Between 1962 and 1973, NASA launched a series of
ten Mariner spacecraft missions to explore our solar system. As with a well diversified investment portfolio, each of these probes had a specific role to play in service to the greater goal.
The Mariner program’s accomplishments included our earliest visits to Mars, Mercury and Venus as well as sending a craft into the orbit of another planet for the first time. Our Mariner portfolio is meant to balance the need for capital preservation, current income and long-term growth with a 50% target allocation to fixed income and a 50% target allocation to stocks.