Risk Management

With some foresight and critical thought, some risks that at first glance may seem unforeseen, can in fact be foreseen.

There are many types of risk: broad market risk, investment selection risk, interest rate risk, economic risk, credit or default risk, correlation risk, concentration risk, country specific risk, currency exchange risk … and personal liability risk. The identification, assessment, and prioritization of these risks are fundamentally important within any investment management strategy. Within our risk management process we analyze not only your investment portfolio risks, but also transferrable risks that can be catastrophic to your financial well-being. One needs to know where they are susceptible to these types of risks, and take action to mitigate those areas of exposure.

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Jun 24, 2024

What does a good retirement look like to you? Does it resemble the retirement that your spouse or partner has in mind? It is at least roughly similar? The Social Security Administration currently projects an average of 18 years for a retiring man and 21 years for a woman (assuming retirement at age 65). So, … Continue reading “Couples Retiring on the Same Page”

Jun 21, 2024

When you lose a spouse, partner, or parent, the grief can be overwhelming. In the midst of that grief, life goes on. There are arrangements to be made, things to be taken care of – and in recognition of this reality, here is a checklist that you may find useful at such a time. If … Continue reading “Estate Planning Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes”

Jun 17, 2024

Seventy-three is an important age milestone for those in or near retirement, as it marks the time when required minimum distributions (RMDs) begin to be withdrawn annually from IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans (previously, the threshold was 70 ½). The milestone carries with it tax consequences that are not fixed. Rather, there are a few … Continue reading “Optimizing Required Minimum Distributions”

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