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More than ever before, wealthy individuals hold a wide range of complex securities in numerous accounts with various managers. Keeping track of the what, who and—most importantly—the why is getting harder and harder. Here’s how we will help.

Investment Policy Statement

Institutions and sophisticated investors have long used Investment Policy Statements as a systematic way to organize and evaluate their assets, risk exposures and goals. For individuals, an Investment Policy Statement also helps ensure that all investments collectively reflect a client’s tax realities and estate plans. The key to a successful Investment Policy Statement is that it looks at all holdings and makes sure the goals of investments in numerous locations are coordinated into a larger picture. We work with each client to create his or her Investment Policy Statement because we believe the process of creating it fosters serious, meaningful discussions every investor should have. Having an Investment Policy Statement which looks holistically at all your assets is considered a best practice. We will work with you to create one, and review it with you annually.

Consolidated Reports

We provide our clients with reports showing all their assets and transactions, not just those invested with us. This gives them the ability to look at their net worth holistically—not account by account. Having this high level view, and the detail to back it up, is a powerful tool which helps ensure that our clients remain on track to meet their objectives.

  • Consolidated Tax Reports show each tax lot, across managers, providing clients and their tax advisors with the information they need to maximize their tax strategies across all accounts.
  • Consolidated Asset Allocation Reports help clients monitor their exposures to different asset classes and risks across managers. This holistic view brings our clients’ total net worth into clear focus, facilitating on-going review and adjustment.
  • Total Fee Analysis identifies all the costs clients are paying to have their assets managed across all accounts. The number is often surprising and in this era of lower market expectations, hidden costs and fees can reduce total investment returns dramatically. That’s why we emphasize that clients should always know what they are paying, why and to whom. This report helps.
  • Performance Reports are calculated after-fee and can also be viewed after-inflation. Our consolidated performance reports also track the returns of your entire liquid net worth—not just the portion you have entrusted to us, helping to answer the difficult question, “How am I doing, overall?”
Quarterly Strategy Updates

We provide a quarterly written report highlighting our investment outlook, a review of the markets, economic insights, comments on your investments and your performance. Additionally, we will send you articles, market updates and white papers on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide you with the thought leadership and insights you require to stay informed and involved.