Manarin Investment Counsel LTD
Accentuating the Fundamentals While Devaluing the Noise
biggest misconception about money, as Roland Manarin points out, relates to one word: safety. Manarin, founder and president of Manarin Investment Counsel Ltd., helps clients protect their money. “For instance, most of my industry peers place about 50 percent of their client’s money into bonds – which are instruments that confiscate someone’s buying power,” he notes.
His Omaha, Nebraska-based firm guards clients from the consequences of inappropriate counsel by helping them become owners of their own money. Freeing clients from counterproductive investment approaches becomes all about money ownership – and financial empowerment. Manarin explains, “You can spend, lend or own your money. If you spend it, I can’t help you. If you lend it, you won’t build wealth; it’s a guaranteed loss of purchasing power. If you own it, you’ll build or maintain your wealth.”
Offering asset management and investment advice for small business retirement plans, families and individuals, Manarin Investment uses a common sense approach to risk-managed investing. For 35 years, the philosophy of ownership has formed the core of the firm’s portfolio investment theory. Simply put, money ownership results in higher returns. Within that theory is one inarguable guarantee of the firm’s success: Manarin himself is its own best customer.
Disenchantment initially motivated him to establish the firm. “I became a stockbroker in 1977, and I found it to be sales-oriented, not client-oriented,” he recalls. “I realized I’d rather help people.” Starting out by conducting investment seminars, he was just teaching – without selling. In 1979, Manarin created his independent advisory firm and built it up by hiring only the best money managers. Now Manarin Investment Counsel offers multiple investment models designed to grow income and leverage. Many of his clients are retirees or those about to retire. For them, he advises eliminating the negative: the news – or “noise” – that can fill the head with debilitating doubts and fears. And as the best forward-thinking investment advisors will tell you, the news that you read in the papers and hear on TV is already a day old by the time its printed or aired.
“We don’t base decisions on the noise du jour,” Manarin explained “We understand the consequences of fiscal policy, so we see what the future brings and position portfolios to best benefit from economic direction. If you follow the crowd, the best you can hope for is mediocrity.”