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Disclosures regarding the Bull Oak Capital Whitepaper and backtest methodology
Nothing in this document/web site should be construed as a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell any security. Investment management services are only provided to investors who become Bull Oak Capital clients pursuant to a written agreement, which investors are urged to read and carefully consider in determining whether such agreement is suitable for their individual facts and circumstances.
References to market or composite indices, benchmarks or other measures of relative market performance over a specified period of time are provided for your information only. Reference to an index does not imply that the Bull Oak strategy will achieve returns, volatility or other results similar to the index. The composition of a benchmark index may not reflect the manner in which a Bull Oak strategy is constructed in relation to expected or achieved returns, investment holdings, guidelines, restrictions, sectors, correlations, concentrations, volatility or tracking error targets, all of which are subject to change over time.
Criteria for choosing the benchmarks for each Bull Oak strategy are as follows:
Bull Oak Conservative: The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index was chosen as the benchmark for the Bull Oak Conservative strategy because clients will generally use the Conservative strategy as a substitute for or a complement to a bond portfolio.
Bull Oak Moderate: A blended benchmark (60% S&P 500 Total Return Index and 40% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index) was chosen as the benchmark for the Bull Oak Moderate strategy because clients will generally use the Moderate strategy as a substitute for a “balanced fund.” Our target risk for the Moderate strategy is “balanced fund” risk.
Bull Oak Aggressive: The S&P 500 Total Return Index was chosen as the benchmark
for the Bull Oak Aggressive strategy because clients will generally use the Aggressive strategy as a substitute for or a complement to an all-equity portfolio.
The following global benchmarks for each Bull Oak strategy were chosen for comparative purposes:
Conservative Benchmark: The Global Conservative benchmark is composed of 20% MSCI All Country World Index, 75% Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, and 5% S&P GSCI Total Return Index, rebalanced monthly.
Moderate Benchmark: The Global Growth benchmark is composed of 55% MSCI All Country World Index, 40% Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, and 5% S&P GSCI Total Return Index, rebalanced monthly.
Aggressive Benchmark: The Global Aggressive benchmark is composed of 70% MSCI All Country World Index, 20% Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, and 10% S&P GSCI Total Return Index, rebalanced monthly.
The volatility of the benchmark indices may be materially different from the individual performance attained by a specific investor. In addition, strategy holdings may differ significantly from the securities that comprise the indices. The indices have not been selected to represent an appropriate benchmark with which to compare an investor’s performance, but rather are disclosed to allow for comparison of the investor’s performance to that of certain well-known and widely recognized indices. You cannot invest directly in an index.
Bull Oak Capital presents the Risk Parity and Risk Contribution Method information starting in 1990, which is the earliest date that necessary data is available for all three of the broad asset classes being used. Additionally, the Bull Oak Capital Investment Strategies (Aggressive, Moderate, and Conservative) presents the backtested results starting in November 2006, which is the earliest date all available security pricing and data is available. Backtested results use closing prices of the day for both securities and indices. Model is not deceitfully manipulated in any way that would produce better-than-expected results – such as material changes in model directives, constraints, or optimization. We have not made any additional calculations to account for the periodic rebalancing, which we use as part of the allocation plan, nor have we deducted other expenses. For our calculations, we use the following: Global Stock (MSCI All-Country World Total Return Index), U.S. All Cap Stock (Russell 3000 Total Return Index), U.S. Small Cap Stock (Russell 2000 Total Return Index), U.S. Large Cap Stock (S&P 500 Total Return Index), Developed Foreign Stock (MSCI EAFE Total Return Index), Emerging Market Stock (MSCI Emerging Markets Total Return Index), Real Estate (FTSE/NAREIT North America Index), Commodities (S&P GSCI Total Return Index), TIPS (Barclays Capital U.S. TIPS Index), Core Global Investment Grade Bond (Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Bond Index), Core U.S. Investment Grade Bond (Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index), Corporate Bond (Barclays Capital U.S. Corporate Investment Grade Index), Core U.S. High Yield Bond (Barclays Capital U.S. High Yield Index), Emerging Market Bond (Barclays Emerging Market Bond Index), Floating Rate Notes (Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. ABS Autos Float), Risk-Free Rate (U.S. T-Bill 3 Month Middle Rate). Comparisons to indices are provided for illustrative purposes only.
Bull Oak Capital’s service was not available to investors during the time period shown. The choices made by Bull Oak Capital to use certain indices may affect the performance calculations, and different choices would result in different performance estimates. The information is only an indication of the general performance of one type of allocation plan during the time period, and other allocation plans, based on different risk profile information, could have also been selected for comparison. No index is directly comparable to the performance of an asset class. Various strategies and assumptions may affect performance, such as ETF selection, ETF tracking error and expenses, and rebalancing of allocations. The use of a different rebalancing plan could create different results.
To convey genuine backtest results, a 1% annual management fee has been deducted from all 3 strategies (Conservative, Moderate, and Aggressive) during the entirety of the backtest performance period. Further, the 1% fee was deducted on a monthly basis ( per month).
Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and any hypothetical returns, expected returns, or probability projections may not reflect actual future performance. Actual investors on Bull Oak Capital may experience different results from the results shown. There is a potential for loss as well as gain that is not reflected in the hypothetical information portrayed. The performance results shown do not represent the results of actual trading using client assets but were achieved by means of the retroactive application of a model designed with the benefit of hindsight.
Bull Oak Capital, LLC is an independent firm and has no affiliation with the University of California Los Angeles, or “UCLA,” or the UCLA Anderson School of Management, or “Anderson.” Neither UCLA nor Anderson has approved nor endorses Bull Oak Capital’s firm or investment strategies. The investment strategies Bull Oak implements for its clients was developed at the university during a graduate research project under the supervision of faculty members. Neither UCLA’s faculty nor students/alumni formally endorse, support, or approve Bull Oak’s investment methodology. Any recognition or statements of opinion of Bull Oak’s methodology or firm by faculty members or students or alumni are of their own. Such statements should not be construed as a solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect, transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment or portfolio advice.
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