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ThomasPartners® Balanced Income Strategies.

The ThomasPartners Balanced Income strategies combine the dividend growth portfolio with fixed income investments. Depending on your retirement goals and tolerance for risk, you can choose from two strategies:

ThomasPartners Balanced Income has a traditional balanced portfolio's baseline allocation of 60% equities and 40% fixed income.

ThomasPartners Balanced Income Conservative has a baseline of 40% equities and 60% fixed income.

Because fixed income investments are typically more stable over time, they can help minimize potential volatility in your portfolio. However, they will likely reduce your income growth rate as well.

The equity to fixed income allocation can be adjusted by the ThomasPartners Investment Management Team to meet the three objectives:

  1. The first objective: monthly income.

    Wherever you are in life, it’s likely that one of your primary financial goals is to generate income—income that can help you live comfortably today or income that you can invest now and draw from when you retire. ThomasPartners Balanced Income strategies seek to provide monthly income by investing in companies with predictable dividends and interest-paying fixed income investments.

  2. The second objective: income growth.

    To assist in offsetting the impact of inflation, the ThomasPartners Balanced Income strategies invest within and allocate across dividend-growth companies and fixed income investments in an effort to grow the portfolio’s income over time.

    How are dividend-growing companies and fixed income investments chosen?

    Each company is carefully analyzed. Its dividend-growth track record—and its ability to sustain that growth in the future—is considered, questioned, and evaluated. And, once selected, each company is continuously reevaluated. If a company fails to meet ThomasPartners' high standards, it's eliminated.

    The fixed income objective is to seek reliable yields that appropriately compensate investors for the risks taken on their behalf, while dampening overall portfolio volatility. ThomasPartners accomplishes this with careful analysis of the major fixed income sectors and opportunistic purchases of fixed income investments with yield characteristics that the Portfolio Management Team believes fairly compensate investors for the risks to which they are exposed.

  3. The third objective: competitive total returns over time.

    Pursue the retirement you want with an investment strategy that’s built to prepare you for the years ahead. In addition to regular income and income growth, the ThomasPartners Balanced Income strategies seek to deliver competitive total returns over time through income generation and price appreciation. If you’re at a stage of life where you don’t need to withdraw your income, you can enjoy the power of compounding, since accumulated income can be reinvested in the ThomasPartners Balanced Income strategies over time.

Estimated Income Growth Since Inception

See the income growth performance of our Balanced Income strategies and how each compares with their benchmarks.

Estimated Growth Since Inception: Beginning 05/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the hypothetical $1 million investment would ultimately yield an annual income of $77,564 for ThomasPartners Balanced Income Strategy Composite, $63,490 for Blended Benchmark, and $58,687 for S&P 500 TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate. Estimated Growth Since Inception: Beginning 05/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the hypothetical $1 million investment would ultimately yield an annual income of $77,564 for ThomasPartners Balanced Income Strategy Composite, $63,490 for Blended Benchmark, and $58,687 for S&P 500 TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate.
Estimated Growth Since Inception: Beginning 05/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the hypothetical $1 million investment would ultimately yield an annual income of $77,564 for ThomasPartners Balanced Income Strategy Composite, $63,490 for NASDAQ U.S. Broad Divdend Achievers Index, and $58,687 for S&P 500 TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate. Estimated Growth Since Inception: Beginning 05/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the hypothetical $1 million investment would ultimately yield an annual income of $77,564 for ThomasPartners Balanced Income Strategy Composite, $63,490 for NASDAQ U.S. Broad Divdend Achievers Index, and $58,687 for S&P 500 TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate.

Growth of a Hypothetical $1 Million Investment

See the portfolio value performance of our Balanced Income strategies and how each compares with their benchmarks.

Growth Of A Hypothetical $1 Million Investment | Beginning 5/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the $1 million investment would grow to: Thomas Partners Balanced Income Strategy (net of actual fees): 2.8M | Blended Benchmark: 2.5M | S&P 500® TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate: 2.8M Growth Of A Hypothetical $1 Million Investment | Beginning 5/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the $1 million investment would grow to: Thomas Partners Balanced Income Strategy (net of actual fees): 2.8M | Blended Benchmark: 2.5M | S&P 500® TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate: 2.8M
Growth Of A Hypothetical $1 Million Investment | Beginning 5/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the $1 million investment would grow to: Thomas Partners Balanced Income Strategy (net of actual fees): 2.8M | Blended Benchmark: 2.5M | S&P 500® TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate: 2.8M Growth Of A Hypothetical $1 Million Investment | Beginning 5/31/03 and ending 12/31/17, the $1 million investment would grow to: Thomas Partners Balanced Income Strategy (net of actual fees): 2.8M | Blended Benchmark: 2.5M | S&P 500® TR/Bar. U.S. Intermediate: 2.8M

Investment minimum and fees.

The minimum investment is $100,000.

Amount of investment Balanced Income strategies fee¹
Amounts up to $500,000 0.80%
Next $500,000 (over $500,000 up to $1 million) 0.70%
Next $1 million (over $1 million up to $2 million) 0.60%
Over $2 million 0.40%

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Find out more about the ThomasPartners strategies and how we can help you generate income and meet your retirement goals.






Past performance does not guarantee future results; the value of investments and the income derived from them can go down as well as up. Future returns and the achievement of stated goals are not guaranteed, and a loss of principal may occur.