Delivering an institutional-type of managed account to retail investors and planting the seed for the product innovation that would eventually become the core of the Lockwood business
1(What is a wrap account?)
The first wrap account was launched at a wirehouse firm, supporting Jim Lockwood's vision and beginning the adoption of managed investments as an important part of the industry.
Lockwood was organized in 1995 and opened for business in the summer of 1996 introducing its separate accounts platform designed to meet the growing needs of independent financial advisors and their investors.
Lockwood became the number one provider of separate account services to independent financial advisors, according to Cerulli.
The Bank of New York acquired Lockwood. This transaction helped Lockwood offer a wider array of products and resources to independent financial advisors.
Lockwood became an early adopter of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in its wrap programs offering investors systematic exposure to the markets. In addition, Lockwood launched its first unified managed account (UMA) designed to allow advisors and their investors to manage their investments holistically.
giving investors a broader array of products and services and the operational leverage of having their managed money and retail accounts on a single platform.
Lockwood also introduced alternative investments into various strategies in 2005. Adding opportunistic investments to a traditional, balanced investment portfolio may help to lower the portfolio’s volatility and generate more consistent returns.
linking investments more directly to investor goals, rather than simply providing asset class or style exposure.
Lockwood launched its open architecture separately managed account program designed to offer professional investment strategies to meet the complex investment needs of sophisticated investors.
BNY Mellon acquired the PNC Global Investment Services line of business and merged Advisorport into Lockwood bolstering our managed account capabilities.
Lockwood began to utilize certain research from BNY Mellon Wealth Management as an input to the Lockwood research process, harnessing some of the resources of BNY Mellon.
BNY Mellon Investment Management created a centralized Manager Research Group, making available additional research tools, which Lockwood considers for inclusion in their products and programs.
Lockwood launched Managed360® integrated within Pershing's NetX360® technology to deliver a streamlined managed accounts experience with a suite of tools, research and model portfolios designed to help financial professionals strategically scale their managed accounts business.
Lockwood launched Lockwood WealthStart® Portfolios, a blend of mutual fund and ETF strategies designed to help financial professionals reach an often underserved market that may represent tomorrow’s high-net-worth individuals.
Lockwood introduced Lockwood/American Funds Core Portfolios, harmonizing active and passive management designed to provide an efficient and effective investment solution for investors.*
* Lockwood is solely responsible for the fund selection and construction of the Portfolios and neither American Funds Distributors, Inc. nor its affiliates are involved in such activities.