The Investment Advice Landscape
Many investment firms’ offerings are simple investment strategies that can be scaled quickly and marketed by salespeople that may have little investment industry education and experience. In short, their business model is to gather as many assets as possible using an investment process that is easy to replicate, regardless of its efficacy for clients.
It is tough to know what to do with your investments these days. Investors of all types are bombarded every day by the index behemoths, online trading outlets, and various brokerage firms. The index behemoths position themselves as inexpensive. The online trading outlets just want trades executed and assets. Neither has any personal interest in whether or not you meet your goals; they just don’t want you to take your assets away. Additionally, none of these three are bound to the fiduciary standard we are.
Thoughts About Investment Performance
Strategies underperform and outperform all the time. Investors that do well over time understand this. They give their strategies time to work and don’t panic when something doesn’t go well in the short-run.
Could We Be a Good Fit?
Would you like to discuss how we do things more specifically? Do you think you and your assets deserve more than the typical firm offers? Get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to talk and see if our philosophies align and we can add value. If we can't, we will let you know and suggest who we think is an appropriate provider for your needs.
Fees and Minimums
We are a boutique investment firm. The number of clients we engage is limited so we can provide our specialized services effectively. The minimum investment is $500,000.
|First $500,000||100 bps (1%)|
|$500,001-$2,000,000||63 bps (0.63%)|
|$2,000,001-$3,000,000||52 bps (0.52%)|
|$3,000,001-$4,000,000||41 bps (0.41%)|
|$4,000,000-$5,000,000||26 bps (0.26%)|
|Above $5,000,000||11 bps (0.11%)|
Additional value included in fee:
Advice on your employer's retirement plan, financial planning, and management of heirs’ investment accounts (management fees apply).
I went to graduate school because I thought I wanted a career in banking. After working in the investment division of a bank I realized banking was not for me, but I always had a love for capital markets. I still remember the day when I was eight years old, and my father taught me how to read the stock page in the newspaper.
- Born in Atlanta, GA
- Moved to Durham, NC, in 1973 and resides in Pinehurst, NC
- BBA, The University of Georgia - 1992
- MBA, Wake Forest University - 2000
- Industry Experience - 2004
- Contributed to various publications and previously hosted television show
- Sandhills Children's Center, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, Finance and Endowment Committee 2014-Present