Newfound Research Structural Alpha Portfolios

Pursuing Diversification without Sacrifice

Newfound’s model portfolios provide investors and advisors with a comprehensive suite of institutionally managed asset allocation models, offering investment guidance and customizable solutions for a range of risk profiles.

Why Model Portfolios? 90%1.

90% OF ADVISORS believe third-party models provide an efficient way to share investment strategies with clients.


90% OF ADVISORS believe third-party models will help them create a consistent client experience.


90% OF ADVISORS believe third-party models help them leverage the knowledge and expertise of others.


What makes the models unique?

The Structural Alpha series seeks to generate long-term excess returns not through better security selection or tactical asset allocation decisions, but through enhanced structural composition enabled by capital efficiency and convexity.

capital efficiency & convexity·

capital efficiency & convexity·

capital efficiency & convexity·

capital efficiency & convexity·

capital efficiency & convexity·

Return Stacking

A capital efficient core means that the models can achieve the same strategic asset allocation with a smaller allocation, freeing up capital for diversifying investments.

Convex Hedges

Hedges for equity, rate, and volatility markets seek to not only increase portfolio resiliency, but allow for investing from a position of strength during market turmoil.

ETF-Focused Construction

Enables you to optimize two of the most important levers in long-term return generation: cost and tax efficiency.


Model access is free, designed to help investors and advisors assemble portfolios in a scalable and cost-effective way.

Developing a Structural Edge

1. Begin with a traditionally diversified global stock and bond portfolio

2. Introduce diversifying alternatives, which often reduce risk at the cost of return

3. Employ moderate leverage to unlock the return potential of diversifiers

4. Add tail risk protection, which seeks to protect portfolios against catastrophic losses

Advisors: Don't Outsource, Partner.

Discover what a collaborative support system can do for your business.


Learn how investment guidance and a disciplined investment approach can help free up your time to focus on what you love to do the most: provide personalized financial advice.


While model portfolios can provide broad guidance, they fail to acknowledge the unique aspects of your practice and needs of your clients. We work with you to make the models your own.


We work to develop a unique, client-specific asset transition plan that seeks to minimize potential tax consequences and take advantage of opportunistic loss harvesting.


The optimal investment strategy is, first and foremost, the one an investor can stick with. White-labeled materials and commentary can give your clients the confidence to stay the course.

Current allocations & model commentary

Newfound’s Structural Alpha models rebalance on a quarterly basis or as needed with market events. View the latest trade notice & market insights below.

Have Questions?

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Before you invest in the Newfound Structural Alpha Portfolios (“NSA Portfolios”), you are strongly encouraged to consult with your financial advisor. Newfound has not made any determination as to the suitability of these model portfolios for any specific investors and Newfound expects that an investor’s financial advisor will perform any and all appropriate suitability analysis and determine whether these model portfolios are appropriate for his/her clients. This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, research, or a recommendation by Newfound regarding (i) the funds, (ii) the use or suitability of the NSA Portfolios or (iii) any security in particular. Only an investor and their financial professional know enough about their circumstances to make an investment decision.

These model portfolios are one of many approaches in which an investor might consider in seeking to achieve his objectives. Newfound makes no representation that these model portfolios will perform better than any other approaches that may be available to investors. These model portfolios set forth an example of how different mutual funds and alike securities might be utilized in combination with each other and with different weights to seek to achieve a desired objective.

It is important to note that in connection with managing the Newfound Structural Alpha Portfolios, Newfound has entered into agreements with one or more of the ETF providers.  In these agreements, Newfound receives compensation for developing models that include those providers’ ETFs in the models and for related marketing efforts of such models. These compensation arrangements are considered material either individually or in aggregate.  However, Newfound shall have the right at any time, in its sole discretion, to substitute any or all of the ETFs or mutual funds utilized within the Portfolios.

Carefully consider the Funds within the model portfolios’ investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds’ prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained by visiting the applicable Fund provider website. Read the relevant prospectus carefully before investing.

The information on this website is made available on an “as is,” without representation or warranty basis. There can be no assurance that the Newfound model research portfolios will achieve any level of performance, and investment results may vary substantially from year to year or even from month to month. An investor could lose all or substantially all of his or her investment. Both the use of a single adviser and the focus on a single investment strategy could result in the lack of diversification and consequently, higher risk. The information herein is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, accounting, legal or tax advice or investment recommendations. You should consult your investment adviser, tax, legal, accounting or other advisors about the matters discussed herein. These materials represent an assessment of the market environment at specific points in time and are intended neither to be a guarantee of future events nor as a primary basis for investment decisions. The hypothetical performance results and model performance results should not be construed as advice meeting the particular needs of any investor. Past performance (whether actual, hypothetical or model performance) is not indicative of future performance and investments in equity securities do present risk of loss. The ability to replicate the hypothetical or model performance results in actual trading could be affected by market or economic conditions, among other things.

These model portfolios were first created in December 2021. Neither Newfound nor any other party has invested in these model portfolios prior to such date. Newfound makes no guarantees, representations or covenants regarding the ability of these model portfolios to achieve their objectives or to achieve any particular results.

All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment strategy will either be suitable or profitable for a client’s investment portfolio. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated.

The model portfolios are subject to specific risks. Newfound’s model portfolios are subject to management risk and an investor’s return and principal value of investment may fluctuate such that an investment, when liquidated, may be worth more or less than their original investment. Newfound’s model portfolios invest primarily in mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), which are subject to investment advisory and other expenses. There are numerous risks associated with investing in the underlying mutual funds and ETFs which should be considered prior to investing.

Newfound’s model portfolios invest in equity, fixed income, and liquid alternative investments (as classified by Newfound). The more aggressive the Newfound’s model portfolios selected, the more likely the strategy will contain larger percentages of riskier asset classes. Equity investments are subject to overall market risk and volatility. Fixed income investments are subject to issuer credit risks and the effects of interest rate fluctuations. Alternative investments typically hold more non-traditional investments and may employ more complex trading strategies including leverage through the use of derivatives. Investors considering alternative investments should carefully consider their unique characteristics and additional risks. Tactical investment strategies may result in the portfolios being more concentrated in a specific asset class, which could reduce overall return if these asset classes underperform.

Accounts and funds managed by an advisor using the Newfound model portfolios are subject to additions and redemptions of assets under management, which may positively or negatively affect performance depending generally upon the timing of such events in relation to the market’s direction. The Hypothetical Information and model performance assume full investment, whereas actual accounts and funds managed by an adviser would most likely have a positive cash position. Had the Hypothetical Information or model performance included the cash position, the information would have been different and generally may have been lower. While there have been periodic updates and improvements to the Newfound model, there have not been any material changes in the objectives or strategies of the model that have occurred that may affect results.

While Newfound believes the outside data sources cited to be credible, it has not independently verified the correctness of any of their inputs or calculations and, therefore, does not warranty the accuracy of any third-party sources or information.

In the event that a proprietary Newfound product is recommended and utilized in a Model, Newfound will receive a additional management fee in accordance with the applicable prospectus, as is further described in Part 2A of Newfound’s Form ADV.

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