Capital Advisors Group, Inc. is an independent SEC-registered investment advisor specializing in institutional cash investments, risk management, and debt finance consulting. Our clients range from venture capital-funded startups and emerging growth companies to Fortune 100 companies.
What We Do
Drawing upon more than a quarter of a century of experience through varied interest rate cycles, the firm has built its reputation upon deep, research-driven investment strategies and solutions for its clientele.
Capital Advisors Group manages customized separately managed accounts (SMAs) that seek to protect principal and maximize risk-adjusted returns within the context of each client’s investment guidelines and specific liquidity needs. Capital Advisors Group also provides FundIQ® money market fund research; CounterpartyIQ® aggregation and credit analysis of counterparty exposures; risk assessment on short-term fixed income securities and portfolios; and independent debt finance consulting services.
Headquartered in metropolitan Boston, Capital Advisors Group maintains multiple U.S. regional offices.
Capital Advisors Group, Inc. is Founded
Capital Advisors Group (CAG) is founded to provide custom separately managed accounts (SMAs) to institutional investors.
Capital Advisors Group's 1st White Paper Questioning Auction Rate Securities Is Published
Capital Advisors Group's research department publishes its first white paper questioning auction rate securities. It's important to note that in 2007, many auction rate securities became illiquid.
Debt Advisors Group is Launched
Debt Advisors Group (DAG), a division of Capital Advisors Group focused on debt placement consulting, is established to provide specialized debt placement consulting to early- and late-stage companies seeking competitive debt terms from lenders.
Capital Advisors Group's 1st White Paper Questioning the Safety of MMFs is Published
In April 2006, almost 2.5 years before the Reserve Primary Fund "broke the buck," the Capital Advisors Group research department publishes "How Safe Are Money Market Funds?"
Capital Advisors Group's Credit Department Begins to Increase Purchase Restrictions for Financial Issuers
In early 2007, well in advance of the September 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, Capital Advisors Group’s credit department begins to restrict purchases of certain financial issuers. By September 2008, 70% of U.S. financial names are removed from the firm’s buy list.
BusinessWeek - "Capital Advisors group, a money manager in Newton, Mass., warned clients about the dangers of auction-rate securities years before the market crashed."
In its August 11th, 2008 article, "The Investment 'Albatross' at UBS," BusinessWeek noted that Capital Advisors Group warned clients about the dangers of auction-rate securities years before that market crashed.
Capital Advisors Group White Paper is Referenced in SEC Revised Rule 2a-7
In the revised Rule 2a-7 issued by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Capital Advisors Group’s white paper, “How Safe Are Prime Money Market Funds?,” is referenced as supporting material.
FundIQ® is Launched
Capital Advisors Group introduces FundIQ®, an online platform designed to maximize risk-adjusted performance. By analyzing institutional prime money market funds and comparing those fund characteristics against peer group averages, FundIQ® enables clients to benchmark their funds.
SEC Invites Lance Pan, Director of Research and Strategy at Capital Advisors Group, to a MMF Reform Roundtable
In May 2011, Lance Pan is joined by other industry experts in an invitation-only SEC roundtable on money market fund reform. The full transcript can be found here.
Treasury & Risk Names Capital Advisors Group CEO, Benjamin Campbell, one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance"
In June 2011, Ben Campbell is named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk for Capital Advisors Group's work on auction-rate securities and the rollout of FundIQ® money market fund research.
CounterpartyIQ® is Launched
Capital Advisors Group introduces CounterpartyIQ®, an online platform designed to capture, analyze, and rate counterparty exposures, allowing treasury teams to understand and actively manage their organizations’ counterparty risk.
Capital Advisors Group Liquidity AccountsSM are Launched
Responding to the changing risk and liquidity profiles of institutional money market funds, Capital Advisors Group introduces a new suite of institutional cash investment alternatives for treasurers.
Capital Advisors Group Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Capital Advisors Group continues to maintain its position in the market as an independent investment advisor specializing in institutional cash investments, risk management, and debt finance consulting.
Capital Advisors Group Insured Liquidity AccountSM Program is Launched
In 2016, Capital Advisors Group introduces the Capital Advisors Group Insured Liquidity AccountSM program, an alternative investment option providing convenient access to deposits backed by FDIC insurance.