A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES to address your needs
We are well-equipped with the knowledge and services to address the financial priorities in your successful life – from managing your wealth to leaving a legacy for your loved ones.
MANAGING YOUR WEALTH
Our advisors offer comprehensive wealth management services that are designed to go far beyond just typical investment management to address every essential matter that money touches. It’s all in an effort to best serve you and your family, today and for every significant milestone along life’s journey.
In today’s often complex marketplace, even the most sophisticated investor is challenged to keep up and respond to changing conditions. By utilizing asset allocation strategies and carefully selected money managers across a diverse range of equity and fixed-income disciplines, our goal is to provide you with an institutional-quality portfolio designed to help achieve financial objectives.
Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit nor protect against losses.
Our objectives are to preserve your wealth, achieve a reasonable rate of return, and counter the erosive effects of inflation and taxes. We know that a proper asset allocation among cash, equity, fixed-income securities and alternative investments can be an effective way to pursue investment goals. We believe the formula for investment management should include the key components of skilled investment research, long-term planning and a well-managed professional relationship.
Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit nor protect against loss. Alternative Investments are not suitable for every investor. They involve substantial risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum net worth tests. There is no assurance that any investment will meet its investment objectives or that substantial losses will be avoided.
Preserving your wealth and maintaining your standard of living are among your highest priorities. Because people are living longer today, the possibility of spending 30 years in retirement requires careful planning and disciplined investing. We can create a plan for monthly distributions from your portfolio designed to preserve your principal. We can also assist you with longevity planning, required minimum distributions, income planning, tax strategies, proper account titling and beneficiaries, multigenerational wealth transfer, charitable giving, and asset protection and reallocation.
Credit, lending & cash management
Through Raymond James, investment accounts with check writing, online bill payment, and enhanced reporting is offered. We also can assist you in evaluating short-term interest-bearing instruments such as brokered certificates of deposit, and cash sweep options.
We can discuss your 401(k) options if you plan to change companies or exit the workforce. You typically have four options (and may engage in a combination of these options): Leave the money in your former employer’s plan, if permitted; roll over the assets to your new employer’s plan, if permitted; roll over to an IRA; or cash out the account value.
Both employer plans and IRAs typically involve investment-related expenses and plan or account fees. Investment-related expenses may include sales loads, commissions, the expenses of any mutual funds in which assets are invested and investment advisory fees. Plan fees typically include plan administrative fees (e.g., recordkeeping, compliance, trustee fees) and fees for services such as access to a customer service representative. In some cases, employers pay for some or all of the plan’s administrative expenses. An IRA’s account fees may include, for example, administrative, account setup and custodial fees.
PRESERVING YOUR WEALTH
Preserving your assets and managing risk take on added urgency when you’ve reached a certain level of wealth. Maintaining your standard of living, providing for your family, generating income with minimal tax consequences, and safeguarding your wealth against unexpected events are concerns that we address for you – so you can focus on enjoying your life.
Choosing the appropriate mix of asset classes can potentially help reduce portfolio volatility. We make asset allocation a key component of our investment strategy, selecting a mix of asset classes that reflects your financial objectives, timeline and risk tolerance.
There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Investing involves risk including the possible loss of capital. Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
Concentrated equity strategies
Family wealth is often concentrated in a single stock, either inherited or earned during a successful business career. If you’re in this situation, there are many options available beyond simply selling the stock. Although mitigating the risk of a concentrated equity position can be complicated, we can provide a variety of strategies that can hedge, monetize, diversify or transfer the position while managing the tax implications.
Insurance & annuities
Because insurance protects you from the unexpected, it plays a crucial role in your comprehensive financial plan. Raymond James provides a wide array of quality insurance alternatives, including life insurance, long-term care insurance and annuities. They can offer an important layer of safety for you, your family or your business.
We take a tax-sensitive approach to financial planning and work with you and your other professional advisors – accountants and tax attorneys – to help minimize the impact of taxes. By developing and implementing strategies designed to lessen or shift current and future tax liabilities, we can help improve your prospects for meeting your financial objectives. In addition to impacting your life today, prudent tax planning can play a large role in the amount of wealth you will be able to someday transfer to your heirs.
While we are familiar with the tax provisions of the issues presented herein, as financial advisors of Raymond James, we are not qualified to render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.
BUILDING YOUR LEGACY
When it’s finally time to leave this world, what do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered and who do you want to help? The wisest of people understand the impact of making their mark and making a difference. We can help you do just that. By collaborating with your tax and legal professionals, we can help develop a plan that is designed to enable you to maintain your lifestyle now while leaving a meaningful legacy long after you’re gone.
Whether it’s providing income for a spouse, educating children or grandchildren or leaving money to your favorite charity, proper estate planning can help ensure that your assets accumulated over your lifetime are protected and preserved for the use you have intended.
Giving cannot only help the organizations you choose, but can also generate personal tax benefits and advance your wealth management plan. We can help you with solutions that include private family foundations, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, pooled-income funds and donor-advised funds.
Through our affiliate Raymond James Trust, N.A., we offer a full array of trust structures, including charitable-giving tools that may also feature tax advantages. Whether your goal is to minimize estate taxes, provide for loved ones, or dictate how you want your wishes to be carried out, we can help.
Funding a child’s or grandchild’s higher education can be a personally rewarding use of your wealth. We can help you provide for this opportunity with investment vehicles such as 529 college savings accounts and specialized trust vehicles.
Earnings in 529 plans are not subject to federal tax and in most cases state tax, as long as you use withdrawals for eligible education expenses, such as tuition and room and board. However, if you withdraw money from a 529 plan and do not use it on an eligible education expense, you generally will be subject to income tax and an additional 10% federal tax penalty on earnings. An investor should consider, before investing, whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Such benefits include financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors. 529 plans offered outside their resident state may not provide the same tax benefits as those offered within their state.