THE POWER OF INTELLIGENT INVESTING
Managing your capital prudently and skillfully under a variety of vexing market conditions and economic scenarios, in such a way as to preserve it, generate stable income and provide opportunities for its sustainable growth, all at the lowest possible level of risk . . . that's the power of intelligent investing!
WHY GALAPAGOS ADVISORS
We focus on offering investment advice and portfolio management services exclusively to two types of clients: mid-size nonprofit institutions (fire, ambulance & EMS companies; municipalities; 501(c)(3) organizations), and to a strictly limited number of high-net-worth individuals and their families..
We stick to what we know best: managing money and managing risk. We combine the knowledge, experience, sophistication and skills of a major firm with the personalized services of an upscale boutique.
Since our founding in 2003 our singular aim has been to skillfully manage your capital to meet your unique short-, intermediate- and long-term financial objectives. We partner with you; we listen closely to you; we review and rank your financial goals; we assess your tolerance for investment risk. Only then do we jointly develop strategies designed to meet your very specific investment needs.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
Your interests will always come first, ahead of our own. We wouldn't have it any other way
We work for you; we are in business to serve you, not to sell you anything. We communicate with you clearly and openly.
30+ years of hands-on experience during which we have weathered all kinds of markets and of economic scenarios.
Our only income is the fee you pay us. We receive no economic benefit of any kind from anyone else.
We are mindful that fees lower your return on investment. Ours are very competitive and are fully disclosed.
ABOUT OUR NAME
Our firm is named after the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where Darwin developed his theory of natural selection. Unencumbered by preconceived ideas and not afraid to go against the prevailing wisdom of his day, Darwin drew on his detailed observations of the islands’ extraordinary ecosystem to formulate the principle that the species that survive and thrive in a fiercely competitive setting do so not because of their size, strength, or speed but because of their ability to adapt to constant changes in their natural surroundings.
Intense competition is not the province of nature alone; the same degree of competitiveness is found in business and in the global economy. Emulating Darwin, a fundamental tenet of our firm is that the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment is the key to survival and eventual success in business and investments. We make it a point to closely examine our surroundings and to learn from such observations. And like Darwin, we are independent thinkers; we do not follow the crowd; we are neither captive to preconceived ideas nor afraid of challenging conventional wisdom.