With all we read about wirehouse brokers moving to the more consumer-centric independent registered investment advisor (RIA) business model it is rare that these brokers publically share their rationale for doing so. While they certainly must address the issue with clients a strict code of silence generally protects the wirehouse from any bad press.
Our goal is to help our clients make informed decisions with their money so they can make work optional and can focus on creating a quality of life that reflects their deepest values. Critical to that process is providing a consistently high level of service that meets the needs of individual clients.
Seventy-five percent of financial advisors believe they can beat the market using tactical asset allocation strategies that shift money among different investments in an attempt to time the market according to a recent Jefferson National su
As many of our clients know I have retained Allen Hamm of Superior LTC Planning Services Inc. to assist our clients with planning for long term care. Our clients who have utilized this service have given us high marks about the service its benefits and the experiece of working with Allen.
Although you may currently be focused on the looming deadline for filing taxes for 2011 we’ll soon find ourselves at the mid-point of 2012. Accordingly spring’s a great time to get your financial house in order with a mid-year checkup.
I’m disappointed to report that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently decided to put off implementing a key part of the Dodd-Frank Act: creating a fiduciary standard to govern all investment advisors who give financial advice.