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.
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See November On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "Back on Track" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, explains that the equity markets are back on track for the kind of year he was expecting at the start of the 2015. While not spectacular, he says, the stock market’s 4% return for the year to date is more than respectable for the eighth year of the recovery since the Great Recession and the financial crisis.
• "Passing Through an Inflection Point" A run of soft economic data has some investors nervous about a global recession. Chetan Ahya and Elga Bartsch, co-heads of Morgan Stanley Global Economics, write that while the global recovery is bumpy, brittle and below par, they don’t expect a recession.
• "A Quest for Quality" While US stocks have largely recovered the ground lost in the August sell-off, don’t read it as an “all clear” signal, writes Lisa Shalett, head of investment and portfolio strategies for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Going forward, investors will need a different strategy.
Plus, look for more on equities and bonds, as well as a question-and-answer session with Afsaneh Beschloss, chief executive officer of The Rock Creek Group, hedge fund manager and former treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank.