In response, MBMG now offers the 'aggressive' collection of investments as a publicly available unitized portfolio, launched earlier this month.
Commenting on the overall performance in 2011, Gambles said that the philosophy of multi-manager, multi-asset portfolios, which MBMG has been recommending for over a decade, was yet again a "proven winner".
In the 'balanced cautious' portfolio, MBMG used the recommendations of Martin Gray of MitonOptimal Guernsey to achieve a gain of 2.9% versus an average loss by private banking competitors of over 2.94%, thereby beating the ARC benchmark by 5.84%.
Despite still beating its benchmark, Gambles admitted that the -7.56% loss by GAA Alpha was arguably the "closest thing to a blemish" on MBMG's range of portfolios in 2011.
But any red ink at all on the performance charts is an anathema to us at MBMG."