Gator Capital Management provides investment management services for individuals with a minimum account size of $100,000.
As each client’s financial goals and risk level are unique, we manage each account on an individual basis, employing both equity and alternative strategies to improve after-tax performance and achieve the client’s specific investment objectives. Historically used by institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals, these accounts are now available to a wider group of investors as an alternative to mutual funds.
Mutual funds have an inherent lack of tax efficiency. When you buy shares of a mutual fund, you automatically get a share of its embedded tax liabilities. By law, mutual funds are required to pay out realized capital gains to all fund holders, regardless of how long you have held it's shares. By contrast, our Separately Managed Accounts have an individual tax basis because no trades are made that would affect your results until your account is opened.
The role of Gator as a Registered Investment Advisor is to help you manage your equity portfolio by providing you with the advice and facilitating the trades for your account. Your account is held at an outside vendor and we work with Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, several other broker dealers where we act as your investment consultant in making changes to the account. The fees you pay on the transaction is a commission paid to broker and Gator Capital does not receive any commissions from any account it manages.
Unlike traditional brokerage accounts, which are commission based, our services are asset-based. This means that the overall success of the investment performance dictates how much we are paid, putting us on the same side of the table as you. Your Client Advisor manages the portfolio on a day-to-day basis, and assists with the development of an asset allocation strategy and personal financial plan.
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