"To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework."
– Warren Buffet
FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS
Customized Retirement and Investment Plans
- Define investment objectives, the appropriate risk level and other important issues.
- Determine if the goals are realistic given available assets, projected savings and time horizon.
- Prepare an Investment Policy Statement: the client’s expressed wishes about the major investment policies governing how the investments are to be managed.
- Construct the personal Investment Plan customized to the client’s unique situation.
- Establish the Asset Allocation policy.
- Select appropriate, cost-effective investments.
- Identify fees, commissions and other expenses.
- Describe and explain how the investment strategy works.
- Evaluate current investments and determine if expenses are reasonable.
- Assist with implementing the plan and placing orders where appropriate. Establish a routine for maintaining the plan, reviewing investment performance, rebalancing the portfolio and making necessary adjustments.
Investment Consulting Services
- Second Opinions / Portfolio and Strategy Analysis: Troubleshooting to identify serious risks, problem areas and unnecessary costs.
- Special Projects
GUIDANCE FOR TRUSTEES, CONSERVATORS AND OTHER FIDUCIARIES
- Investment plans and strategies for trustees, fiduciaries, guardians, executors, conservators, endowment funds and foundations.
- Investment strategies and recommendations to help decision-makers comply with the requirements of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA).
- Development of an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) that addresses the needs of all beneficiaries and documents the decision-making process.
- Educational meetings to explain the UPIA, the IPS and investment strategy to all parties.
- Second Opinions: review existing or proposed strategies for suitability, risks and costs.
FOR EMPLOYERS, RETIREMENT PLAN SPONSORS AND EMPLOYEE GROUPS
- Employee counseling and education
- Group seminars