Holistic, Innovative and Cost Effective Solutions

Holistic, Innovative and Cost Effective Solutions

Holistic, Innovative and Cost Effective SolutionsHolistic, Innovative and Cost Effective SolutionsHolistic, Innovative and Cost Effective Solutions

Investment consulting solutions designed to enhance investment performance and minimize fiduciary risk


About Elegant Investment Solutions


Our Mission

To leverage our extensive consulting, investment management and legal expertise to provide holistic, innovative and cost effective consulting solutions for investment committees, to:


  • Improve decision making
  • Enhance the risk and return profile of the portfolio; and
  • Control fiduciary risk  

Elegant IS offers a full range of solutions for institutional investors

Colin Ripsman has been working with institutional clients like you to design and implement prudent investment structures. Elegant IS can assist with all aspects of designing and maintaining your investment structure and portfolio. Additionally, Elegant IS can help you design and structure all aspects of your DC plan. Our services include: 

  • Development of governance structures 
  • Investment policy development
  • Asset mix review
  • Investment manager structure and search
  • Record keeper and custodian searches
  • Fee negotiations
  • Ongoing investment and recordkeeping monitoring 
  • Assessment of ESG practices
  • Fiduciary education

Pension Wellness Diagnostic

Our proprietary Pension Wellness Diagnostic undertakes a holistic analysis of all aspects of your governance and plan operations and provides an assessment of gaps or emerging issues with your program and investment portfolio. The Pension Wellness Assessment involves a review of all key aspects of the program and all key plan documents. The assessment includes a report assessing plan operations and identifying gaps. It also includes a meeting with the Investment Committee to review the findings. 

The Elegant Investment Solutions Competitive Advantage


Extensive Experience and Expertise

Our President, Colin Ripsman, brings 25 years of experience in all aspects of pension plans and investment, including:

  • Working with two investment consulting firms, consulting to a broad range of plans of all sizes
  • Working with two investment management firms, evaluating internal investment funds and designing investment funds for the market
  • Experience with DB, DC plans and not for profit portfolios
  • Unparalleled experience with DC plans, including plan design, assessment of recordkeeping platforms and the design and launch of an innovative Target Date Fund 

Strong Legal and Governance Expertise

 Our President, Colin Ripsman, has a law degree and extensive governance expertise, that can be used to review and negotiate documents and design and implement prudent and effective governance solutions.

Conflict Free Consulting

  • Elegant IS does not manage money or offer OCIO services that can create a conflict of interest with traditional consulting solutions
  • All Elegant IS revenues are generated from consulting assignments
  • Our sole revenue source is consulting

Lower Cost

Elegant IS operates with lower overhead than many of the larger investment consulting firms. We pass these lower costs on to our clients, in the form of lower billable rates and lower project fees.  

Fixed fee quotes are available in advance for most projects to allow for easier budgeting and better cost management