Accumulating for the future
Many of our clients are in their prime earning years—their 30s, 40s, and 50s. They have families and have acquired the long-term financial liabilities that accompany these commitments. Most love their work and have no desire to retire. But they can envision a day when they will wish to work less or work differently—to have more time for personal activities or perhaps set out in an entirely new direction.
Our first objective with these clients is to help them define and prioritize their essential dreams and goals. We subscribe to the idea that “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” Our goal is to accurately quantify the financial resources that will be required to make their dreams a reality and, just as importantly, design an investment and savings plan to successfully achieve these dreams.
Along the way, we help clients to understand and manage the obstacles and financial risks that might lie in their path. We monitor their progress towards their goals as we go, revising as conditions and needs evolve. Defined simply, this process is Financial Planning.
A major part of financial planning involves selecting appropriate Investment Management. Growth is typically a primary objective for clients who are accumulating for the future. But growth can mean different things for different investors, depending on their investment time horizon and an individual’s tolerance for volatility.