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Complete Wealth Management

Investment Management

Our Investment Management process is comprehensive. We consider your entire financial situation, your goals for future, and your tolerance for risk. We will work together to construct a sound investment strategy and will consistently review your situation to help you achieve success. Our investment management experience is dynamic because life is as such.

  1. Asset Allocation and Diversification - Your risk tolerance, goals, and investment time frame will determine your asset allocation. Asset allocation is the purposeful implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward, as aligned with your financial profile and risk assessment.

  2. Customization - With asset allocation determined we construct a custom portfolio consistent with your personality, values and goals. This process includes considerations such as cost analysis, social values, environmental awareness, managed risk, alternative investments, and tax management. Our clients vary greatly in their levels of wealth, investment experience, vision, and interest in various solutions. This step connects people to their portfolio on a more personal level.

  3. Independence - Many individuals, families and business owners looking to grow and protect their wealth are seeking independent companies for their management and guidance. Through their affiliation as Investment Advisory Representatives with United Planners, we are not tied to a single investment manager, mutual fund company, nor any other financial services product and we do not use proprietary products that may present conflicts of interest.

    Our guidance is driven by this independence along with a professional and tailored process. We identify what is most important to a client, design strategies to attain and sustain their vision, and put these strategies into monitored motion. The trust and transparency we place in each other is of utmost importance.

  4. Tax Management - We address tax management at all levels of the investing process.  Taxes can take away a good portion of your return and significantly reduce your chances of achieving your goals. We will work closely with you or your CPA to help design and maintain a tax efficient portfolio. 
  5. Review & Access - We offer consolidated online access to your investment accounts at all times, ensuring transparency and encouraging your engagement of your investments.

Small Business Retirement Planning

We take pride in servicing small business owners as they are the engines that help make our communities cohesive and unique.  Small businesses often implement retirement plans to fund retirements, save on taxes, and/or retain key employees. Developing a plan to accomplish the objectives for the owner and employees requires careful planning and considerations.

Some commonly used small business retirement plans:

  • SEP (Simplified Employee Pensions) IRA
  • SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees of Small Employers) IRA
  • Solo 401k
  • Pension Plan

We will continually service your plan and ensure that your employees are informed of their options and given the proper investment guidance so you, the owner, can focus on your own business.

Socially Responsible And Values Based Investing

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. More and more people want to feel connected to their investments and have a desire to align their personal values and intention with their money.

At Gies Associates we are not held to any proprietary investments nor products, allowing us to offer a wide array of solutions to find the right fit for those interested in this alignment. We can positive screen for industries/companies that support a particular belief. We can also negative screen to avoid that same sentiment.