The types of securities available for your investment portfolio include stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds. Separately managed accounts, indices, option strategies, short-term assets, and annuities may also be used to optimize your portfolio. The process of asset allocation reduces overall investment risk, creates more reliable investment forecasts, and improves the risk/return profile of your portfolio.
Risk management is intended to minimize financial losses associated with risks to your health, family income, personal assets, savings and investments, and business. Some examples of risk are personal and professional liability, property loss, and catastrophic illness or disability.
In retirement planning, we evaluate your current financial standing and create an accumulation strategy that will help to ensure a desired retirement lifestyle. Because your retirement years can span decades, the plan should address ways to maximize growth and tax-efficient distributions.
Estate planning creates a master plan for the management of your property during life and the distribution of that property at death. For most people, estate planning will:
Give more control over your assets during life
Provide care when you are disabled
Allow for the transfer of wealth to whom you want, when you want, at the lowest possible cost
Tax planning considers the tax implications of individual, investment, and business decisions, usually with the goal of minimizing tax liability. Although decisions are rarely made solely on their tax impact, you should be aware of the costs in order to manage your finances effectively.
Business planning incorporates tax planning, risk management, and succession planning. It is imperative that your financial, tax, and legal professionals work together as a team. Our process coordinates the management of your business throughout its life cycle.