Running an investment firm differs from most other businesses in a few ways, but perhaps one of the main differences is how we grow and flourish. Simply put, we run on referrals, and we are grateful for them.
These generous referrals are especially important because of a strange rule we have in our industry. Did you know, that because of our status as an independent firm, sharing, posting or advertising testimonials from clients is strictly prohibited, regardless of the experience? So, because we can’t use or ask for testimonials, referrals are especially important and essential for building our business!
Thankfully, we’ve been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients who do refer their friends and family to us. Also, other professionals such as attorneys, accountants, and insurance agents have been impressed with our work and referred their clients to us as well. We have found that clients, friends, and other professionals have referred others to us for a few different reasons:
1. Our Experience
When it comes to something as important as your financial future and the well-being of your family, it’s imperative that you work with an experienced advisor. Our decades of experience brings a deep perspective to wealth management and a knowledge of how to best deliver it to our clientele. We understand what it takes to navigate treacherous investment markets as we deliver successful outcomes for clients while minimizing risks along the way.
2. Our Dedication to Helping Others
Like many people, we have a desire to help others. We’re dedicated to assisting people with things that are truly fundamental to them and their families. Finances are important. Investing is necessary. Planning is vital. But most people seem to struggle with making decisions for all these facets in combination. We use our strengths to guide individuals with these extremely significant aspects that affect not only their financial lives but their lives in general.
3. Our Independence
We value your financial security and peace of mind, and trust is essential for feeling confident in your financial strategies and the recommendations an advisor provides you. As an independent firm, we aren’t tied to any one institution, we don’t have proprietary products to force on you, nor do we have quotas to meet. Our independence allows our advice to be objective and make our clients and their goals our number one priority. We believe our objectivity helps us build stronger and more trustworthy relationships with our clients.
4. Our Team Approach
We have a systematic team approach, with a number of different people all working for the clients. These include advisors, who are in charge of developing and maintaining the client’s financial strategy and investment selections; a relationship manager, who handles events and meeting scheduling; a service assistant, who oversees all service needs and beneficiary updates; and a data management team, which organize all new account paperwork and setting up client online accounts.
5. Comprehensive Services
We offer a comprehensive menu of wealth management services, including retirement planning, investment management and estate planning. But our greatest service is helping our clients feel confident knowing that we maintain a watchful eye over their finances so they can focus on the passions in their lives. We want our clients to feel assured that every dimension of their financial life is proactively managed and that they are on track as they pursue their goals and build and maintain their wealth.
We’re Never Too Busy To Help
One of the reasons we work with only a select number of clients is so we can provide personalized attention and care to each of our clients, as well as their loved ones. When you have questions about your portfolio or strategies, we’re here to help. When you experience a new milestone in life, we’re here to help. And if you have a friend or family member who has questions or needs unbiased advice, we’re here to help them as well.
If you’re a client with our firm and you’ve enjoyed working with us, we hope you’ll refer a friend, colleague, or family member who may benefit from our services. For a no-fee, no-obligation consultation, call our office at 909-981-1720 or schedule a free 15-minute introductory phone call now!
Philip A. Board MSFS, CFS, is a retirement planning specialist and the founder of 1on1financial, an independent comprehensive investment firm serving individuals and businesses throughout the United States. Through educational workshops and a non-sales environment, 1on1financial specializes in working with employees of Southern California Edison, UPS, and Frontier.