Divorce

CDFA™ - Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®

Getting your affairs in order during a divorce is made easier with the help of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®). This certification emphasizes the analyst’s ability to aid you in financial decisions and work with you and your attorney toward a settlement that fully addresses your long-term needs. By utilizing proprietary software and specialized knowledge, CDFA® professionals can help determine the short- and long-term financial impact of a settlement. They are able to create, analyze and forecast various scenarios to outline a fair settlement that will help protect your interests and potentially keep costs low and reduce the time it takes to work through a divorce.

Why should you work with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®? When working with a CDFATM professional, it means you are working with an advisor who understands the financial complexities you will experience during a divorce and will empower you to make educated decisions through the process which, in turn, can help save you time and money down the road. They can not only help you with decisions that need to be made for the short term, but also help forecast the long-term effects of the divorce settlement, including details of tax liabilities and benefits. Don’t forget, CDFATM professionals are financial advisors too. With the training, knowledge and experience as a financial advisor, they can help you make the most of the divorce settlement by reassessing your investments and financial plan to ensure it’s aligned with your short- and long-term goals.

We are well-versed in the singular challenges faced by endowments and nonprofits, and understand the responsibilities required to manage significant assets, while adhering to your organization’s mandate. We also understand the importance of your work and your desire to uphold your foundation’s mission in the years to come.

Our team serves as an extension of the investment committee and provides critical support in helping to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities. We help our clients implement strategies designed to effectively manage their portfolio, stewardship duties and spending policy needs.

Through tactical asset allocation, we develop adaptable portfolios that seek to meet the objectives of your Investment Policy Statement. Our advisors tap into our extensive resources and conduct objective research to find investment opportunities that we believe are worthwhile, align with your values and contribute to the sustainability of your foundation.

Our relationship with you and your organization is ongoing, and we are diligent in reviewing and rebalancing portfolios to help ensure they stay consistent with your long-term goals. We’re as deeply invested in your foundation’s success as you are.

Services Include

  • Due Diligence and Research
  • Selection of Institutional-Class Managers
  • Investment Policy Statement Review
  • Portfolio Management and Rebalancing
  • Spending policy needs, portfolio reviews and stewardship documentation
  • Knowledgeable support and guidance on regulatory standards

Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investing involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss regardless of strategy selected. Rebalancing a non-retirement account could be a taxable event that may increase your tax liability.