Actually I do manage over $150 milliion and i am in my 20th year doing in the business. See my post at the top of page 579. Equity returns have been poor and likely to get worse. Risk management at this point in the business cycle should take priority over growth. A 25% portfolio loss requires a 33% return to get back to even, a 50% loss requires 100% gain to get square.
Good luck if you wish to remain stubborn.