CRAFTING PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

What is the meaning behind Greybox Investments?

Greybox stems from the notion of bringing a human-engineered or “grey matter”
approach to the “black box” of purely computerized investment solutions.
Our team of experienced CFAs diligently analyze portfolios using
advanced mathematics to construct customized, comprehensive
solutions for individuals and institutions.

QUANTITATIVE DESIGN

By combining cutting edge quantitative risk technology and human market intelligence, we build portfolios designed to provide efficient market exposure with highly customizable attributes.

COST AND TAX EFFICIENT

When it comes to detailed financial analysis, technology can do it quickly, accurately, and efficiently. This saves time and money. And we pass those savings along to you in the form of lower fees. Because it’s the right thing to do.

A TRANSPARENT APPROACH

Investors do not need complexity and “black box” solutions to find outsized returns. Our approach focuses on implementing liquid high quality investments in companies most people are familiar with and blending them to meet the right goals for individuals and institutions.

HOLISTIC AND COMPREHENSIVE

By utilizing leading edge technology, we don’t just look at one stock or one account. We take a complete look at your entire wealth picture and evaluate how each part interacts with the other pieces to provide you a comprehensive picture of where your risk lies.

A different approach to investing.

We think there’s a better way to invest our clients’ money. Of course we choose investments based on your personality and goals, and carefully balance risk and returns. But then we explain the logic behind it. We tell you why we purchased each stock or investment, and what role it plays in your portfolio. We want to take the mystery out of investing so you can be confident your money is in the right place.

SOLUTIONS

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Utilizing the same risk analytics implemented in our equity strategies, Greybox Investments constructs both risk and goal based asset allocations for individuals and institutions. Our allocations always focus on forward looking market expectations built from investment knowledge, while risk analysis provides a deeper look at the broader correlations and risk implications of different asset classes. Th result is a holistic and tax aware strategy that is diversified not just from an asset class standpoint, but from a broader investment approach as well.

CORE STRATEGIES

Global Core Equity – 40-60 large cap global equities securities. Emphasis on low turnover and long term capital appreciation. Exposure to both developed and emerging international exposure. Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)

Large Cap Core Equity – 40-60 large cap US equity securities. Emphasis on low turnover and long term capital appreciation. Benchmark: S&P 100

Large Cap Core Equity Income – 30-40 large cap US equity securities. Constructed to maximize potential dividend income while maintaining a similar risk profile to the benchmark. Benchmark: S&P 100

Socially Responsible Core Equity – 60-80 securities designed to provide exposure to large cap global equities while screening out companies involved in industries that do not meet social values based criteria. Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)

THE TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM

KEN CARLSON, CFA

SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER

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Ken Carlson has been deeply involved in the portfolio management process for over 30 years. His primary responsibility at Greybox Investments is portfolio strategy, with an emphasis on thematic change. Prior to Greybox Investments, Mr. Carlson was the Chief Investment Officer at The Trust Company of Sterne Agee, the CIO of Jurika & Voyles (Oakland, CA), and Head Trader at Boatmen’s Trust Company (St. Louis, MO). Over the past fifteen years, Mr. Carlson has been leading the charge toward using dynamic factor based portfolios to improve transparency and cost management within the securities industry. Ken is a graduate of Taylor University. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee for the United Way of Central Alabama and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1996.

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DONIE CARLSON

MANAGING MEMBER

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Donie Martin Carlson is the Managing Member as well as Chief Compliance Officer of Greybox Investments. She founded Greybox Investments to bring high level quantitative portfolio engineering to the Birmingham market. Ms. Carlson previously worked for JP Morgan in San Francisco in Institutional Fixed Income Sales. Her clients included PIMCO, The State of California, LA County, Pacific Mutual, Franklin Templeton, Wells Fargo, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Carlson serves on the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of Chatham Hall, and has business interests in Martin Farm, Albemarle Corporation and Rockhouse, LLC. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

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RYAN WEISS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Ryan Weiss comes to Greybox Investments with over 10 years of experience in the financial service industry. Prior to joining Greybox Investments, Mr. Weiss was Vice-President of Community Relations for Sterne Agee where he led Sterne Agee’s charitable endeavors, as well as government relations. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Alabama. He also holds his Series 65, 7 and 31. He serves as Vice-President of the Camp Smile a Mile Board of Directors.

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TERRELL GRAVES, CFA

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

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Terrell Graves serves as a Portfolio Manager and currently focuses on high net worth families and institutions. Mr. Graves has over 30 years of experience in finance and investments. In a prior role, he served as Chief Investment Officer for Sterne Agee Investment Advisors where he also led the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee. In addition to this efforts in tactical allocation, Mr. Graves was responsible for the group’s market analysis and consulting on custom portfolios. Prior to his work at Sterne Agee, Mr. Graves served as Director of Research of Compass Bank’s Wealth Management Group and served on Met Life’s National Real Estate Investment Committee. Mr. Graves received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management and his BA in Economics at Birmingham-Southern College. Mr. Graves has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1997.

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ROY RUMBLEY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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Roy comes to Greybox Investments with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Greybox Investments, Mr. Rumbley was a Wealth Advisor for Sterne Agee for several years before establishing his own independent financial services company. Mr. Rumbley received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and his Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University. Mr. Rumbley was also a football letterman for The University of Alabama under the leadership of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

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THOMAS J. PERRI

VICE PRESIDENT

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Tom has over 25 years of management experience working at AmSouth Bank, HealthSouth, CBRE and Sterne Agee. Mr. Perri was responsible for corporate real estate assets throughout the southeast working with brokers, contractors, vendors and staff to access, maintain, and increase the values in the corporate portfolios. He has a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He holds his Series 65, and has served on several local boards including Creative Montessori in Homewood. Tom and his wife Nicole have two daughters, Anne Marie and Elizabeth.

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Contact Us

Address: 880 Montclair Road, Suite 575
Birmingham, AL 35213


Phone: 205-703-0900


Email: info@greyboxinvestments.com