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BEST PRACTICES

Responsible corporate boards adopt policies that are responsive to BOTH shareholder and community interests. Policies that promote Gender Equity, Fair Pay/Equal Opportunity, Sustainability and Reduced Carbon Impact are corporate obligations that too often are forgotten or ignored. There are companies that have adopted policies that are responsive to broader social values and we know who they are.

Broad Diversification

Each “Best Practices” portfolio has a combination of up to four different indexes. Every index is comprised of all of the companies in our sector screened universe* that follow their respective best practice board policy. We buy each stock directly into your account and update our policy compliance list annually based upon available public data. The hundreds of companies in your portfolio represent all of those who have adopted Board Policies that incorporate broader community values into their operational guidelines.

*No thinly traded or under $2 stocks and no Tobacco; Oil, Gas and Coal; Defense Primes; Material; Agricultural Chemical; Casinos and Gaming or Small Arms stocks.

Pre-determined Risk Levels

Each client’s account is assigned to the appropriate risk level allocation group based upon specific client instructions regarding maximum risk budget and/or the results of our risk tolerance questionnaire. We use U.S. Treasuries in increasing proportions in our attempt to offset some of the risk associated with stock ownership. Our goal is to produce the returns that you expect at the risk level that you require.

We Work to Minimize Your Expenses

We have recommended that you use Folio Institutional to custody your account and to execute our orders. We take advantage of the commission-free trading windows that they make available and, in the absence of a changing risk outlook, we limit turnover (activity) in your account to annual index updates. Your investment advisory and custodial expenses are spelled out in their respective agreements and while varying with account size, fall between .30% and .50% per year.

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We Should Expect Better

Best Practice Company Indexes Highlighting companies who have adopted policies that reflect community values.

Sandpiper Best Practice Governance Screens vs. S&P 500

Choose Those Companies that choose to acknowledge their responsibility to the community.

Cut Carbon Impact Index

Cut Carbon Impact Index is made up of all* U.S. listed companies that have created incentives for meeting carbon reduction goals and that have successfully reduced their Greenhouse Gas emissions in the most recent fiscal year.

Gender Equity Index

Gender Equity Index is made up of all* U.S. listed companies that have at least 20% women on the board and in the workforce.

The Sustainability ESG Index

Sustainability ESG Index is comprised of all* of those U.S. exchange listed companies that have executive compensation linked to Environmental, Social and Governance benchmarks as well as better than average sustainability rankings.

Fair Pay Equal Opportunity Index

Fair Pay Equal Opportunity Index is made up of all* U.S. listed companies that have an Equal Opportunity employment policy and where total executive compensation as a percentage of company operating income is in the lowest quartile of their industry sector.

Targeted Maturity Treasury Portfolio

Treasury securities attraction as a “safe haven” during times of market stress makes them an ideal complement to stock portfolios. The challenge for investors is to know which ones to own. Using Sandpiper’s proprietary models of fair value, the Targeted Maturity Treasury Portfolio emphasizes long maturities when those rates are above fair value and short or intermediate Treasuries when long rates are too low. The benefit to our clients is having a fixed allocation of their total portfolio that potentiallyoutperforms during periods of market stress while earning a competitive risk free rate.

*Excludes tobacco, oil, gas & coal, defense primes, materials, agricultural chemicals, casino & gaming, small arms as well as thinly traded stocks under $2

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Sandpiper Capital’s Quarterly Economic and Market Commentary

“January 2019-The truth about recessions is that people don’t lose their jobs because the economy contracts. The economy contracts when people lose their jobs”

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Thomas Lukic Senior Portfolio Manager Sandpiper Capital

Thomas Lukic – Senior Portfolio Manager, CFA, CIC

 

Thomas Lukic Biography

Founding partner and managing member, Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a Chartered Investment Counselor and Portfolio Manager. He has had primary investment responsibility for assets totaling in excess of $500 million for individuals, non-profits, and corporations.

Beginning his career with A.G. Edwards, he served as an outside advisor to a Virginia Bank Trust Department, a VP with the Asset Management division of a regional bank and as a partner in a regional independent Investment Advisory firm. His community activities have included serving in various volunteer capacities over the last two decades with United Way Of South Hampton Roads, most recently as 2012 Board Chair; serving as a founding member of Amnesty International’s Hampton Roads chapter; judging and coaching local elementary school children in annual Odyssey of the Mind competitions and providing stock market games and creativity coaching to elementary school classes.

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