Our Personalized Approach

Laying the Foundation

Knowledge is the foundation of thoughtful recommendations. We begin by gaining a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ priorities, lifestyle, goals, and personal balance sheet.  This process includes written documentation of what we learn, which serves as a helpful tool for the ongoing development of a plan.

Developing a Wealth Plan

Upon gaining a full and clear understanding of our clients’ objectives and financial position, we develop recommendations for each aspect of a wealth plan. We facilitate and guide the communication of recommendations with extended family and advisors to achieve agreement and understanding on the implementation of the wealth plan.

Implementing and Monitoring

Once recommendations are agreed upon, we facilitate all implementation including collaboration with attorneys, accountants, insurance brokers, and any other member of our clients’ professional advisory team.  We share the results regularly to provide real-time adjustments to past planning and develop new recommendations, as appropriate, for evolving priorities.

Our Services

Asset Management

Asset Management

Asset allocation of all family assets, including closely held businesses and illiquid assets

Management and oversight of plan development

Manager selection

Customized aggregated performance reporting

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Prepare executive summaries of past legal, accounting, and financial plans for each family member, trust and entity to support the establishment of objectives

Integrate past planning with current strategies to enhance after-tax investment performance including income, estate, and gift tax considerations

Consider business succession planning to align personal financial plans with business operations

Participate in pre-sale planning of the family business to optimize family receipt of sales proceeds

Professional Service

Professional Service

Trustee: Serve as trustee or support a family’s individual trustee(s)

Personal Representative: Serve as personal representative or support a client’s individual personal representative

Chief Investment Officer: Act as CIO for all family, business, and trust assets regardless of where invested

Financial Education: Customize content and sessions to enhance financial knowledge of all generations

Administrative Support

Administrative Support

Coordinate all professional advisors to eliminate duplication and enhance collaboration

Perform accounting and bill payment functions for families and family businesses

Organize/Facilitate family meetings including meeting logistics, agendas, meeting material, and minutes

Coordinate payroll and Human Resource services for household employees