All client partnerships begin with a conversation so that we can develop a full understanding of how best we can help you. Your personal relationship manager will work with you to discover your investment and lifestyle goals, your riskThe probability that an investment will decline in value in the short term, along with the magnitude of that decline. Stocks are often considered riskier than bonds because they have a higher probability of losing money, and they tend to lose more than bonds when they do decline. comfort level and any other information relevant to crafting your custom-tailored wealth management plan.
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Once we’ve discussed and come to an agreement on your personal investor profile, we consider the best way to allocate your assets between stocksA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company., bondsA financial instrument representing an IOU from the borrower to the lender. Bond issuers promise to pay bond holders a given amount of interest for a pre-determined amount of time until the loan is repaid in full (otherwise known as the maturity date). Bonds can have a fixed or floating interest rate. Fixed-rate bonds pay out a pre-determined amount of interest each year, while floating-rate bonds can pay higher or lower interest each year depending on prevailing market interest rates. and cash to provide a risk-managed road map to your goals.
With a preliminary asset allocation plan in hand, we then build your portfolio from the bottom-up using our preferred actively managed mutual funds, index funds, exchange-traded fundsA type of security which allows investors to indirectly invest in an underlying basket of financial instruments (these may include stocks, bonds, commodities or other types of instruments). Shares in an ETF are publicly traded on an exchange, and the price of an ETF’s shares will fluctuate throughout the trading day (traditional mutual funds trade only once a day). For example, one popular ETF tracks the companies in the S&P 500, so buying a share of the ETF gets an investor exposure to all 500 companies in the index. or individual bondA financial instrument representing an IOU from the borrower to the lender. Bond issuers promise to pay bond holders a given amount of interest for a pre-determined amount of time until the loan is repaid in full (otherwise known as the maturity date). Bonds can have a fixed or floating interest rate. Fixed-rate bonds pay out a pre-determined amount of interest each year, while floating-rate bonds can pay higher or lower interest each year depending on prevailing market interest rates. investments.
A final step before we share your proposed portfolio with you is to present it to our Portfolio Review Committee, made up of members of our relationship, operations, research and investment teams, who closely go over your information once again to ensure it is personalized to your needs.
When we are confident that we have a comprehensive plan for your portfolio, we send you our proposal, which outlines how we’d invest your money. Together we’ll go over every detail of our proposal and ensure that you understand and are satisfied with your personal strategy.
An accepted proposal is just the beginning of the services and support we’ll provide. Our goal is to relieve you of the worry and burden of managing your account yourself while providing best-in-class customer service. As a client, you can expect regular communication with our views on the markets and your investments, access to timely reports on investing and financial planning topics, and constant monitoring of your portfolio by our relationship, investment and operations teams.
Our first—and most important—step is getting to know you. Your personal relationship team will work with you to develop a full understanding of your financial needs and goals—as well as your passions, values and aspirations.
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