What is important to you?
As you consider life-altering decisions such as a career change, retirement, real estate investments or transferring ownership of a family business, a comprehensive wealth management strategy becomes an integral aspect of the decision-making process. What is important as you experience significant milestones will likely change and adapt, as should your financial strategy.
What is wealth management and what does it include?
Beyond focusing exclusively on investments, true comprehensive wealth management incorporates many factors of your complete financial picture, such as risk management, credit and liquidity needs, estate planning strategies and charitable giving – essentially any decision involving finances that impact your life.
With the Phelps Group, your needs are the priority of our business. Investments are merely one aspect of an extensive wealth management approach. By utilizing our in-depth experience and industry knowledge, we work closely with our clients to develop and implement a customized wealth plan which recognizes your overall goals and relevant time frame to realize them.
A primary component of the culture at The Phelps Group stems from our ongoing communication with clients. We understand that successful relationships extend well beyond providing information, ideas and strategies. With regularly scheduled calls, relevant client events as well as community outreach, we strive to create relationships that extend beyond your financial needs.
Whenever the S&P 500 experiences a 1% move (up or down), The 1% Move posted under Investing & Market Insights, will provide guidance. Whenever you have questions about market activity, please contact us.
See October On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "Testing, Testing" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, says market corrections typically retest their first bottom about two months later—and that is what’s probably happening now.
• "Cycle Slower, Not Over" There’s ample evidence that global growth is slowing, and Morgan Stanley & Co. economists have lowered their 2015 and 2016 forecasts. Nonetheless, they still see growth, not recession.
• "MLPs Face a Perfect Storm" Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are down about 35% for the year to date on a perfect storm of investor concerns about MLPs’ volume of business, low energy prices and uncertainty about interest rates.
Plus, look for more on equities and bonds, as well as a question-and-answer session with an investment strategist who argues that “people are too cynical” about the economy and then offers a new growth paradigm.