We seek high quality domestic and international companies with characteristics that include superior earnings growth potential, moderate and declining debt levels, global competitive advantages within growing markets, free cash flow, and above average return on equity. We also use research data provided directly by investment firms and the results of fundamental in-house analyses based on a plethora of sources, including the internet, magazines, newspapers, journals, brokerages, federal government publications, and corporate releases. We also monitor corporate insider activities.
Providing the professional services you need at affordable prices. Locally owned and operated since 1993.
Westbourne Investment Advisors, Inc.
7200 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1103, Bethesda, MD 20814 Tel: (301) 656-9038
Westbourne purchases high quality bonds and exchange traded fixed income securities to provide balance for client portfolios and to generate current income. Maturities for fixed income investments rarely exceed five years. Westbourne also buys carefully selected income-oriented equities, including Master Limited Partnerships, Real Estate Investment trusts, and royalty trusts. A number of these alternative income investments have tax advantages that enhance income returns while providing useful portfolio diversification.
After Westbourne identifies superior companies, we seek to purchase and hold their securities for extended time periods -- often three to five years. It is our belief that this buy and hold strategy usually outperforms attempts to time the market. Besides reducing asset turnover, this strategy also typically lowers income tax liability. Some portfolio rebalancing does occur, but turnover in client accounts (usually less than 30% annually) is low by industry standards.