Who We Are


Independent Portfolio Consultants is a full service wealth management firm.

Our 3 Divisions

IPC Investment Management – Portfolio Consulting

IPC Private Wealth Partners – Advisory Services

Blue Shores Capital – Asset Management & Private Equity

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We believe that the tenets we live and work by — our Four Keys of Success — turn concepts into reality. We have built these vital keys into the foundation of our organization: Adherence to Values, Alliances, Action, and Achievement.

1 | Adherence to Values

Founded on a code of ethics and integrity, the firm is dedicated to adherence to its primary principle of placing its clients’ interests first.

2 | Alliances

We work hard to develop meaningful alliances with strategic business partners to provide competitive products and first-rate client service.

3 | Action

We promise to take action to seek solutions to challenges our clients face. Our actions demonstrate our commitment to our clients and the high level of service we strive to provide.

4 | Achievement

We are committed to helping you achieve your investment and financial goals.


  • Customized

  • Consultative

  • Holistic

  • Advice Driven

Solutions We Offer Through Our Advisors



IPC Investment Management


IPC's Investment Management division provides high-touch investment consulting and customized portfolio solutions to high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions.  Each client receives a comprehensive managed account solution constructed to complement the client's overall financial strategy.  Through thoughtful coordination with the client’s financial advisor, the solution is designed to fit into the client’s overall financial plan and with the client’s other trusted advisors (CPA, attorney, trust officer, etc.).

Long-term success is about unwavering dedication; it requires both initial and ongoing effective communication among the financial advisor, the client(s), the money manager(s), and IPC.  Consulting and advisory services provided by IPC are as dynamic as the professional money managers who manage client portfolios.

IPC respects each client and understands that every client is unique.  Each client’s goals, objectives and preferences must be properly identified and written into a customized Investment Policy Statement (IPS).  The IPS serves as the official guide for the managed account solution for the client, the advisor, the manager(s), and IPC.

The Investment Management Team


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Arun Kaul, CFA

President & Chief Investment Officer

Arun serves IPC as President and Chief Investment Officer. Arun joined IPC in 2013 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Strategy, responsible for IPC‘s investment strategy including market outlook and portfolio design.
Prior to IPC, Arun was the Founder and President of AK Capital Management, which provided independent investment research and strategy to Institutional asset management firms and hedge funds. Prior to AK Capital Management, Arun was a Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. where he was responsible for designing, managing and overseeing long/short equity, market neutral, long only and multi asset strategies for institutional and private clients.
Arun currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is also a speaker at industry conferences focusing on capital markets, hedge funds and portfolio design. Arun has been interviewed or featured in various financial publications and has been a contributing writer for certain trade magazines. Arun is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Finance and Economics. Arun has over 25 years experience in investment management industry.

Arun Kaul, CFA

President & Chief Investment Officer

John Motherwell

Managing Director & National Sales Manager

John serves IPC as a Managing Director and National Sales Manager and is responsible for directing the institutional and high net worth sales efforts for IPC and joined IPC in 2014.

Prior to joining IPC, John was Managing Director at 21st Century Investments representing Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Global Equity Strategies to the Canadian institutional marketplace. He also worked ten years for a Canadian long/short equity firm responsible for raising capital, institutional client service and FX hedge strategies.

Mr. Motherwell earned both his B.A. with Honors in Economics and his M.B.A in International Finance from Dalhousie University. John has over 30 years’ experience in investment management industry.

John Motherwell

Managing Director & National Sales Manager

Katherine Cathcart, CIMA

Managing Director & Director of Consulting

Katherine serves IPC as Managing Director and Director of Consulting. She is responsible for the advice and services delivered by the Concierge Consulting and Account Services teams. As a consultant, Katherine provides investment advice to financial advisors’ and their high net worth and institutional clients.
Katherine has been in the investment management industry for over twenty years. She served as a Municipal Bond Consultant with A.F. Best Securities, Inc., and Account Executive at Gruntal, LLC. before joining IPC in April of 2002. Kathy attended Mount Saint Mary College and Florida Atlantic University. She also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 53, 63 & 65 licenses. Katherine received the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation bestowed by the Investment Management Consultants Association for study at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Katherine Cathcart, CIMA

Managing Director & Director of Consulting


IPC Private Wealth Partners


At IPC Private Wealth Partners our goal is to provide an exclusive, custom state-of-the-art wealth management platform and experience while combining client focus, breadth of intellectual capital, and the depth of our capabilities. Our strong entrepreneurial culture, focus, and commitment to growth and our people separate us from others. As a privately held organization, we are dedicated to business partnership, understanding the needs and wants of our clients, finding investment and lending solutions while managing risk, and working to achieve goals. Our open architecture and platform in association with Raymond James were designed to provide solutions for both HNW clients and institutions.

Legal & Compliance

Advanced Technology

Client Relationship Management

Private Labeling

Advisor & Client Portal

Turn Key Asset Management

The Private Wealth Partners Team


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MICHAEL FLEMING

Chief Executive Officer IPC

Prior to joining IPC Private Wealth Partners, Mike was the head of Wealth Management and Banking for Merrill Lynch Bank of America and U.S. Banking Solutions. As senior executive for the fifth largest domestic bank with 2014 deposits in excess of $245 billion, $6.5 billion in revenue and loans of $116 billion, Mike led the enterprise coverage of over 700 bankers to service both Merrill Lynch and Bank of America clients nationwide. In addition, Mike has managed two Merrill Lynch regions, its second largest Private Wealth complex and the Latin American business. Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

MICHAEL FLEMING

Chief Executive Officer IPC

JACK D. MOUNTS

Managing Director, Head of National Sales

Formerly Jack served as a Managing Director and head of recruiting at Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, LLC, commencing September 2014. Prior to this, Jack was the Director of Recruiting for Merrill Lynch in the Southeast, South Atlantic and Pacific West markets. In addition to his 21-year career at Merrill Lynch, he worked at Prudential Securities as a financial advisor, manager and recruiting director. With this vast background and experience in the wirehouse, regional and independent recruiting arena, Jack brings a thorough understanding of industry strategy, business valuation and practice management. Jack graduated from West Liberty University, West Virginia, with a degree in business/economics.

JACK D. MOUNTS

Managing Director, Head of National Sales

KARLA RANSDELL

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer

With over 22 years of experience in the industry, Karla began her career as a financial advisor with Piper Jaffray, a Midwest regional firm, and was recruited to join Merrill Lynch, where she continued growing a successful practice in its St. Paul, Minnesota, complex. While with Merrill Lynch, Karla moved into the role as planning specialist partnering with financial advisors and UHNW clients. She later assumed the role as Southeast Divisional Sales Manager in Miami, Florida, and most recently served as VP/Sales Performance Executive for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management – Credit and Banking Sales, covering the Southeast, Midwest and Heartland regions. Karla is experienced in advisor performance coaching, training and development, new business acquisition and onboarding, and delivering a holistic approach to the business. Karla is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she received her degree from the School of Communications, and has lived in South Florida since 2002.

KARLA RANSDELL

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer

MARC MARGOLIES

Managing Director, Business Development

With over 30 years of financial services industry experience, Marc has worked in the wirehouse, regional and independent channels with a long history of success. After many years as a financial advisor at Shearson Lehman Brothers, he took on several different management positions. Marc served as a training manager at Prudential Securities and went on to successfully manage both the Palm Beach and Aventura offices at Prudential. He later took over the UBS office in Boca Raton as branch manager, and then transitioned into the Divisional Recruiting Officer position. With his experience and seasoning, Marc is uniquely qualified to coach and help advisors grow their practices and teams. Marc graduated from the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida and has lived in Boca Raton since 1987.

MARC MARGOLIES

Managing Director, Business Development


Blue Shores Capital


Blue Shores Capital is a boutique proprietary fund management company operating within Independent Portfolio Consultants, Inc. (IPC).  Blue Shores specializes in developing and managing alternative investment portfolios and is capable of white-labeling niche strategies.  Our custom products serve various specific mandates and constraints that are unique solutions for our clients’ needs.  Our investments are selected using a top-down macro-economic framework that is complimented by a rigorous bottom-up fundamental research process.  We focus stringently on risk management and downside protection.

Blue Shores Capital was established in 2006. Working together, we provide IPC with the full support, expertise, and creative solution skillsets within Blue Shores.  IPC is a Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment advisor founded in 1989, which currently consults over $2 billion in high net worth and institutional client assets.

“The Halliday Group (“THG”) has a long history of successful business across several industries. In the financial sector, THG created, built and sold Halliday Financial Management (“HFM”). HFM consisted of three separately established licensed securities companies. It was one of the most prestigious Boutique Financial Groups in Australia. Among several innovations, HFM was the designer of the first Sharia compliant public superannuation fund in Australia as well as the designer and creator of the first structured product (under the banner of Merrill Lynch) that was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

THG is led by Mr. Michael Halliday, who has decades of experience creating and building businesses in the financial industry.  He was the Founder/State Manager, BZW Meares Financial Services in 1986 (subsidiary of Barclays Bank) and was the Founder/Head of Financial Planning/Funds Management for Matheson Greenwood Challoner (subsidiary of Jardine Fleming – owned by Jardine Matheson out of Hong Kong and Robert Fleming out of the UK).”

The Blue Shores Capital Team


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Michael Halliday

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Halliday has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years, setting up several successful businesses across Australia and Asia. These include three separately licensed financial businesses in Australia. In particular, Halliday Financial Management was a leading boutique financial planning business known for innovation. Such innovations included designing the first Sharia compliant public superannuation fund in Australia as well as designing and creating the first structured product listed on the Australia Stock Exchange (under Merrill Lynch’s banner). He specializes in value creation and transformation of businesses. Michael has a B.Ec from Sydney University, majoring in taxation, DIP.F.P from Deakin University and a Securities Institute of Australia (SIA) certificate.

Michael Halliday

Chief Executive Officer

Sean Morgan, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Sean has over a decade of financial analysis and due diligence experience, both in sell-side investment banking and as buy side research analyst. At Blue Shores Capital Sean focuses on bottom-up equity and credit research analysis. Prior to joining Blue Shores, Sean conducted equity research for institutional hedge fund clients at Fielder Capital Group and Echo Street Capital Management, both in New York. He began his financial career as a credit analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman before working in leveraged debt origination at Société Générale. Sean earned an MBA, with a concentration in Value Investing from Columbia Business School, in New York. Sean earned his B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder (CFA). In his free time, Sean teaches Corporate Finance and Investment Management as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University.

Sean Morgan, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Maggie Vo, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Maggie focuses on global macro research and specializes in developing robust quantitative models to support the investment and risk management process. Prior to joining Blue Shores, Maggie was a financial analyst at R.J. Corman Railroad Group.  She began her investment career at Prudential Fund Management performing due diligence on a private equity deal in the paper industry.  Later she joined Prudential Property Investment Manager Limited in Singapore where she focused on private equity real estate and facilitated all aspects of the investment process including fund raising, deal prospecting, valuation, and due diligence.  Maggie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Centre College with a B.S. in Financial Economics and Mathematics.  Additionally, she is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder (CFA).

Maggie Vo, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Lillian Wong, CFA

Research Analyst

Lillian has more than ten years of management experience in investor relations, corporate finance and portfolio accounting. At Blue Shores, Lillian focuses on bottom-up equity and private equity analysis. Prior to joining Blue Shores, Lillian led the Investor Services Team at H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity firm with over $19 billion in AUM and assisted on valuations of more than 100 portfolio companies. She also served as Senior Manager of Corporate Finance at World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 company in the oil industry (NYSE:INT), where she built M&A models for strategic acquisitions. Lillian began her career at Franklin Templeton Investments as a fund accountant and pricing analyst. Lillian earned a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and has an MBA from National University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder (CFA).

Lillian Wong, CFA

Research Analyst


IPC Commentary, Forms & Disclosures


Commentary
Investment Themes - October 2016 (294Kb)
Market Outlook (Advisors) - October 24 2016 (1.1Mb)
Research Commentary Market Valuations - November 2016 (504Kb)

Forms
ACH Authorization Form (106Kb)
Change of Address Form (29Kb)
Investor Profile Form (123Kb)

Disclosures
IPC Consulting Team Form ADV Part 2B (408Kb)
IPC Selection Form ADV Part 2B (162Kb)
Private Wealth Partners Form ADV Part 2B (290Kb)


Contact


5002 T-Rex Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
(561) 912-1040
info@ipcpwp.com
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