Needs-Based Allocation ('NEBO') is an asset management platform that melds financial planning and asset management in a way that better aligns a client portfolio with their needs and circumstances. We view it as a uniquely custom CIO dashboard and an investment policy statement enhancer. The platform embeds GMO asset allocation insights and expertise and is built on almost a decade of deep research to solve the problem of portfolio construction for individuals.
One of NEBO’s most important insights is that the primary risk an investor faces is not volatility. Rather, it is that they don’t have the resources they need when they need them. Instead of orienting portfolios around traditional concepts of risk aversion and volatility, we orient portfolios around the needs and circumstances of each investor.
Our vision is to help people achieve financial well-being and to help financial advisors build better portfolios for all their clients.
At the 2021 GMO Fall Conference, Martin Tarlie demonstrated how our Needs-Based Allocation platform, 'NEBO', helps advisory firms generate better portfolios for their clients. NEBO's framework redefines risk not as volatility but as “not having what you need, when you need it.”