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 September On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "Shaken, Not Stirred" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, says despite the US stock market’s recent fall, not much has changed to his outlook for growth and earnings, especially in the US. The extreme volatility, he explains, is a result of global rebalancing, which ultimately may lead to a more sustainable expansion.
• "Equities, the Dollar, Gas Price and Recession Risk" The US dollar is a headwind for equities, but oil prices could be a big plus for consumers and companies, explains Ellen Zentner, chief US economist for Morgan Stanley & Co. Also noteworthy is the fact that the firm’s economic models indicate a very low probability of recession.
• "The Value of Rebalancing" Markets can make a well-constructed portfolio go awry. Periodic rebalancing will bring the asset allocation back in line—and may even enhance returns.
Plus, look for more on equities and bonds, and a question-and-answer session with a veteran investment strategist who focuses on US stocks.