What We Do

We provide comprehensive, holistic advice and services for wealth planning and management to individuals and families. Our services are advisory-based.  Client accounts are assessed an annualized fee based on the value of their portfolio.  This fee is billed to the accounts quarterly. The cost is determined by the amount of assets under management and by the type of investment solutions recommended. The specific costs to be charged is communicated after it is determined that our services and approach are a good fit for the client’s needs and before any charges are made.

We know a well-defined process is the cornerstone of successful planning.

Our work is based on process – never product. At the foundation of the client’s relationship with our team is a comprehensive, integrated investment plan that we update regularly. We create this personalized plan by guiding you through a disciplined process that includes a detailed discussion of goals and objectives, taking inventory of current assets and liabilities, analyzing the existing investment portfolio and investment objectives, and developing a thorough assessment of risks and exposures.

Professionally managed portfolios are designed to support each client in achieving their goals. Each investment portfolio includes a balance of varying asset classes to reflect the client’s specific investment objectives, tolerance for risk, and time horizon. Our investment approach includes making recommendations for appropriately managed professional portfolios that seek to optimize risk-adjusted returns.

We know taxes matter.

We also provide investment strategies and solutions specifically designed for taxable portfolios. These strategies and solutions are intended to reduce realized capital gains and income relative to non-tax-managed portfolios. There is an emphasis on tax-advantaged income and on strategies to harvest losses to offset potential realized gains – minimizing distributions to the shareholder.  The objective is to help you keep more of what you earn.

Additionally, we collaborate with our clients’ tax and legal professionals to help insure investment decisions are made in context with their tax and estate planning needs in mind.

We know the best plans need to be flexible and resilient.

When life goals change with time or as fluctuating market conditions alter the plan's results, our planning process offers the flexibility to make adjustments as necessary.

This process also offers clients an effective way to identify highest-priority goals and develop an investment plan designed to deliver the wealth needed to live their desired life. Instead of tracking each portfolio’s performance against a standardized index (such as the S&P 500), we monitor progress toward achieving goals based on a customized strategy. It includes:

  • Identifying what is important and helping prioritize financial goals.
  • Coordinating and integrating cohesive solutions for financial affairs including tax strategies and existing wills and liabilities.
  • Creating a well-balanced, diversified portfolio based on objectives, risk tolerance, and time horizon.
  • Monitoring results within the plan, reviewing changes in circumstances and adjusting strategy as necessary based on each situation.

Advisory services are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be suitable for all investors.  There is a minimum fee per calendar quarter to maintain this type of account.  During periods of lower trading activity, your costs might be lower if our compensation was based on commissions.  Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services.  The minimum account size for these programs is $25,000 to $200,000.

Wells Fargo Advisors and its affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state.