48 years old
Control and confidence in her own finances
Heather had been putting off dealing with her finances for months. After going through an emotional divorce, the thought of organizing her numerous accounts sounded too overwhelming. She knew she needed to take control of her own finances, but she wanted to work with someone who really understood her. She wanted a team who could create an investment plan catered specifically to her new financial needs.
THE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
$10 million endowment fund
15 years in existence
Investment strategy to make current and future spending levels last
The Country Day School prided itself on its steady stream of income. However, they began to realize that its frequent changes in leadership were causing significant inconsistencies in how its money was managed. What would happen if their income came to a halt? The Board of Directors had a common monetary goal, yet they lacked a strategy to achieve it. The Board of Directors was tired of crossing its fingers each quarter awaiting the performance report of its investment portfolio.
CARL AND EILEEN
53 and 50 years old
Efficient, transparent, long-term investment strategy
Successful lawyers Carl and Eileen had been accumulating and preserving their wealth since they began working. For years, they’ve used Carl’s financial advisor from a big brokerage firm. However, recently they began to feel they lacked any personal connection with him. They also felt like they were paying a lot of additional fees, which they began to realize add up over time.
62 years old
Smooth transition into retirement
Ensure his wife is provided for
Chris has been working in finance for 30 years and wants to retire. His wife, Hannah, spends her time volunteering now that their two children have moved out of the house. Although Chris works in finance and has a good understanding of the financial markets, he is unsure about how best to handle his transition into retirement. He wants to be smart with money.
42 years old
Head of Household Finances
Provide for her children
Quality of life for aging mother
Protect late father’s estate
Janet is a multi-tasker. As a sister to three and a mother of two, Janet understands the importance of having a financial cushion. Her husband runs his own company and has little time to focus on the family’s finances. Her father passed away and her aging mother would like to transfer as much of her husband’s estate onto her children, Janet included.
Sun Valley Law Associates
$38 million retirement plan
90 plan participants
Increase retirement plan participation
For years, the CFO of a growing law firm had been largely in charge of the firm’s retirement plan. The plan’s investment committee, made up of the CFO and a few attorneys at the firm, shared a fiduciary duty in managing the plan’s assets. The committee worked directly with their plan provider to help select investment options for the 401k.