Approaches for a wide range of investor needs, stages or values

For investors, risk isn’t an abstract idea: If their portfolio suffers a major collapse at the wrong moment, it can significantly impact their long-term financial goals and day-to-day life for years to come. That’s why Frontier Asset Management has spent over 20 years designing and refining risk managed investment strategies for a wide range of investor needs, stages or values.

Starting with our Dynamic Downside Focus as our foundation, we apply a detailed, hands-on process to craft our strategies.

Reflecting unique investor needs in our innovative strategies

You succeed on the strength of relationships. Especially today, providing investment strategies that suit the individual personality and preferences of each investor is the added level of expertise that helps advisors attract and retain clients. Frontier strategies are further tailored to best serve as core or complementary portfolio elements.

Our Strategic Process

  1. Dynamic Downside Focus: Everything we do starts with risk. We set a one-year downside risk target for each strategy and align a target long-term allocation to each risk target by analyzing expected returns, risks, and correlations of 16+ asset classes. We review each strategy’s manager mix and allocations at least monthly and adjust as needed.
  2. FundFusion: Part art and part science, we draw on the knowledge and experience of our people to research and identify the best fund managers, as well are our proprietary technology to find the optimal mix of funds.

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Strategy Management Process. Each Frontier strategy consists of carefully selected investment products that are combined in an effort to achieve the Performance Objectives of the strategy. Strategies are managed using a four-step process. First, we establish a long-term asset allocation mix that we call the “Target Long-Term Allocation”. Periodically we adjust the Target Long-Term Allocation based on our changing expectations about the future risk and return characteristics of various asset classes to create the “Target Current Allocation”. Next, we develop an “approved list” of mutual funds that we believe can add value over time. Finally, we test thousands of combinations of mutual funds from our approved list to find the combination that we believe is most likely to perform better than the Target Current Allocation. Over time the investment products in the strategy will change.

Exclusive reliance on the above is not advised. This information is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any particular asset class or strategy or as a promise of future performance. References to future returns are not promises or even estimates of actual returns a client portfolio may achieve. Assumptions, opinions and estimates are provided for illustrative purposes only. They should not be relied upon as recommendations to buy or sell any securities, commodities, treasuries or financial instruments of any kind.  This material has been prepared for information purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal, investment or tax advice.

Frontier ’s asset allocation models incorporate expectations for future long-term returns and downside risk. The estimates, including expected returns and downside risk, are calculated monthly by Frontier and will change from month to month depending upon factors, including market movements, over which Frontier has no control. They are only one factor among many considered in Frontier’s investment process. They hypothetical in nature and are not intended as guarantees of future returns and should not be relied upon in making investment decisions. All information provided within refers to our model strategies and does not reflect the trading any actual individual account. The estimates and expectations do not consider the impact of advisory fees or transaction costs. Please see Frontier’s ADV Brochure for details on fees.

The “Downside Risk Target” is a financial risk measure that represents the approximate one-year loss potential an investor is willing to assume. It is designed to help investors choose their desired strategy based on their individual risk tolerance. It is the starting point for the design of each Frontier strategy. The downside risk target is for informational purposes only. There is no guarantee the downside risk target will be achieved. The downside risk target does not represent the performance of any individual account and should not be assumed to be consistent across all portfolios in a Frontier strategy. There are frequently material differences between potential loss levels and actual performance. The downside risk target does not consider the impact of trading, nor does it contemplate advisory fees. It should not be assumed that an investor will experience a consistent potential loss over any period of time or on a long-term basis. No investment decision should be made solely on the downside risk target associated with any Frontier Strategy.

Frontier Asset Management is a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; however, such registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training and no inference to the contrary should be made.  Additional information about Frontier and its investment adviser representatives is available on the SEC’s website at

Frontier provides model strategies to various investment advisory firms and does not manage those models on a discretionary basis. The performance and holdings of model strategies may vary from the strategies managed by Frontier.

Frontier’s ADV Brochure and Form CRS are available directly on our website or by request, at no cost by contacting us at 307.673.5675 or They include important disclosures and should be read carefully.