Auour Launches Instinct Family of Downside Protection Strategies on Integrated Advisors Network’s Platform

Building on Integrated’s ‘supported independence’ business model, Auour is providing an investment solution for advisors that want to upgrade to the next generation of downside protection.

March 11, 2019: Auour Investments announced that their Instinct© family of strategies is now available to advisors affiliated with Integrated Advisors Network (Integrated).  The Instinct family of strategies is built using low-cost, passively-based ETFs that strive to protect capital in times of duress without the need to sacrifice performance in rising markets.  With the Auour Regime Model (ARM©) at its core, the Instinct family will allow those advisors using Integrated’s platform to gain access to the next generation of downside protection.

Leveraging Integrated’s technology, financial advisors are now able to build complete investment solutions for their clients that are constructed on the premise of regime-based investing and offer responsiveness to the changing risk environments of the market. 

“We are excited to have Auour Investments available to our independent advisors” stated Michael Young, Integrated Advisors Network president.   Added Young “Their approach to portfolio management within a risk-controlled framework is an ideal fit for the advisory community that both Auour and Integrated serve.  We are excited to partner with Auour.”

Auour has been recognized as a leader and innovator in regime-based investing.  Since the Great Recession, many large institutional money managers have been adopting investment processes that adapt to the changing risk regimes within the market.  Auour believes that it is the first firm to bring the strategy to the individual.  Rooted in fundamental investing principles and extensively tested and deployed in proprietary algorithms, Auour’s strategies are driving the industry to focus on facets that have been found to drive investment performance: market participation, asset allocation, and cost.

“With our recent awards in innovation and forward-thinking within the investment space, we believe we offer a unique process that will benefit Integrated’s clients,” Ken Doerr, managing principal and head of quantitative investing at Auour, said.

Integrated Advisors Network is leading the transition to the next generation business model for advisors.  Advisors are increasingly asked to do more for less.  Integrated offers scalable resources through a dedicated partnership, enabling advisors to enhance their investment offerings, attract new clients, and accelerate business growth, while removing the business risks of operating an advisory practice.  Integrated provides a flexible environment to support advisors so they can do what they do best:  serve their clients.  

“With their focus on offering a complete solution for advisors, we are proud to be partners with the team at Integrated.  This represents the continued effort of Auour to broaden the reach of our award-winning strategies to fee-based advisors looking for low cost strategies that aim to reduce market exposure in times of duress,” stated Robert Kuftinec, managing principal of Auour.

About Auour

Auour Investments (pronounced ‘our’), an SEC-registered investment adviser, offers individuals, institutions, and financial advisors a range of investment strategies delivered through ETF-based portfolio construction techniques. Auour’s mission is to maximize Transparency, Trust, and Total Return by applying over six decades of collective experience within leading financial institutions. To learn more about Auour’s innovative approach to market risk detection, please go to

About Integrated Advisors Network

Integrated Advisors Network is a SEC-Registered Investment Adviser offering a “supported independence” business model to advisors who want to run their own business without bearing all of the cost and responsibilities associated with doing so. Through our strategic business alliances, we provide an integrated back office technology and services platform that allows advisors to establish their personally branded investment advisor practice, while leveraging the benefits of shared cost. We have created a unique and flexible environment that supports advisors during and after their transition to independence, and allows them to do what they do best: service their clients. Find out more about how Integrated Advisors Network can help define your future. For more information call 855-729-4222 or visit