Horizons West Capital Partners, LLC

Asset Allocation Modeling

HWCP has created and maintains a proprietary Dynamic Asset Allocation Model that utilizes state of the art processes in seeking to consistently identify through time the most attractive combination of risk adjusted return opportunities between and among the fourteen major asset classes identified by HWCP as being a representative and complete sample of the global investment opportunity set. These asset classes are listed below and are in terms of a United States investor:

Domestic Equity: Large Cap, Mid Cap, Small Cap

International Equity: Developed Market, Emerging Market

Equity Like: Commodity, Real Estate

Global Fixed Income (Short Term): Investment Grade Aggregate

Global Fixed Income (Long Term): Investment Grade Aggregate

Global Fixed Income (Specialty): High Yield, Mortgage Backed, Inflation Protected

Hybrid/Hedged: Multi-Strategy


Through the recurring employment of this Model, HWCP will construct a series of customized Target Portfolios corresponding to each of the investor Profiles that are designed to maximize future investment return given the targeted level of acceptable volatility. All HWCP Target Portfolio rebalancing will occur on a regular and timely basis and will incorporate proprietary estimates for both asset class expected return and future asset class risk and correlation. Techniques of portfolio optimization, Monte Carlo simulation, and non-normal curve statistical analysis will be utilized in these efforts.

The Target Portfolio developed for each of the five HWCP Investor Profiles will not be static in nature, but will instead retain a great deal of flexibility to allow for a more realistic assessment of the prospective return potential (on an absolute as well as relative basis) offered by each of the included asset classes utilized in the portfolio construction process.

Risk Profiling

HWCP has identified five major investor Profiles that collectively encompass the full range of investor behaviors and attitudes toward risk and return. These Profiles individually possess a unique combination of investment return expectations and risk tolerance limitations. The five distinct HWCP investor Profiles are designated as follows: Defensive, Conservative, Balanced, Progressive, and Dynamic.

These Profiles will serve as the underlying basis upon which HWCP creates the consulting-oriented Target Portfolios. In the attempt to maximize future risk adjusted return potential, the capital markets will be continually assessed in order to identify any structural market dislocations or risk-oriented paradigm shifts as they arise. This process will serve to update, adjust, and/or confirm as necessary the levels of forward looking expected return and volatility embedded into each respective investor Profile over time.

The HWCP risk profiling methodology is specifically designed to align investor interests with realistic capital market conditions, and seeks to reduce to the greatest extent possible the unfortunate mismatch that so often occurs between investor expectations and future market return potential.

Working with Advisors

HWCP was established in 2008 to provide best-in-class investment advisory expertise to the fast growing universe of Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers. Since its founding, HWCP has served a diverse collection of Advisors including a number of larger firms with a more institutional investor focus as well as numerous RIA’s without the current benefit of an extensive asset base and/or client roster.

HWCP provides investment advisory consulting expertise to RIA’s in the following two general areas: Multi-Strategy asset allocation modeling and third party investment manager search/due diligence

All HWCP investment advisory intellectual property is delivered to clients in Report format on a monthly and/or quarterly basis as appropriate. The HWCP Reports are primarily delivered to clients via email link.

Advisor clients of HWCP receive the following Reports on a recurring basis.

1. HWCP Financial Advisor Quarterly Report (50+ pages)

2. HWCP Fund Factor Analysis Report (100+ pages)

3. HWCP Fund Overview Report (100+ pages)

4. HWCP Target Allocation Report (5 pages)

5. HWCP Target Portfolios Report (5 pages)

6. HWCP Monthly Market Commentary

7. HWCP Selected Topic Webinars

8. Selected Academic Research

Advisor clients of HWCP also have direct telephonic access to Mr. MacNamara which can be utilized to discuss any relevant topic of the client’s choosing. Mr. MacNamara also visits with clients in their respective home offices on at least an annual basis. These visits take a variety of formats, and often allow for HWCP Advisor clients to enhance their own local marketing efforts by having Mr. MacNamara make presentations either one-on-one or to larger gatherings such as public seminars.

HWCP strives at all times to customize its consulting efforts on behalf of Advisors to suit particular client requirements. To the extent that an Advisor has an investment advisory request outside the normal scope of the HWCP service offering, HWCP will undertake any such projects to the fullest extent of its capabilities.

To further enhance the value proposition of the HWCP investment advisory consulting services, HWCP offers its capabilities to RIAs on a monthly basis without the requirement of a long-term contractual relationship.


The Founder/Managing Member of HWCP will donate 10% of all net profits of Horizons West Capital Partners, LLC on an annual basis to a variety of animal related charities selected for their responsible approach to the protection and betterment of animal health and welfare worldwide.

Code of Ethics

As a holder in good standing of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a current member of the CFA Institute, Mr. MacNamara is bound to uphold the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. All current and future associates of HWCP who are CFA Institute members and/or CFA candidates must also abide by the Code and Standards.

HWCP is also adopting the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct as published by the CFA Institute in its entirety. The Code is a fully encompassing protocol that governs all aspects of the investment management relationship between investment advisory providers and clients. The Code sets forth a standard of business conduct that fulfills the objectives of Sections 204A, 204-2, and 206 of the Investment Advisor Act of 1940.

The five main areas of broad application that govern asset managers who adopt the Code in its entirety are:

1. Loyalty To Clients
2. Investment Process & Actions
3. Trading
4. Compliance & Support
5. Performance & Valuation

All current and prospective clients will be provided upon request with a copy of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct as adopted by HWCP. A copy of both documents will be attached to all Investment Advisory agreements for new clients.

CFA Institute Required Disclaimer

Horizons West Capital Partners claims compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute.


Steven M. MacNamara, CFA
Founder/Managing Member/Chief Investment Officer

Steven has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. He spent the first part of his investment career as a research analyst with leading financial services firms headquartered on the West Coast. For several years he analyzed and published differentiated investment research on a multitude of industries with a primary emphasis on electric utilities, telecom services, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Over this period he developed several highly novel security valuation methodologies that utilize relative dividend yield and other forms of discounted free cash flow analysis.

Since the early 1990’s, he has functioned as a multi-disciplinary portfolio manager serving a clientele that has included billion dollar global financial institutions, Fortune 100 business executives, leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, high profile members of the Hollywood creative community, and many of the world’s greatest athletes. He specializes in a low volatility Growth & Income style of multi-strategy investment management which has been perfected over the last two decades of successful implementation. He has an investment track record across multiple styles of investing dating back to 1991.

Steven graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree (BSBA) majoring in Finance. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. In addition, Steven holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) conferred by the CFA Institute.


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This Web site is limited to the dissemination of general information regarding investment advisory services to United States residents who reside in states where providing such information is not prohibited by applicable law. Accordingly, the publication of the HWCP website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as a solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation over the Internet.


Terms of Use

Horizons West Capital Partners, LLC (HWCP) is a Delaware limited liability company registered with the appropriate regulatory authorities as an investment adviser. Its principal office is located in the State of Connecticut. The HWCP web site is provided as a convenient method to disseminate general information pertaining to its advisory services as well as provide access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. No part of this website may be reproduced in any manner without the express written permission of HWCP. Your use of this website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”).

Terms and Conditions of Use

These Terms and Conditions are a binding contract between you and HWCP. By using or accessing this website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Your use of the website is governed by the version of the Terms and Conditions in effect on the date in which this site is accessed by you. HWCP may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice. You should review these Terms and Conditions from time to time, as your continued use of this site signifies your acceptance of any changes.

Information contained on this website is derived from sources believed to be reliable. However, HWCP does not represent that this information is complete or accurate and it should not be necessarily relied upon as such. All opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. HWCP does not provide accounting, legal or tax advice and no portion of the HWCP website should be interpreted as such. All content on the HWCP website is presented only as of the date published or indicated, and may be superseded at any time. All content included on this site is the property of HWCP and is protected by United States copyright laws. All trademarks and service marks on the HWCP website belong to HWCP or an affiliate, except for third-party trademarks and service marks, which are the property of their respective owners. Accordingly, you may not copy, distribute, modify, post or frame-in this site, including any text, logos, graphics, video, audio, software code or user interface design without the express written consent of HWCP.

Means of Access

Certain parts of the HWCP website are protected by a User ID and Password and require a login. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to such parts of the HWCP website, or to any other protected materials or information, through any means not intentionally made available by HWCP for your specific use. If you have a User ID and Password for access to non-public areas of the HWCP website, you are solely responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your User ID and Password; therefore, you should take steps to protect the confidentiality of this information. You agree to notify HWCP immediately if you become aware of any disclosure, loss, theft or unauthorized use of your User ID and Password.


As a condition of your use of the HWCP website, to the extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold HWCP and its third party providers harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the HWCP website, or from your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Limitation of Liability


Force Majeure

HWCP will not be liable for failure or losses caused by conditions and events beyond its control including, without limitation: fire, electrical, mechanical or equipment breakdowns, delays by third party vendors and/or communications carriers, civil disturbances or disorders, terrorist acts, strikes, acts of governmental authority or new governmental restrictions, market fluctuations or acts of God.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This website may contain links to third-party web sites. Any links to such third-party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by HWCP of the content on such third-party web sites, or any affiliation or association with its operators. HWCP is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, including, without limitation, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site, and do not make any representations regarding the information, services, products or accuracy of any material contained on such third-party web sites.

Changes to the Website

HWCP may terminate your access to the HWCP website or discontinue or modify the HWCP website at any time without prior notice to you. Your continued use of the HWCP website following any such modification will constitute acknowledgement of your acceptance of said modifications.

Governing Law

Except as otherwise required by law, the Terms and Conditions of use for this website are governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to conflicts of law, and shall inure to the benefit of HWCP ’ successors and assigns, whether by merger, consolidation, or otherwise.

Privacy Policy

Horizons West Capital Partners Confidentiality Notice

Horizons West Capital Partners, LLC (“HWCP”), like other professional service firms that advise on personal financial matters, is required by federal law to inform its clients of its policies regarding the privacy of client information. HWCP is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of our client’s personal and private information. Any violation of the HWCP Privacy Policy by an employee or associate of HWCP is grounds for immediate termination, subject to all applicable employment law and/or Federal or State regulations.


In the normal course of providing clients with investment advisory advice, HWCP may receive or be in receipt of certain non-public, personally identifiable financial and/or private information from its clients, their financial representatives and/or other third party delegates. HWCP may also gather information about clients during the normal course of its business from various forms or other applications, or from transactions clients conduct with HWCP and/or its affiliates, or that HWCP may place on clients’ behalf. HWCP collects and uses this information for the sole purpose of offering the highest quality investment advisory services to clients.


All non-public information that we directly or indirectly receive regarding our clients or former clients is held in the strictest confidence in accordance with our professional and legal obligations, and is not released to people outside HWCP except with the client’s written consent, as otherwise set forth herein or as required by law. We may disclose some or all of the information we collect, as described above, to certain nonaffiliated third parties such as attorneys, accountants, auditors and persons or entities who assist us in our business or who are assessing our compliance with industry standards and SEC and/or State Regulations. We may also disclose information to regulators or other governmental entities as permitted or required by law.

Your nonpublic personal information is used only for our business purposes, and we do not sell client information to anyone under any circumstances. At your direction, we may share certain information with related or affiliated entities or third parties who assist us with providing our services including outsourced service providers located outside of the United States.


Within HWCP, access to a client’s non-public information is restricted to those individuals who require that information in the ordinary course of servicing a client’s account. Where a client’s non-public information is shared or reviewed by any nonaffiliated third party, HWCP will review that nonaffiliated third party’s privacy policies on a best efforts basis to insure such policies prohibit such third parties from disclosing or using the information other than to carry out the purposes for which we may disclose the information.

This Privacy Policy is not applicable to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of any third party websites to which this website may link. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit, as they will govern any information collected by those websites.

In order to guard your non-public personal information from unauthorized disclosure, we maintain the physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards as well as the applicable law to guard your nonpublic personal information at all times. With respect to online privacy, we employ certain internet specific practices to maintain the security of your online sessions, including but not limited to firewall barriers, encryption and authentication procedures.

In the event that these policies change, HWCP will provide you with a sufficient amount of time to opt out of any disclosure provisions should that be desired. Nevertheless, HWCP will provide a copy of its annual privacy notice to all clients upon inception of our investment advisory services. In addition, each of our active clients shall be provided with a copy of our privacy notice within ninety (90) days following the close of HWCP’s fiscal year.

The HWCP Privacy Policy is effective as of 7/1/18.