Unified Managed Accounts
What’s a UMA ?
A unified managed account (UMA) is a single investment account that can include various types of investment instruments. Investments may include mutual funds, stocks, bonds, unit investment trusts (UITs), and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Simply put, anything that can be held in a brokerage account can be held in a UMA.
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The individual allocations or slices of a UMA are called sleeves. The sleeves are populated with various assets to meet the needs of the investor(s). As such, UMAs are usually diversified model portfolios that are designed to meet the needs of clients with a particular risk tolerance. Using these standardized allocations or models for multiple clients makes the process repeatable and scalable.
There are over 1,000 model strategies available on the Simplicity Solutions platform. While there are models for every conceivable client solution, the majority of models can be classified as:
- Mutual Fund Allocations
- Exchange-Traded Fund Allocations
- Combination Mutual Fund and ETF allocations
- Separately Managed Accounts
As a final note, it is easy to think of the sleeves of a UMA as comprising asset classes or styles, but this is too narrow a viewpoint. The sleeves can also contain entire model allocations themselves, advisor managed portfolios, unmanaged client stock holdings, or concentrated stock positions. The possibilities are endless.
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