The Advisory Process

Step 1. Starting the Conversation

Our first meeting has a simple agenda: its purpose is to get to know each other better. We learn about you, your personal situation, and what you want your wealth to accomplish. We share information about our team, our process-oriented discipline, and answer any of your questions.

Our goal is to earn your trust and confidence so that we can help you to plan for and work towards your future hopes and dreams.

Step 2. Define Goals and Priorities

Through a series of conversations, we take a collaborative approach to uncovering the details of your situation. As we discuss your past investment experience along with your priorities for the future, an outline develops for your long-term and short-term goals. This discovery process allows us to create a customized investment plan for you and your family.

In this step of the process, we define your financial objectives, the amount of risk you feel comfortable assuming, and your expectations.

Step 3. Create and Implement Strategy

Next, we assess your overall financial picture and develop a clearly defined plan for pursuing your objectives. This strategy helps guide the selection of investments and the best mix of asset classes for your investment needs.

As we present our recommendations, we identify investment strategies that can best meet your goals.

Step 4. Monitor Life Cycle Changes

Through frequent communication, we stay apprised of the twists and turns in your life. As your life changes, investments decisions are reviewed and adjusted accordingly. Our personalized approach to wealth management means that we are here for you and can walk you through any necessary adjustments to your strategy.

Advisory accounts are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be appropriate for all investors. 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, including fees and expenses. The minimum account size for Advisory Programs varies.