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 January On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "2015: The Great Rebalancing Act" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, sees a global rebalancing this year that should lead to broader economic and earnings growth, including an acceleration in Europe, Japan and several emerging markets. He is still bullish on US equities, but even more so on stock markets in Europe and Japan.
• "The US Economy: Are We There Yet?" The US is in the midst of a tepid cyclical pickup in aggregate demand, writes Vincent Reinhart, chief US economist for Morgan Stanley & Co. Lower energy costs should help boost economic activity in the near term, and fiscal policy is becoming a bit more supportive of growth.
• "Volatility … It’s Back!" The Federal Reserve’s unconventional Quantitative Easing (QE) policy of the past five years kept market volatility in check. Now that QE is over, volatility is picking up. Here are some ideas for investors on how to deal with market swings.
• Plus, look for more on US and global equities, fixed income investments, commodities and real estate.