Our Values

THE CODE OF ETHICS

Members of CFA Institute must:

  • Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect and in an ethical manner with the public, clients, prospective clients, employers, employees, colleagues in the investment profession, and other participants in the global capital markets.
  • Place the integrity of the investment profession and the interests of clients above their own personal interests.
  • Use reasonable care and exercise independent professional judgment when conducting investment analysis, making investment recommendations, taking investment actions, and engaging in other professional activities.
  • Practice and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner that will reflect credit on themselves and the profession.
  • Promote the integrity and viability of the global capital markets for the ultimate benefit of society.
  • Maintain and improve their professional competence and strive to maintain and improve the competence of other investment professionals.

We put our clients first

We are fiduciaries and have one source of revenue - our clients.  We have no separate agreements, no commissions or conflicts of interest.

We are comprehensive in our approach

We focus on our clients' entire financial well-being, by understanding their entire financial picture. Real assets, concentrated positions, closely-held businesses - we factor these into our plans and we'll stress test them as well in our analyses.

We build relationships that cover generations

When we build a relationship, we want it to be multigenerational. Over our team's 20-year history, we've managed the affairs for many of our clients' children, and become their advisors as well.

Our approach is planning-driven

We believe that the best way to determine the appropriate investment portfolio for a client is through an in-depth analysis of their unique needs.

We only invest for the long term

Our goal is to achieve the best returns by focusing our attentions on long term trends, rather than being distracted by the short term fluctuations of the market. 

We manage each client's portfolio separately

Because every client's cash flow and tax situation is unique, every portfolio must be unique. Rigid application of models can seriously diminish portfolio returns, while customization can be achieved to enhance them. 

We focus on quality and value

Brand names matter. Cash flow and earnings ratios really do determine the attractiveness of stocks and bonds. Broad diversification only makes sense if you can make an attractive return off the various components of the portfolio.

We seek to control costs and reduce taxes

An inefficient approach to either can have a substantially negative impact on your returns and our performance.

We maintain close communication with our clients

Properly managing private wealth requires an ongoing dialogue. Leveraging technology is a source of our pride, but noting beats old fashioned in-person meetings and telephone calls.