Becoming a client
At Assante, we make sure you have all the information you need before making the important decision of choosing a financial advisor. We provide all prospective clients with a detailed advisor profile, explanation of our services, and a company overview that explains the advantages we offer to our clients. We listen to your goals and dreams, evaluate your current financial situation, then formulate a plan to help you meet those goals. In the end, you will have a plan that addresses all of your needs by providing the most effective solutions for you and your family.
In theory, we customize financial solutions for corporations, high net worth individuals, and families. In real life, we take care of people. To learn more about the benefits of being an Assante client, take a closer look at our customized approach below and an overview of the client profile we typically work with, or Contact us at your convenience for a private consulation.
Our approach is unique, client oriented rather than product based, structured, disciplined, optimizes your tax position, is focused on the risk management of your global portfolio and takes a long-term view of performance. It is a customized integrated wealth management strategy and not a pre-packaged plan. Our objectivity and the fact that we don't have any sales quotas ensures that we are only accountable to our clients. We are able to employ all the tools without restriction. Our emphasis is on relationship and risk management. We will make sure that we control the costs and have a structured approach and not a flavor-of-the-month portfolio. We do not use a back view mirror but focus on the long-term wealth enhancement of our clients. This is how we add value to our client relationships. You can be assured that your affairs are treated in a very confidential fashion. Proper business ethics are always at the forefront and our easy going sincere but professional approach will facilitate the delegation of your financial affairs in a win-win relationship based on mutual trust. Think of us like your family doctor. He knows a lot about you and medicine in general. He will coordinate all aspects of your health and will draw upon the detailed knowledge of specialists (an oncologist for example) when needed. We take care of your "financial" health, making sure you are heading in the right direction by drawing on the expertise of professionals such as notaries, lawyers, and CA accountants when needed.
Our first meeting provides an opportunity to explore whether our approach is a good fit with your situation. We will ask questions about your financial goals and what is important in your life. This includes a review of your balance sheet, current cash flow, estate and family situation.
Before we develop a strategy, we must have a thorough understanding of your situation. We will perform a comprehensive review of information relevant to your finances. You’ll sleep better at night knowing that we’ve organized your financial affairs and taken care of important financial issues such as ensuring you are not overpaying taxes, asset allocation analysis, financial goal projections and estate planning review.
In our second meeting we will present a written summary covering many aspects of your current situation and a series of recommendations on how to achieve your objectives. This will be followed up with discussions and action plans to implement the appropriate solutions, at your discretion.
Sound financial management is a continuous process. We will meet with you to review and revise your plan, ensuring we are always on top of your financial situation. You can have the best plan put in place but if it sits on the shelf gathering dust, it is not worth the paper it is written on. Our goal is to inform, educate and coach you towards financial success and security.