Ask yourself: Will my money last as long as I do?
How can I adjust losing even more in the downturn?
How can I benefit when the economy finally start to improve?
The thought of changing financial advisors makes me uncomfortable. But how do Iknow if my current advisor is the best for me?
You may have had one or several of these reactions as economic downturns have occurred over the years. You might be asking what your next steps should be. Maybe you don’t have a financial advisor, or if you do, you might wonder if your current plan–or advisor–is really the best fit for you.
If you take good care of it, you’re more likely to have a healthy future. Even when you get advice from an experienced professional, whether a doctor or financial advisor, you sometimes can benefit from a second opinion. In today’s uncertain economy, a fresh perspective from KWM could be exactly the second opinion you seek.
Mitchell Kauffman, Managing Director at KWM has been
nationally recognized as only one of five financial advisors in the U.S. named to the Advisor Hall of Fame for 2010 by Research Magazine. This honor has been bestowed on only 100 advisors during its prior 20-year history.* We work to help clients pursue their goals and preserve their savings in challenging economic times.
At KWM, our mission is to provide clients with financial
confidence. Extraordinarily personalized, objective advice and management are the cornerstones of KWM, with over 35 years of experience helping clients work toward achieving their financial goals.
We combine the personalized communication and responsive service of an independent local practice with the
acclaimed resources of a renowned powerhouse—Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network—to provide provide what we believe is the best of both worlds. Our independence allows us to provide specific investment and/or insurance recommendations without any exclusive affiliations to sway our focus from keeping your needs first. It also allows us to take a comprehensive approach that views investments in the context of your overall financial picture.
Wonder what is the single most important aspect of portfolio performance? We believe it’s not timing the market or not even picking the “right” investments. Our belief is that Portfolio allocation is by far the most important determinant of portfolio performance.** We call this “portfolio balance.” Having proper balance, based on your unique needs, can help address risk and and attempt to take the buy-or-sell guesswork out of financial decisions.
Our client-centric process can objectively help diagnose your portfolio and identify where concentrations and gaps may exist, according to six criteria that are critical to investment health. We collaborate with you to develop and implement the plan most capable of addressing the concentrations and filling the gaps, in the most economical, tax-efficient manner. We then work together in an effort to manage results and make adjustments as needed.
A “second opinion” analysis from KWM is designed to give you a clear understanding of your financial picture. You should have a better foundation from which you can feel empowered to take control and make more-informed decisions, whether or not you choose to utilize our services in the future.
If you do choose KWM, we’re glad to assist you with the changing advisors to make the process as trouble-free as possible. Our advisory clients work with us on a percentage-of-assets fee (as opposed to transaction) basis, as we recommend what’s best for you***.
Despite market volatility and economic uncertainty, clients believe they can achieve their financial goals and enjoy a “Life Well Lived.”
* Advisors Hall of Fame: Inductees into the Advisor Hall of Fame have passed a rigorous screening, served a minimum of 15 years in the industry, acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrated superior client service, and have earned recognition from their peers and broader community.
** Financial Analysts Journal
*** Advisory accounts (fee-based) are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts and may not be suitable for all investors.
Keep in mind that there is no assurance that any strategy will ultimately be successful, profitable or protect against a loss.
Many people find that having a trusted independent advisor can provide financial confidence — by clarifying economic complexity, navigating through turbulent markets, and providing a buffer between them and changing times.
Discover how KWM’s extraordinarily personalized approach to investment planning and management can help you on the road to a Life Well Lived.