Arbus Capital Management Overview
Founded in 2008, Arbus Capital Management is a fee-only registered investment advisor providing investment management services and consulting to individuals and institutions.
Arden Rodgers, CFA, is the founder and principal of the firm.
Investment management and advice is based solely on the client’s individual needs, goals, and objectives, and not on sales commissions, bonuses, referral fees, or other factors that could generate potential conflicts of interest.
Arbus Capital Management and its principal are bound by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, which requires all members to place clients’ interests ahead of their own.
A Truly Independent Advisor
Arbus Capital Management is a fee-only, independent registered investment advisory firm whose only loyalty is to its clients.
As a fee-only advisor, the firm accepts no commissions, referral fees or other remunerations from outside sources who may attempt to influence its recommendations.
Arbus Capital Management takes its independence seriously. Because it is privately held, it answers to no stockholders, bondholders or Wall Street analysts, and can devote itself entirely to the best interests of its clients.
Arden Rodgers, CFA
Arden Rodgers, CFA, is the founder and principal of Arbus Capital Management.
Rodgers has a passion for investment management and helping clients achieve their investment goals. He particularly enjoys providing clients with personalized investment management and working with clients who have decided to transition away from traditional stock brokers and investments houses.
As a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Rodgers is bound by a strict code of ethics.
Rodgers encourages his clients to ask questions to become more informed investors.
Education & Examinations
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program
- Globally respected, graduate-level investment credential established in 1962 and awarded by CFA Institute
- Three-year program, with three rigorous, comprehensive exams, six hours each
- Passed each exam on first attempt
- Pass rates for level I, II, & III exams in the years taken were respectively, 36%, 48%, and 50%
- Earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
FINRA Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
- Three-hour exam, 140 questions
- Designed to qualify candidates as investment adviser representatives
- Passed on first attempt with a score of 94%.
University of Michigan, B.S.
- Computer Science and English Literature
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Highest Distinction (top 3% of class rank)
Prior Work Experience
Prior to investment management, Rodgers had a successful career in software development, working at a variety of software companies, from IBM and Intuit (the makers of Quicken) to startups to his own consulting company. He has developed software for a number of applications, including video conferencing, speech recognition, and web database development. Rodgers received a patent for database development, “Scalable database management system,” United States patent number 7,065,526.
In 2008, Rodgers founded Arbus Capital Management, LLC to begin offering investment management services to clients.
Arbus Capital Management takes a comprehensive, disciplined and low-cost approach to investing.
Investment advice is based on a complete picture of the client’s financial profile, including age, income, expenses, dependents, current investments, return requirements, risk tolerance, time horizon, tax and legal considerations, and other unique circumstances.
Depending upon client needs, investment portfolios can be structured for either the medium or the long term. This disciplined investment strategy is not altered as the result of short-term market fluctuations, and no attempt is made to generate profits from market timing or other short-term trading strategies.
Client portfolios are primarily constructed from exchange traded funds (ETF’s) because of their low cost, breadth of options, tax efficiency, and other superior investment characteristics. Stocks, bonds, options, hedge funds, or other investment vehicles can be utilized if requested by the client or if required to implement a particular investment plan.
Before investing, all strategies and vehicles are fully explained. Any questions or concerns are addressed to the satisfaction of the client.
Ethics & Standards
The principal of Arbus Capital Management, Arden Rodgers, a CFA charterholder, is a member of the CFA Institute and is bound by its code of ethics.
“Every CFA charterholder, CFA Institute member, and CFA candidate signs an annual statement agreeing to adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
“These code and standards require them to:
- Place their clients' interests ahead of their own
- Maintain independence and objectivity
- Act with integrity
- Maintain and improve their professional competence"
- CFA Institute
In addition, as a registered investment advisor, Arbus Capital Management and its principal are bound by a “Fiduciary Standard” rather than a “Suitability Standard.” The fiduciary standard requires an advisor to place client interests ahead of his (its) own interests.
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation
Arbus Capital Management principal, Arden Rodgers, CFA, successfully completed all three levels of the CFA examination and earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
What else should you consider? Ask questions about their experience and where they gained their expertise, the associations they belong to, as well as certification. Certified Financial Planner, Certified Investment Management Analyst, and Chartered Financial Analyst all have strong requirements, but the CFA is the strongest for investors.
- Bloomberg Businessweek
Why Hire a CFA Charterholder?
- Commitment To Clients
- Advanced Investment Expertise
- Depth of Financial Knowledge
Arden’s volunteer work with PAWS NY
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