2019 Year-End Planning Letter

Each year, we send a letter to clients to help guide year-end planning discussions and to offer ideas for them to consider with their other advisors. Our goal in year-end discussions is to ensure that client plans are updated as needed, based on changing external conditions as well as the client’s circumstances, so that we stay on track to deliver the long-term outcomes that each client seeks.

Family Matters: New Considerations for Structuring Family Offices

Families that have created or inherited considerable wealth contend with a wide range of responsibilities. They must support the needs of the current generation; oversee homes, aircraft, curated art and other substantial fixed assets; preserve and transfer wealth for the benefit of future generations; and, in many cases, fund broader community and philanthropic aims.

2019 Year-End Planning Letter

Each year, we send a letter to clients to help guide year-end planning discussions and to offer ideas for them to consider with their other advisors. Our goal in year-end discussions is to ensure that client plans are updated as needed, based on changing external conditions as well as the client’s circumstances, so that we stay on track to deliver the long-term outcomes that each client seeks.

The Long Game: Roth Conversions & Legacy Planning

Legacy planning is all about transferring wealth to descendants as efficiently as possible. So it may be surprising to hear that a Roth IRA—a vehicle ostensibly intended for retirement income—can be a powerful mechanism for next-generation wealth transfer. Indeed, a Roth conversion has the potential to generate greater wealth than a traditional IRA during an individual’s or couple’s lifetime, and it can play a meaningful role in providing tax advantages to heirs throughout their lifetime as well.

On A Shoestring

In this article, we offer a robust analytical framework that can help endowments and foundations think about spend-rate planning, in terms of key risks they face such as short-term drawdown risk and long-term erosion of capital.

On A Shoestring

In this article, we offer a robust analytical framework that can help endowments and foundations think about spend-rate planning, in terms of key risks they face such as short-term drawdown risk and long-term erosion of capital.

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