The Investment Process

Recognizing that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to investing, Alan begins with a thorough assessment of current and future financial needs.  He takes the time to understand personal goals, investment history, and risk tolerance.  His evaluation provides direction toward a four-step investment process: 

  1. Investment Policy.  A written statement, which states the purpose and time horizon of the funds invested and provides specific guidelines concerning risk parameters, investment options and limitations, total return and income expectations, and the procedures for monitoring investments and measuring wealth. 
  2. Strategy.  An investment blueprint, incorporating modern portfolio theory to set strategic asset allocation in a way that creates an optimal portfolio based on a client’s trade-offs between risk and return.
  3. Implementation.  A tactical plan to invest funds or re-allocate existing investments according to an explicit investment strategy.
  4. Monitoring & Communications.  A schedule to review the investment plan periodically and make adjustments as necessary