Defined Outcome Investing
You’ve worked hard and saved hard. Whether you’re accumulating money for retirement or ready to retire, our investment advisory services use a powerful and proprietary investment process called Defined Outcome Investing.
In our opinion, your likelihood of success is significantly increased through a combination of institutional investments, specific objectives, and creating clear upside and downside parameters.
We arm our clients with best-of-breed, competitive, and strategically unique investment strategies.
We can help you understand and define your financial goals and then create a portfolio designed around your desired outcomes.
We invest according to your risk tolerance and timeline. Investments are chosen through a collaborative and educational process with zero pressure.
Many financial professionals can talk to you about your investments. That’s not hard to find. But not all financial professionals have access to the investment resources our team has.
Each investment strategy and money manager added to our platform passes a strict set of criteria prior to approval including, but not limited to:
- A semi-concentrated portfolio
- High active share
- Tax friendly management
- A fundamental, bottoms-up approach to investing
When you’re saving money for retirement, the primary objective is generally growing your money. If that’s your primary focus, we have powerful investment advisory services to assist you.
As you approach and transition into retirement, your objectives can easily become much more confusing. Generally, some money needs to be allocated for income and some for growth. Additionally, there are a variety of other opportunities to consider. For example, how will you pay for long-term medical expenses such as a nursing home or assisted living? How will you minimize taxes and not run out of money? How will you preserve and protect your capital during down markets?
We can help you understand and define your financial goals and then create an investment portfolio focused on the outcomes you want. This approach can be radically different than saving or investing money through a 401(k) or 403(b) at work.
- Understand the structure of your portfolio.
- Get visibility into the expenses of your portfolio.
- Discover the average turnover percentage of your funds.
- Analyze the performance and risk of your investments.
- Clearly see the credit quality of bonds you hold.
Our Institutional Partners
We’ve worked with hundreds of clients through up and down markets. This isn’t our first rodeo.
During downturns, our phone doesn’t ring off the hook with worried clients. Instead, clients are proactively invested according to their timeline (short-term, mid-term, and long-term) and risk tolerance. During retirement, your investments must also match your income plan, which describes where and when you’ll pull retirement income.
Some clients are very conservative and want to preserve and protect their assets at all costs. Some clients are more aggressive and want to pursue market gains, even if they take on more risk. As fiduciaries, we work with you to position your investments according to the outcomes you would like to work toward.
We’re not here to push our agenda, but rather to understand where you want to go and then give you a variety of investment or insurance solutions that may work for your specific situations. Our process is low-key, educational and collaborative.
While working, the primary goal with your investments is usually to accumulate retirement savings. As you transition into retirement, you may need to start spending your investments. This can be an emotionally difficult transition.
As we work with you, we help you understand where your income comes from and when. Strategically, we draw down certain assets before others, often for the tax benefits. We’ve found that those who save diligently during their working years value a team to help them plan for vacations, time with grandchildren and legacy planning.
Having worked with hundreds of families – many of them over multiple decades – we’ve found that a 401(k) simply doesn’t give most of our clients the necessary flexibility and choice they need through their retirement years. While a 401(k) is an excellent accumulation vehicle, an IRA opens myriad planning and investment options that are simply not available in a 401(k).
Here are transitions when moving from a 401(k) to an IRA might be advisable:
- When you leave a job or retire, consider transitioning your account to an IRA.
- While working, you may be able to do an in-service distribution from your 401(k).