Trust and Expertise
Because our business of financial planning and oversight depends so greatly on our clients’ trust, the company and its advisors are not permitted to sell commissions-based financial products to clients, nor is the company permitted to receive referral fees from outside advisors that provide advice separately to our clients. That is, the company will operate under a fully transparent, fee-only structure and be held to the highest fiduciary standard. And to ensure that our expertise consistently remains at a superior level, all wealth advisors and investment officers are required to have an advanced financial-related credential – such as an MBA, law degree, Masters in Taxation, CPA, CFA and/or CFP® designation. In addition, all associates must be seeking such a degree or credential.
Control and Independence
To ensure that our business model remains pure and that our company is never controlled by those who might attempt to disrupt our trust and competency principles above, ownership in the company will remain with either those who are clients or those who are advisors. At all times, principles of client-advisor alignment and empowerment will control.
To ensure compliance with our fundamental trust and competency principles above, our company will have an “open book” policy. As such, any client or employee of ours is entitled to information regarding how our advisors and associates are paid, and what training our wealth advisors, investment officers and associates have received in order to remain competent.
Within the company, employees will take a problem-solving and forward-looking approach to issues that are encountered. As such, our employees are encouraged to raise a client-related or company-related problem only if that employee also has a proposed solution to that problem. To act otherwise would be counter-productive to our progress and may stifle the independent and creative problem-solving skills that are fundamental to our business.
Client Attention and Capacity
To ensure that we have appropriate capacity to address the complex details involved in the various aspects of our Private Family Office clients’ financial lives, senior advisors servicing Private Family Office clients will not be permitted to work with more than 20 clients.
Total Alignment Wealth Advisors is an independent, fee-only financial planning and multi-family office wealth advisory firm. Total Alignment was founded by a group of clients to provide a fully transparent and unbiased family wealth advisor to perform services typically beyond the scope of services other advisors were providing. We are proud to be able to offer our multi-disciplined expertise, superior research, proactive diligence and unique client-centric structure to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. Our comprehensive analysis, advanced financial planning technology, expert advisors, extensive network of outside advisor resources, and informative “what if” projections have reduced risks and excessive costs for our clients, in addition to saving them time on matters that they would otherwise have to manage themselves. We welcome an opportunity to learn more about your situation and whether Total Alignment would be a fit for you. We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212-913-9110.