Who We Are


At Mike Stiefel Investment Management, we are experienced investment professionals. We build and manage custom investment portfolios for individuals, families, partnerships, and companies. Because risk and return are inextricably linked, risk never goes away, it just changes shape. It is our job to help clients pursue optimized returns with an appropriate level of risk. To do so, we develop diversified, low-cost portfolios designed to achieve our clients’ long-term investment objectives.

As a fiduciary, we always act in the best interest of our clients.

At Mike Stiefel Investment Management, we believe:

Simple beats complex. Portfolio complexity can lead to unintended consequence, so we strive to simplify the process. But simple doesn’t mean easy or thoughtless. A simple approach just requires more up-front work to build in the right decision-making systems.

Successful long-term investing can be accomplished through a straightforward, uncomplicated, operationally efficient investment program.

Asset allocation trumps stock picking. We build diversified, low-cost portfolios across asset classes, strategies, market caps and risk factors. While many investment organizations focus on beating the market, we believe the most important tenets of the investment process are portfolio construction and on-going risk management.

Strategic and tactical asset allocation both play important roles. Markets generally “work” over the long term. A strategic asset allocation with broad diversification can help reduce risk and protect against outlier events. While the long term is the only timeframe that truly matters, we recognize that individuals and organizations are forced to make financial decisions in the short to intermediate term. That is why our proprietary, low-cost risk management strategy is specifically designed to help ensure investors can handle periodic volatility without abandoning their investment plans.

You must invest in the markets as they are, not as you wish them to be. Risk and return go hand in hand, regardless of how you invest. Risk never completely goes away, it just changes shape. In the current low interest rate environment, this means investors must be willing to accept some form of volatility for the potential to achieve returns above the rate of inflation. It’s our job to help clients gain exposure to those areas where they are being paid to take risk.

Our core investment principles:

    • Maintain a long-term investment horizon.
    • Be unconstrained but highly selective about where to invest.
    • Incorporate authentic diversification across drivers of value within equities and fixed income.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/ SIPC.

The financial professional associated with this page may discuss ad/or transact business only with residents of the states in which they are properly registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state.

There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.