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TITLEIST ASSET MANAGEMENT

Titleist Asset Management was established in 2003 as a Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor. Dual registration enables independent advisors the ability to serve their clients in every capacity. Our platform gives advisors access to top-tier clearing and custody, industry leading technology and access to a team of investment professionals that specialize in securities analysis, financial planning and portfolio management. Our business model is centered on creating a platform that supports advisors in navigating the increasingly complex investment landscape and emphasizes the alignment of interest between firm, advisor and client. Our clientele includes institutions, retail, charities, trusts, foundations, partnerships and corporations. 

Titleist Asset Management is registered with the SEC, FINRA, NFA, CFTC, MSRB, Texas Department of Insurance and a member of SIPC. 

TEAM

Byron FIELDS CO-FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. Fields co-founded Titleist Asset Management, Ltd in 2003 where he serves as principal and chair of the investment committee. Mr. Fields attended the University of Texas on a golf scholarship where he graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a degree in Finance. He won the Lan Hewlett Award in 1997 and 1998 for having the highest G.P.A. in his sport. Mr. Fields was on the Southwest Conference and Big XII Honor roles all four years.

After graduating in 1999, he served as a Financial Advisor for American Express Financial Advisors. In October 2001, he decided to join CyberTrader where he was responsible for all aspects of trading operations. Mr. Fields educated clients on market mechanics, various trading strategies and risk management for retail and institutional clients.  

Mr. Fields holds the series 7, 24, 27 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

 

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J.B. O'BANION CO-FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. O'Banion co-founded Titleist Asset Management, Ltd. in 2003 where he serves as Managing Partner and principal with 18 years of investment experience. He is a member of the company's Investment committee in addition to providing customized portfolio management services to individuals and company retirement plans.

After graduating from Texas State University in 1997, Mr. O'Banion worked with Morgan Stanley assisting clients in all aspects of financial planning and wealth management. He then accepted a job with Frost Bank in the fixed income and equity division. He later accepted a senior trader position with CyberTrader, Inc., a division of Charles Schwab, where he gained extensive knowledge educating clients on market mechanics, various trading strategies and risk management for retail and institutional clients.  

Mr. O'Banion holds the series 3, 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 63 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

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Russell KING Partner

Mr. King has over 20 years of investment experience in the securities industry. He graduated from the Business School at Texas A&M University with a degree in Management. He served 8 years as an executive with Citizens Incorporated where he was introduced and expanded his scope of the International financial markets. In March 2000, Mr. King left his career as an insurance executive and accepted a new role with A.G. Edwards in Georgetown, Texas. He built his own clientele then was later offered a job at Morgan Stanley in Austin, Texas. He gained extensive knowledge and experience developing his book of business then decided to joint Titleist Asset Management, Ltd. in August 2006.  

Mr. King has played an important role designing and developing multiple investment platforms to expand Titleist’s international offering to their client base. He has used his previous experience in the insurance field to allow him to focus on managing reserve accounts for multiple life insurance companies throughout the country.

He holds the series 3, 7, 31, 66 and Group 1 Insurance licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

rking@tamgmt.com / 512.494.1000

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Greg THOMPSON Partner

Mr. Thompson was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 1994 MLB Amateur Draft and played professional baseball for several years until his career was limited by injuries. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors from West Texas A&M University where he received his BBA in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting from the T. Boone Pickens College of Business. With over 15 years of investment experience, Mr. Thompson serves as Senior Partner & Wealth Manager.

Mr. Thompson is heavily involved in the community where he has served with San Antonio Christian School, Chrysalis Ministries, Christian Outdoor Alliance, Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Heritage Children and Alamo Heights Rotary. He has always had a great love for the outdoors. His interests include baseball, football, basketball, golf, bow hunting, fishing, camping and snowboarding. Mr. Thompson is also involved in other organizations including, Bible Study Fellowship, The Mays YMCA and he Manages a Majors Select baseball team, the San Antonio Knights.

Mr. Thompson’s purpose is to convey his integrity, sincerity and compassion to a limited number of affluent, high net worth families by offering world class technology, financial advice, education and communication. His primary business objective is to design, implement and monitor wealth management strategies for affluent individuals and families.

He is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and holds the series 7, 66 and Group 1 Insurance and securities licenses and registrations and with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

gthompson@tamgmt.com / 210.279.8077

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Rich JUDD Director of Financial Planning

Mr. Judd is a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) with over 17 years of experience providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth individuals and institutions.

He grew up in northeastern Ohio where he attended The College of Wooster, earning a BA in Economics. While at Wooster, he was also a four-year starting quarterback for Wooster‘s football team leading them to their highest national ranking in school history. In 2013, Rich was inducted into the W Association Hall of Fame after breaking every significant school record for passing during his prolific career.

Mr. Judd started his career with Morgan Stanley in Westlake, Ohio and later transitioned to Charles Schwab & Co. in Beachwood, Ohio where he was consistently one of the top financial advisors in the tristate region. His early success led to competing opportunities to become Schwab’s Private Client Representative in the Park Cities office in Dallas, Texas or a Senior Financial Planner and Relationship Manager at a large RIA firm in Austin, Texas. He chose the Austin based RIA firm where for 10 years he was responsible for over $500 million in client assets.

He is a member of The Financial Planning Association, both nationally and with the Austin chapter, and is insurance licensed in the areas of Life, Accident, Health and HMO in the state of Texas and various other states.

He holds the series 66 and Group I licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and Texas Department of Insurance.

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Neil KALB Operations Manager

Mr. Kalb has over 20 years of operations and trading experience in the securities industry. Prior to joining Titleist Asset Management, Ltd., he helped manage SWBC Investment Services brokerage operations for Southwest Business Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Kalb’s additional work history includes such firms as USAA Investment Management Company, Citicorp Investment Services, American First Associates and Ladenburg Thalmann. He has experience in new issues, trading, retail sales and has worked with high net worth clients.

Mr. Kalb holds the series 7, 63 and 65 licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

nkalb@tamgmt.com / 210.853.0265

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Roberto SANCHEZ Principal

Mr. Sanchez has over 20 years of investment and banking experience. He graduated from Monterrey Technological Institute in Mexico with an honors degree in Economics. After completing his MBA at Monterrey Tech and the University of Texas, he continued into the University of Pennsylvania’s Ph. D. program in managerial economics. He then joined the World Bank in Washington D.C. as a financial economist and later as an investment officer for the International Finance Corporation operations in Latin America.

Mr. Sanchez moved to Houston, Texas in 1997 where he joined an investment advisory firm as Chief Analyst and a member of the firm’s investment and management committee. He has provided financial advisory services to Latin American and U.S. investors for more than 15 years. Mr. Sanchez holds the series 7, 24 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

rsanchez@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8691

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Leon A. MIMARI Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Mimari joined the financial services industry in 2006. Since that time he had continuously worked with Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI), a privately-held broker dealer and registered investment advisor, where he performed multiple compliance functions including roles as AML Compliance Officer, Due Diligence Committee Member and Supervisor of the Firm’s Compliance Analysts and securities registration department.

Mr. Mimari graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) with a BSBA-General Business degree, which has provided him with knowledge and competency in accounting, banking and finance, management, business law, economics, international business and marketing. While at UIW, he studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

Mr. Mimari holds the series 4, 7, 24, 63 and 99 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). He also served as a Securities Examination Advisory Board Member.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Mimari volunteers at the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park™ to help educate middle and high school students in the basics of financial literacy. He is also a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.

 

lmimari@tamgmt.com / 210.775.4335

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Daniel BOTTON Director – International Operations

Mr. Botton has over 20 years of investment experience having worked in the wealth asset management division for various companies like Lehman Brothers and Barclays Wealth Management. He provided coverage on the fixed income trading desk for institutional and high net worth retail clients. Mr. Botton worked closely with various trade desks pricing and trading over the counter bonds, bond options, structure equity, fixed income notes, commodities, repos and reverse repo transactions.

Mr. Botton graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A degree in Accounting. He holds the series 4, 7 and 63 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

He volunteers at the YMCA and Sports 9 coaching soccer and flag football and mentors young children.

dbotton@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8692

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Tammy FREEMAN Client Relationship Manager

Mrs. Freeman graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997 with a BBA in Business Management. She has 19 years of experience in the securities industry with local investment firms. Her experience includes qualified plan administration, fee-based account administration, organizing broker/dealer account transfers, coordinating professional training and conferences, assisting with FINRA and SEC audits, and servicing high net worth client accounts.

Mrs. Freeman holds the series 7, 63, 65 and Group 1 Insurance licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

tfreeman@tamgmt.com / 210.591.0099

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Enrique ARAIZA Fixed Income Trading / International Operations

Mr. Araiza started his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Prior to joining Titleist Asset Management, Mr. Araiza worked at Banco Base, Merrill Lynch, BBVA and Gamma Capital Securities, where he held roles in management, compliance, fixed income trading, operations and as financial advisor to private clients. He currently leads the international operations and client services division servicing foreign associates and clients. He is committed to working with each financial advisor while strengthening client relationships with the highest level of service.

Mr. Araiza earned his BBA degree in International Business from the University of Houston along with a MBA in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University. He holds the series 3, 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association (NFA).

Mr. Araiza has called Houston home for over 30 years where he lives with his wife Lori, daughter Rebecca and son Enrique. He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, duck hunting, supporting Houston’s professional teams and spending time with family.

earaiza@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8693

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Byron FIELDS CO-FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. Fields co-founded Titleist Asset Management, Ltd in 2003 where he serves as principal and chair of the investment committee. Mr. Fields attended the University of Texas on a golf scholarship where he graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a degree in Finance. He won the Lan Hewlett Award in 1997 and 1998 for having the highest G.P.A. in his sport. Mr. Fields was on the Southwest Conference and Big XII Honor roles all four years.

After graduating in 1999, he served as a Financial Advisor for American Express Financial Advisors. In October 2001, he decided to join CyberTrader where he was responsible for all aspects of trading operations. Mr. Fields educated clients on market mechanics, various trading strategies and risk management for retail and institutional clients.  

Mr. Fields holds the series 7, 24, 27 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

 

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J.B. O'BANION CO-FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. O'Banion co-founded Titleist Asset Management, Ltd. in 2003 where he serves as Managing Partner and principal with 18 years of investment experience. He is a member of the company's Investment committee in addition to providing customized portfolio management services to individuals and company retirement plans.

After graduating from Texas State University in 1997, Mr. O'Banion worked with Morgan Stanley assisting clients in all aspects of financial planning and wealth management. He then accepted a job with Frost Bank in the fixed income and equity division. He later accepted a senior trader position with CyberTrader, Inc., a division of Charles Schwab, where he gained extensive knowledge educating clients on market mechanics, various trading strategies and risk management for retail and institutional clients.  

Mr. O'Banion holds the series 3, 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 63 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

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Russell KING Partner

rking@tamgmt.com / 512.494.1000

Mr. King has over 20 years of investment experience in the securities industry. He graduated from the Business School at Texas A&M University with a degree in Management. He served 8 years as an executive with Citizens Incorporated where he was introduced and expanded his scope of the International financial markets. In March 2000, Mr. King left his career as an insurance executive and accepted a new role with A.G. Edwards in Georgetown, Texas. He built his own clientele then was later offered a job at Morgan Stanley in Austin, Texas. He gained extensive knowledge and experience developing his book of business then decided to joint Titleist Asset Management, Ltd. in August 2006.  

Mr. King has played an important role designing and developing multiple investment platforms to expand Titleist’s international offering to their client base. He has used his previous experience in the insurance field to allow him to focus on managing reserve accounts for multiple life insurance companies throughout the country.

He holds the series 3, 7, 31, 66 and Group 1 Insurance licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Greg THOMPSON Partner

gthompson@tamgmt.com / 210.279.8077

Mr. Thompson was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 1994 MLB Amateur Draft and played professional baseball for several years until his career was limited by injuries. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors from West Texas A&M University where he received his BBA in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting from the T. Boone Pickens College of Business. With over 15 years of investment experience, Mr. Thompson serves as Senior Partner & Wealth Manager.

Mr. Thompson is heavily involved in the community where he has served with San Antonio Christian School, Chrysalis Ministries, Christian Outdoor Alliance, Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Heritage Children and Alamo Heights Rotary. He has always had a great love for the outdoors. His interests include baseball, football, basketball, golf, bow hunting, fishing, camping and snowboarding. Mr. Thompson is also involved in other organizations including, Bible Study Fellowship, The Mays YMCA and he Manages a Majors Select baseball team, the San Antonio Knights.

Mr. Thompson’s purpose is to convey his integrity, sincerity and compassion to a limited number of affluent, high net worth families by offering world class technology, financial advice, education and communication. His primary business objective is to design, implement and monitor wealth management strategies for affluent individuals and families.

He is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and holds the series 7, 66 and Group 1 Insurance and securities licenses and registrations and with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Rich JUDD Director of Financial Planning

Mr. Judd is a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) with over 17 years of experience providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth individuals and institutions.

He grew up in northeastern Ohio where he attended The College of Wooster, earning a BA in Economics. While at Wooster, he was also a four-year starting quarterback for Wooster‘s football team leading them to their highest national ranking in school history. In 2013, Rich was inducted into the W Association Hall of Fame after breaking every significant school record for passing during his prolific career.

Mr. Judd started his career with Morgan Stanley in Westlake, Ohio and later transitioned to Charles Schwab & Co. in Beachwood, Ohio where he was consistently one of the top financial advisors in the tristate region. His early success led to competing opportunities to become Schwab’s Private Client Representative in the Park Cities office in Dallas, Texas or a Senior Financial Planner and Relationship Manager at a large RIA firm in Austin, Texas. He chose the Austin based RIA firm where for 10 years he was responsible for over $500 million in client assets.

He is a member of The Financial Planning Association, both nationally and with the Austin chapter, and is insurance licensed in the areas of Life, Accident, Health and HMO in the state of Texas and various other states.

He holds the series 66 and Group I licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and Texas Department of Insurance.

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Neil KALB Operations Manager

nkalb@tamgmt.com / 210.853.0265

Mr. Kalb has over 20 years of operations and trading experience in the securities industry. Prior to joining Titleist Asset Management, Ltd., he helped manage SWBC Investment Services brokerage operations for Southwest Business Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Kalb’s additional work history includes such firms as USAA Investment Management Company, Citicorp Investment Services, American First Associates and Ladenburg Thalmann. He has experience in new issues, trading, retail sales and has worked with high net worth clients.

Mr. Kalb holds the series 7, 63 and 65 licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Texas State Securities Board.

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Roberto SANCHEZ Principal

rsanchez@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8691

Mr. Sanchez has over 20 years of investment and banking experience. He graduated from Monterrey Technological Institute in Mexico with an honors degree in Economics. After completing his MBA at Monterrey Tech and the University of Texas, he continued into the University of Pennsylvania’s Ph. D. program in managerial economics. He then joined the World Bank in Washington D.C. as a financial economist and later as an investment officer for the International Finance Corporation operations in Latin America.

Mr. Sanchez moved to Houston, Texas in 1997 where he joined an investment advisory firm as Chief Analyst and a member of the firm’s investment and management committee. He has provided financial advisory services to Latin American and U.S. investors for more than 15 years. Mr. Sanchez holds the series 7, 24 and 66 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Leon A. MIMARI Chief Compliance Officer

lmimari@tamgmt.com / 210.775.4335

Mr. Mimari joined the financial services industry in 2006. Since that time he had continuously worked with Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI), a privately-held broker dealer and registered investment advisor, where he performed multiple compliance functions including roles as AML Compliance Officer, Due Diligence Committee Member and Supervisor of the Firm’s Compliance Analysts and securities registration department.

Mr. Mimari graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) with a BSBA-General Business degree, which has provided him with knowledge and competency in accounting, banking and finance, management, business law, economics, international business and marketing. While at UIW, he studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

Mr. Mimari holds the series 4, 7, 24, 63 and 99 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). He also served as a Securities Examination Advisory Board Member.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Mimari volunteers at the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park™ to help educate middle and high school students in the basics of financial literacy. He is also a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.

 

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Daniel BOTTON Director – International Operations

dbotton@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8692

Mr. Botton has over 20 years of investment experience having worked in the wealth asset management division for various companies like Lehman Brothers and Barclays Wealth Management. He provided coverage on the fixed income trading desk for institutional and high net worth retail clients. Mr. Botton worked closely with various trade desks pricing and trading over the counter bonds, bond options, structure equity, fixed income notes, commodities, repos and reverse repo transactions.

Mr. Botton graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A degree in Accounting. He holds the series 4, 7 and 63 securities licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

He volunteers at the YMCA and Sports 9 coaching soccer and flag football and mentors young children.

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Tammy FREEMAN Client Relationship Manager

tfreeman@tamgmt.com / 210.591.0099

Mrs. Freeman graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997 with a BBA in Business Management. She has 19 years of experience in the securities industry with local investment firms. Her experience includes qualified plan administration, fee-based account administration, organizing broker/dealer account transfers, coordinating professional training and conferences, assisting with FINRA and SEC audits, and servicing high net worth client accounts.

Mrs. Freeman holds the series 7, 63, 65 and Group 1 Insurance licenses and registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Texas State Securities Board and the Texas Department of Insurance.

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Enrique ARAIZA Fixed Income Trading / International Operations

earaiza@titleistglobal.com / 713.391.8693

Mr. Araiza started his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Prior to joining Titleist Asset Management, Mr. Araiza worked at Banco Base, Merrill Lynch, BBVA and Gamma Capital Securities, where he held roles in management, compliance, fixed income trading, operations and as financial advisor to private clients. He currently leads the international operations and client services division servicing foreign associates and clients. He is committed to working with each financial advisor while strengthening client relationships with the highest level of service.

Mr. Araiza earned his BBA degree in International Business from the University of Houston along with a MBA in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University. He holds the series 3, 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association (NFA).

Mr. Araiza has called Houston home for over 30 years where he lives with his wife Lori, daughter Rebecca and son Enrique. He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, duck hunting, supporting Houston’s professional teams and spending time with family.

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INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

Our process is one that is constantly evolving with economic and market conditions. We evaluate the merits of all strategies and acknowledge there are strengths in most and weaknesses in all. We embrace unconventional ways of thinking all while adhering to the core pillars of successful investing – diversification, tax efficiency, transparency and low fees.

Below are the four key tenants of our investment philosophy:

FORECASTING

Titleist Asset Management is not in the prediction business. We assign probabilities to various outcomes and make investment decisions based on a distribution curve of those outcomes. We use a data driven approach that mandates empirical support for the assignment of those probabilities. Each data point needs to be contextualized for its relevance in the current period. 

STYLE AGNOSTIC

Markets are efficient most of the time, however, clear dislocations exist between what should be considered rational valuations during periods of extreme sentiment. We incorporate both active and passive strategies into our portfolios and believe each style has merit. We have no bias towards value or growth nor do we target a range of market capitalizations. We think it makes much more sense to tilt towards asset classes and securities that we perceive to have the best risk adjusted return profile.

CUSTOMIZATION

We will not compromise the quality of our portfolios in order to gain scale. Every allocation and investment must be customized for that specific client. We select investments that are appropriate for that account and believe market conditions along with each client’s unique profile should be the key determinant in both the allocation and securities selection component.

RISK

Contrary to popular belief, risk and volatility should be viewed independently of each other. Risk is the possibility of a permanent loss of capital. Volatility is the unpredictability both high and low around a series of outcomes. Volatility can be managed but we do not believe it is rational to expect a meaningful reduction in volatility without sacrificing a commensurate amount of return.

That lesson has not customarily been taught in business schools, where volatility is almost universally used as a proxy for risk. Though this pedagogic assumption makes for easy teaching, it is dead wrong: Volatility is far from synonymous with risk. Popular formulas that equate the two terms lead students, investors and CEOs astray.
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SERVICES

We offer the following services:

  • CLEARING & CUSTODY THROUGH FIDELITY & SCHWAB

    Partnered with National Financial Services (NFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, Fidelity IWS and Schwab Advisor Services to provide custody of client assets with the top tier independent custodians in the world.

                                   

  • INVESTMENT ADVISORY

    Titleist Asset Management has the ability to work with clients in a fiduciary capacity that is conflict free and fee based.

  • INSTITUTIONAL TRADING

    Titleist Asset Management has over 40 counterparty relationships with trade desks at multinational banking institutions.

  • FINANCIAL PLANNING

    eMoney and MoneyGuidePro integrate our Financial Planning software with each custodial partnership allowing complete integration and syncing functionality.

  • CORPORATE RETIREMENT PLANS

    Titleist Asset Management can help your company establish a new company retirement plan or help improve your existing plan through administration, investment options, providing low cost solutions and increase participation level and education. We also share fiduciary responsibility with the plan sponsor.

  • INDUSTRY LEADING TECHNOLOGY

    Titleist provides an open platform integrating with third-party solutions for portfolio and workflow management, CRM, financial planning, and modeling and rebalancing. Below are some of our current partnerships:

    Black Diamond (powered by Advent) delivers an innovative, dynamic portfolio management, reporting and rebalancing platform.

    Salentica CRM for Wealth Management is a customizable solution built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM designed to provide robust client management tools and a reporting suite to manage your business development needs.

    Strategas Research provides fundamental, quantitative, technical, political and economic analysis and research.

    Bloomberg research which enables advisors the ability to monitor and analyze real time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes and messaging across its proprietary secure network.

    GenTech (powered by Nexus) provides sophisticated commission software reporting with a flexible product portfolio that can be customized to meet each advisor’s business model.

FAQ

1. WHERE ARE MY ASSETS HELD? 

Titleist Asset Management is an introducing Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor. This means that we follow all of the same rules self-clearing Broker Dealers abide by, however, we do not custody or take possession of customer funds, securities or any other type of asset at any time. We have agreements with Fidelity Investments and Schwab which provide us the flexibility to open accounts and invest on behalf of clients.

2. WHO IS NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES?

National Financial Services (NFS), a wholly owned subsidiary and clearing arm of Fidelity Investments, custodies over 25 million accounts totaling over 5 trillion in assets.  

3. WHY DID TITLEIST CHOOSE FIDELITY AND SCHWAB AS CUSTODIANS?

Our business model is centered around the alignment of interests between client and advisor, advisor and firm, and firm with custodian. Fidelity and Schwab allow Titleist to manage portfolios independently without any conflicts or incentives. Unlike traditional Wall Street firms we do not offer proprietary products and our custodians do not trade against their clients. Just as important, Fidelity and Schwab did not participate in TARP and did not require a bailout.

4. WHO REGULATES TITLEIST ASSET MANAGEMENT?

Titleist Asset Management is a registered Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor that is regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the National Futures Association (NFA).

5. WHAT ADDITIONAL PROTECTIONS DOES FIDELITY PROVIDE?

In addition to SIPC protection for Titleist Asset Management’s customers, NFS, a Fidelity Investments company, provides for brokerage accounts additional "excess of SIPC" coverage from Lloyd's of London together with other insurers. The "excess of SIPC" coverage would only be used if basic SIPC coverage is insufficient. Like SIPC protection, "excess of SIPC" protection does not cover investment losses in customer accounts due to market fluctuation. The total aggregate coverage available through NFS's "excess of SIPC" policy is $1 billion with no per customer dollar limit on coverage of securities, but there is a per customer limit of $1.9 million on coverage of cash. This is the maximum "excess of SIPC" protection currently available in the brokerage industry.

*Fidelity's "excess of SIPC" insurance is provided by Lloyd's of London together with Axis Specialty Europe SE, Markel International Insurance Company, XL Specialty Insurance Company, and Munich Reinsurance Co. For ratings and more information about Lloyd's please go to http://www.lloyds.com/Lloyds_Market/Ratings/

CONTACT

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Thank you for visiting Titleist Asset Management. Please call or contact us at info@tamgmt.com if you have any questions and a member of our team will be in touch soon.

San Antonio

777 E. Sonterra Blvd
Suite 330
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Office:210.826.2424
Fax:210.579.7177

Austin

609 Castle Ridge Road
Suite 315
Austin, Texas 78746

Office:512.494.1003
Fax:512.233.5353

Houston

1250 Wood Branch Park
Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77079

Office:713.391.8690
Fax:972.827.2097

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