIX   6.0% +6.0%
Scharf Fund Inst'l LOGIX   6.0% +6.0%
Smaller-Cap U.S. Stock Funds      4.0%    
PartnerSelect SBH Focused Small Value Fund PFSVX   2.0% -
Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF VTWO   1% +0.5%
Developed International Stock Funds   8.0%    
PartnerSelect International Fund MSILX   3.5% +0.5%
PartnerSelect Oldfield International Value Fund POIVX   2.5% +0.5%
Polen International Growth Inst'l POIIX   2.5% +2.5%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA   0.0% -3.5%
Emerging-Market Stock Funds   8.0%    
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO   11.0% -
Alternative Strategies Funds        
PartnerSelect Alternative Strategies Fund MASFX   5.0% -
iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF DBMF   5.0% +5.0%
AlphaSimplex Managed Futures Strategy Y ASFYX   0.0% -2.5%
PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Inst'l PQTIX   0.0% -2.5%

There are modest differences at the fund implementation level in the portfolios Litman Gregory manages for its own clients. Contact our Research Consulting Team for more information.

Alpha-Core Balanced Portfolio

Holding Ticker Strategic Weight Target Weight Change
Cash   2.0%    
Vanguard Prime Money Market VMMXX   2.0% -1.0%
Investment-Grade Bond Funds   38.0%    
DoubleLine Total Return Bond Inst'l DBLTX   5.5% -4.0%
Guggenheim Total Return Bond Inst'l GIBIX   8.0% -1.5%
iM Dolan McEniry Corporate Bond Inst'l IDMIX   5.5% -5.5%
Multisector Income Funds        
PartnerSelect High Income Alternatives Fund MAHIX   5.0% -
Floating-Rate Loan Funds        
T. Rowe Price Inst'l Floating Rate RPIFX   2.5% -
Larger-Cap U.S. Stock Funds   30.0%    
PartnerSelect Equity Fund MSEFX   0.0% -17.5%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV   5.0% -4.5%
Polen Focus Growth Inst'l POLIX   11.0% +11.0%
Scharf Fund Inst'l LOGIX   11.0% +11.0%
Smaller-Cap U.S. Stock Funds      6.0%    
PartnerSelect SBH Focused Small Value Fund PFSVX   2.0% -
Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF VTWO   3.0% +1.0%
Developed International Stock Funds   12.0%    
PartnerSelect International Fund MSILX   6.0% -
PartnerSelect Oldfield International Value Fund POIVX   3.0% +0.5%
Polen International Growth Inst'l POIIX   3.0% +3.0%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA   0.0% -3.5%
Emerging-Market Stock Funds   12.0%    
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO   17.5% -
Alternative Strategies Funds        
PartnerSelect Alternative Strategies Fund MASFX   5.0% -
iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF DBMF   5.0% +5.0%
AlphaSimplex Managed Futures Strategy Y ASFYX   0.0% -2.5%
PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Inst'l PQTIX   0.0% -2.5%

There are modest differences at the fund implementation level in the portfolios Litman Gregory manages for its own clients. Contact our Research Consulting Team for more information.

Alpha-Core Equity-Tilted Balanced Portfolio

Holding Ticker Strategic Weight Target Weight Change
Cash   2.0%    
Vanguard Prime Money Market VMMXX   2.0% -1.0%
Investment-Grade Bond Funds   23.0%    
DoubleLine Total Return Bond Inst'l DBLTX   0.0% -5.5%
Guggenheim Total Return Bond Inst'l GIBIX   5.5% -
iM Dolan McEniry Corporate Bond Inst'l IDMIX   5.5% +5.5%
Larger-Cap U.S. Stock Funds      37.0%    
PartnerSelect Equity Fund MSEFX   0.0% -24.5%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV   6.0% -4.0%
Polen Focus Growth Inst'l POLIX   14.0% +14.0%
Scharf Fund Inst'l LOGIX   14.0% +14.0%
Smaller-Cap U.S. Stock Funds      8.0%    
PartnerSelect SBH Focused Small Value Fund PFSVX   2.5% -
Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF VTWO   4.5% +1.5%
Developed International Stock Funds   15.0%    
PartnerSelect International Fund MSILX   8.0% -2.0%
PartnerSelect Oldfield International Value Fund POIVX   4.0% +1.0%
Polen International Growth Inst'l POIIX   4.0% +4.0%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA   0.0% -3.0%
Emerging-Market Stock Funds   15.0%    
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO   21.0% -
Alternative Strategies Funds        
PartnerSelect Alternative Strategies Fund MASFX   4.0% -
iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF DBMF   5.0% +5.0%
AlphaSimplex Managed Futures Strategy Y ASFYX   0.0% -2.5%
PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Inst'l PQTIX   0.0% -2.5%

There are modest differences at the fund implementation level in the portfolios Litman Gregory manages for its own clients. Contact our Research Consulting Team for more information.

Alpha-Core Equity Portfolio

Holding Ticker Strategic Weight Target Weight Change
Cash   2.0%    
Vanguard Prime Money Market VMMXX   2.0% -2.0%
Larger-Cap U.S. Stock Funds   48.0%    
PartnerSelect Equity Fund MSEFX   7.0% -23.0%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV   10.0% -0.5%
Polen Focus Growth Inst'l POLIX   11.5% +11.5%
Scharf Fund Inst'l LOGIX   11.5% +11.5%
Smaller-Cap U.S. Stock Funds      10.0%    
PartnerSelect SBH Focused Small Value Fund PFSVX   3.0% -
Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF VTWO   5.0% +1.5%
Developed International Stock Funds   20.0%    
PartnerSelect International Fund MSILX   9.0% -2.5%
PartnerSelect Oldfield International Value Fund POIVX   5.5% +1.5%
Polen International Growth Inst'l POIIX   5.5% +5.5%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA   0.0% -4.5%
Emerging-Market Stock Funds   20.0%    
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO   30.0% -

There are modest differences at the fund implementation level in the portfolios Litman Gregory manages for its own clients. Contact our Research Consulting Team for more information.