Our Process

We believe that the most important way for us to help you stay disciplined, focused and on track is our comprehensive wealth advisory process. This process is designed to uncover your full range of financial needs, from wealth creation to wealth protection to preserving your legacy — and create a plan to help get you there.

Financial Planning Process

Our Comprehensive Wealth Advisory Process

Step One: Discovery

One of the most important components of any successful advisory relationship is truly understanding who you are as a person. With our Discovery Process we focus on what is most important to you, both financially and personally. We will look at all the major aspects of your financial life, including your specific values and goals as well as your time horizon, income and liquidity needs and ability and willingness to take risk. Together, we will define your personal definition of financial success and work with you to translate this into prioritized goals. As part of this step, we will also make a “Mutual Commitment” to working together and putting your plan in place.

Step Two: Analysis

In order for us to thoroughly understand your situation, we will take a comprehensive inventory of your current financial position, including strengths as well as any gaps or weaknesses. We will analyze the effectiveness, composition and expenses of your existing portfolio, and study specific items for action to make sure that your goals and financial situation are aligned.

Step Three: Development

Based on our analysis, we will develop a long-term wealth plan focused on getting you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. Through this process, we will address any items that need clarification, and make alterations based on any additional information. We think that an open, honest dialogue about your financial needs, beliefs, expectations, and concerns is critical to any successful advisory relationship.

Step Four: Implementation

The next step is the implementation of your plan. In addition to creating your investment portfolio we will work with a team of financial professionals to address all of the non-investment action items we’ve identified. You will receive an Investment Policy Statement (IPS), outlining your plan and identifying the various responsibilities and accountability processes.

Step Five: Monitoring

Your plan will be dynamic rather than static. We’ll make our Discovery Process part of our ongoing meetings, so that your plan always reflects your life. We will continue to monitor your plan closely and provide you with clear and concise reporting.

In addition, as financial markets rise and fall, your portfolio’s exposure to stocks, bonds, cash and other investments will tend to fluctuate as well. Through periodic rebalancing we will make sure your portfolio maintains its target allocations. This helps control the level of risk in your portfolio and minimizes emotional decision making.