“It’s Your Future. Let Us Help You Pursue It.”

Our Philosophy

Goals-Based Planning
We believe that a “goals-driven” retirement planning strategy, not “cash flow-based,” is appropriate for your long-term retirement needs.  We also believe the planning process should be interactive, empowering our clients to make informed decisions.

Cash Flow
We believe that clients need consistent, real cash flow, not just dividends and interest.

Capital Needs Analysis
We believe that “conservative assumptions” is misguided, if not dangerous.  By ignoring a probable source of income, the planning result would have to be a decision to invest more aggressively.

Tax Constraints
We believe that the goal of tax planning should be designed to help maximize after-tax returns, not to minimize taxes.

Active Versus Passive
We believe that the choice between active and passive management is not an either/or proposition.  We rely on both investment approaches when seeking to deliver results.

Asset Allocation
We believe that, for our clients, creating an asset allocation that focuses on your time horizon and risk profile is an essential component to long-term portfolio return.

Future Markets
We believe that future returns will be modest relative to historical returns and that diversification will remain important.  Further, market correlations have permanently increased and volatility will remain high.  As a consequence, we believe that coordinating with tax advisors to help manage expenses and taxes is paramount.

Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against loss. Stifel does not offer tax advice. You should consult your tax advisor regarding your particular situation.