Whether it’s a plan for a family to use in pursuit of important financial goals or retirement dreams, or a strategy to be used by an organization in order to meet critical investment obligations, we use a detailed process, combined with our use of financial forensics, to provide a disciplined way to identify and map a detailed strategy for moving forward.
Using financial forensics, we identify and document the details we’ll use as the foundation for your plan. Through this first step we will build a clear understanding of what your goals are, what your current financial situation looks like, and your investment experience and risk tolerance. As part of our discussions, we also make you aware of our capabilities and explain how strategies we put together can help you meet your objectives.
We will analyze what you’ve shared with us in order to design your plan. This step has many facets as we start with a broad look and work our way deep into the details.
For individuals, this step may include collaborating with your other professional advisors such as your accountant and lawyer. This helps ensure no stone is unturned in regard to your financial life, and that your plan will work for you in a cohesive way.
For institutions, this step can include the thoughtful selection of asset classes and allocation appropriate for your institution and investment policy. We also identify the need for active versus passive investing and look at specific considerations like spending policies.
When complete, we will present you with our recommendations, answer your questions, consider alternatives and outline the steps we need to take for implementing your plan.
With your approval, we execute your customized strategy using the extensive research and resources available to us through Raymond James. This involves the rigorous analysis and selection of specific account types, investment products and services best suited for your situation. During this step we also handle all the necessary paperwork to move your plan forward.
Once your plan is implemented, we continually monitor its progress relative to your defined objectives. This is key in helping ensure your goals and investments are aligned.
For individuals, we’ll provide ongoing reporting of your account activity and conduct periodic reviews. We will proactively – and consistently – suggest changes as your life evolves and investment opportunities change. Though we will know you well, we’ll still depend on you to let us know of significant changes in your life so we can adjust your plan as needed to help keep you on track to meet your goals.
For institutions and organizations, we monitor your investment plan and provide ongoing support. This includes everything from performance reporting and research to due diligence and education for fiduciaries. We’re here for all the aspects of institutional consulting and plan management.