Your investments are only as good as the goals they will help you achieve.
You could be planning for retirement, a college education, a legacy, maximizing returns, or any number of other goals, but the process remains the same. Our investment process starts by having an open and honest discussion with you so we can learn about your background and what you want to achieve. From there, your custom portfolio is built around your risk profile, tax situation, business assets, and strategic life plan. Our goal is to optimize your investments so that you can achieve your strategic life plan while minimizing any anxiety or stress from your investments.
The average investor lost ~1% per year in return due to behavioral mismanagement of their investments.1
From 1926 to 2016, the average investor in stocks and bonds lost ~2% per year of performance to taxes.2
Since 1926, inflation has cost investors about 3% of return per year.3
Working together, all facets of your strategic life plan are considered when designing your portfolio. Your portfolio will be clearly connected to the goals that you wish to achieve. Understanding this connection is crucial and allows you to make more informed decisions about your plan. Should I spend more in retirement now or later? Or do I need to save more for college? You will be able to make better informed decisions. A clear and comprehensive document called an Investment Policy Statement outlines your portfolio and the path towards your goals.
What have been the biggest obstacles to accumulating wealth so far?
Are you taking on more risk in your portfolio than you need to?
What kinds of long-term returns should you expect and, realistically, how close are you?
Are you confident about your future financial security?
Does your investment risk fit your return expectations?
Is your portfolio structured to minimize the impact of taxes?
Coordination of changing market conditions and changing life circumstances with your goals is a constant balancing act. When the world moves, we move with it. We dynamically rebalance your portfolio, not to a static allocation, but to a targeted budget to help you stay on track.
All of our relationships start with a meeting in which we get to know one another. There is no cost or obligation with many clients having plans in place and looking for a free second opinion. Please don’t hesitate in contacting us at 203.335.0851 and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
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