More than investments alone
We take a holistic approach to your complete investment strategy. Most important is what we learn about you: what you value, the life you want to have for you and your loved ones, your vision of the future. These “soft” goals help us to determine “hard” figures such as the level of current income and liquidity required, your time horizon and tax considerations.
Clifford Swan views investment opportunities through the lens of wealth preservation (adjusted for inflation) and long-term results. Every portfolio we manage is judged by how well it delivers against your specific goals.
With your approval, we will gladly work with your other advisors, including tax and estate professionals, to gain a complete picture of your current assets. All we’ve learned is applied to the creation of your investment portfolio, and how you plan to use it. Only in this way can we build a truly personalized strategy.
Advice that goes well beyond investments
Working with other professionals
Educating family members
The responsibility of wealth is not automatically passed on with wealth itself. Like any skill—from learning to drive to practicing a profession—responsible management of personal wealth requires education. That can take place by learning from mistakes, or it can take place proactively, wisely and responsibly.
We offer both informal and formal education to the next generation—or any family member—to whom you will be endowing substantial wealth. We host events and webinars on specific subjects. Sometimes as simple as a meeting over coffee, our educational opportunities are always grounded in the reality of your particular situation. We know firsthand that the subject of finances can be fraught with emotion; but we have also seen that open discussion of this difficult subject goes a long way to fostering healthy family relationships.