Building a financial plan tailored specifically to you

We use a clearly articulated, understandable and substantial process to customize a plan and portfolio designed to reach the specific levels of return you need for meeting your short-, intermediate- and long-term goals. Here are the basic steps that outline the process.

Understand

First, we’ll build an understanding of your personal goals, current financial situation, investment experience and risk tolerance. We’ll help you clearly define and prioritize your goals and evaluate the appropriate level of risk. We believe that you should not be taking on more risk than you are getting compensated for, or than is absolutely necessary to meet your specific return objectives.

Design

Next, we will analyze what you’ve shared with us in order to design your plan. This step may include collaborating with your other professional advisors such as your accountant and lawyer. We present our recommendations to you, answer your questions, consider alternatives and outline the steps we need to take to implement your plan.

Implement

With your approval, we will execute your customized strategy using the extensive research and resources available to us through Raymond James. This involves the selection of specific account types, investment products and optional services, and the handling of all necessary paperwork.

Manage

We will reach out to you on a regular basis to discuss the progress you are making and the strategies that are appropriate due to changing market conditions. We will evaluate your investments to see if you are achieving the returns you need instead of just being compared to arbitrary benchmarks. We will also ensure that your changing life is in step with your investments and make certain that all of your needs are met promptly and efficiently.

An investment approach anchored in reason, not emotion

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the flurry of financial news and the predictions of Wall Street pundits. Whether it’s fear or euphoria, emotion can overtake rational behavior and cause many investors to over-react to the market’s inevitable peaks and valleys.

We focus on the financial plan, not on the day-to-day fluctuations of the market. Our goal is to remove irrational behavior from the investment equation by adhering to a disciplined endowment-style approach to investing, being proactive to your needs and attentive to your concerns – so you are free to focus on enjoying your comfortable and well-earned lifestyle.

 

Investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal.

Two Portland Square, 7th Floor //
P.O. Box 425 //
Portland, ME 04112 //
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