Individual investments and the markets fluctuate over time, and as our clients' personal wealth manager we are proactively guiding them. This involves collaboration between our team, our client, and their outside professionals such as their accountants and attorneys.
Maintaining the trust and confidence of our clients is a high priority. That is why we have created and implemented steps, processes, and systems to safeguard and protect our client's information and privacy.
We want to add convenience to our clients' lives and many of our services are designed to do just that. Whether working in tandem with your other advisors or providing comprehensive planning services, we’re on your team and offer simplicity and clarity to you.
As our client's dedicated investment manager we are committed to customizing a personal strategy for each individual while adhering to our proactive, disciplined approach.
Our clients worked hard for their wealth. Through our comprehensive wealth planning, we will design and manage a plan that benefits you but also the people and causes you cherish.
Investing and financial planning is more than what our clients make, it's what they keep. Our planning and investment strategies focus on minimizing unnecessary taxes.
“The essence of investment management is the management of risk, not the management of returns”
– Benjamin Graham
Yes. As a fiduciary, it is an investment adviser’s responsibility to provide fair and full disclosure of all material facts and to act solely in the best interest of each of our clients at all times. We have a fiduciary duty to all clients. Our fiduciary responsibility is considered the core underlying principle for our Code of Ethics and the foundation for Brian starting the firm.
Brian and his team love working face-to-face with individuals and families within our Petaluma community and surrounding areas. Many are dealing with a life-changing financial event that is exciting but stressful. These include:
Our typical managed account has a minimum of $750,000. Although most of our clients have entrusted us to manage well over $2 million of their wealth, we are dedicated to providing the same outstanding advice and investment management services to the families within our community, regardless of account size.
Our responsibility is to be your financial coach and partner – to sit on the same side of the table as you. If you benefit, we benefit. If you have setbacks, so should we. With this mindset, we have structured our firm to be “Fee-Only,” not fee-based, and do not collect any trading or sales commissions. We also filter out exorbitant and unnecessary costs commonly found within the financial industry. Our fees are based simply on a percentage of the money you have entrusted us to manage.
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No, as an Independent Firm, we decided long ago that our job is to focus all our attention on being the advisor, and our client accounts should be held and protected by a recommended custodian. Considering this, our firm has an arrangement with Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. to custody our Private Client Group client accounts. Through our ongoing due diligence and considering a wide range of factors for the best interest of our clients, we determined that Schwab provides the most advantages when compared to other available providers and their services. Click here to learn more.
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