Do you have questions?
Below represents the answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.
For us, it all starts with the right relationship. As a direct result of what we do and the time commitment it takes, we cannot work with everyone. Our process always starts with a conversation to make sure that both parties are a good fit for each other’s services. From there the journey begins.
As independent advisors, we maintain flexibility in providing the optimal solution for clients through an open marketplace. We are not obligated by the products and services from a single organization or parent company.
Having both a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor, TailorMade has the ability to work with clients both on a fee and a commission basis. Each client’s needs are different. Maintaining the flexibility to best serve clients always comes first.
No, but we have sharp pencils and we are very familiar with our country’s tax laws. As part of our process, we intently focus on tax efficient planning strategies and coordinate the plan with our clients’ professional tax advisors to ensure that the tax strategies are integrated properly and that all team members are aligned with the rest of the plan.
No. However, in many cases, we act as a second set of eyes in the review of our clients’ personal legal documents. The ability to speak, understand and translate legalese often helps in making sure our clients and all members of the team are always on the same page. Local counsel is critical to the final steps in implementing a clients’ plan which is why we have established a healthy network of legal specialists around the country.
It is not about us, it is about you. Our investment advisory services are built around you. Markets will go up and down. While we can’t stop the market from doing what it does, we can play a significant role in preserving wealth by being tactical, defensive and adaptive when investing for our clients.
Planning is a perpetual process not an end. For some, today’s plan may represent exactly what you and your family want to happen. For others, something may have been lost in translation or overlooked in the preparation of your documents. Having plans tested is an important step in the process. After all, in life and in planning . . . the only constant thing is that things always change.
TailorMade realizes that some clients will need all our services and other may only need a few. We consider our depth and breadth of services to be a menu for clients to choose exactly what they need. We also understand that, over time, the needs of clients will likely change and different services may become more important at different stages of one’s life.
The ultimate goal of a succession plan is remarkably similar to an estate plan. First, you need to understand the value of your business, preserve the value for today and tomorrow, and then pass it forward intact.
Candidly, the moniker “The Advisor to the Advisor” answers it all. Our primary role is complementary to other advisors and their practice. Naturally, there are some items we can perform for our clients on our own, however, by definition, wealth management involves overlapping professionals and services that need to be coordinated. Providing solutions to complex challenges can often be simplified when all of a clients’ advisors (our team included) are all working together sharing one common goal.
The better questions to ask is . . . when is the last time your corporate attorney, personal attorney, CPA, investment advisor, or insurance agent met as a team to discuss your personal or professional financial objectives?
A communication strategy is an important part of a wealth management plan. While we cannot promise family harmony, we can promise to inform, support and facilitate the process as part of the larger team. We also believe the best and most durable decisions are made by clients and their families.