Fiduciary Advisor FAQs: We believe that being independent is the only way to provide truly objective and trusted advice while working with a fiduciary focus. When looking for a wealth management firm, you deserve to know how we operate so you can make an informed decision about working with us.
ACCREDIDATION: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
When hiring an advisor, there are only a few accredited designations you should look for. Most people think all financial planners are “Certified,” but this is not true. Anyone can call himself or herself a “financial planner.” Only those who have fulfilled the national certification and renewal requirements of the CFP® Board can display the CFP® marks, which represent a high level of competency, ethics and professionalism. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners are required to put your interests above their own while providing their services as a fiduciary advisor.
AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL PARTNERS (IFP)
Ulin & Co. Wealth Management has partnered with Independent Financial Partners (IFP), which has a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and independent broker/dealer headquartered in Tampa, Florida. IFP supports a national network of independent financial advisors by providing branch operational services and oversight. Along with IFP, our firm strives to hold ourselves to the fiduciary standard with every aspect of our business, free from proprietary products, sales goals or conflicts of interest. Many financial professionals in the industry cannot provide objective advice -just based on their employer relationship and how they charge for their services.
MANAGEMENT: STRATEGIC PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (SPM)
Ulin & Co. Wealth Management offers clients the opportunity to work on a fee basis utilizing our Strategic Portfolio Management Program with asset custody through Charles Schwab, Fidelity or Pershing. Working as ”fee-based” advisors allows us to offer objective investment advice while aligning our goals with our clients’ goals-growing their assets in a fiduciary capacity. Through our fee-only program, we are able to adjust your investment portfolio without requiring you to pay commissions. Most importantly, since annual fees are based on total assets under management, our compensation is tied directly to the performance of your accounts, thereby helping to reduce conflicts of interest. Our account minimum to get started is $250K.
Ulin & Co. offers financial planning as a separate and distinct service and fee from our wealth management programs. Utilizing our Plan Your Best Life® system, we help clients to “de-clutter” their financial life with their own “cloud-based” platform while providing sophisticated strategies regarding their household cash flow, investments, retirement goals, insurance planning, employee benefits, stock programs, estate planning, tax strategies, life events and more.
Ulin & Co. Wealth Management offers life, disability and long-term care insurance quotes and products from many top-rated insurance companies. We also provide access to annuities, brokered CD’s, Unit Trusts and alternative investment products. Within our “fee-based” management programs we utilize diligently screened investments which include a vast universe of individual stocks, bonds, no-load mutual funds, index funds, ETF’s, municipals, liquid REITS, options, fund of hedge funds, managed futures and liquid alternative investments.
Ulin & Co. Wealth Management does not hold our clients’ assets. Your portfolio will be maintained at one of our partner broker-dealer firms that acts as a qualified account custodian. Your account custodian will provide you 24/7 online account access, check writing, periodic account statements, trade confirmations and tax reports. We supplement these reports with our customized performance and holdings reports.
We believe that being independent is the only way to provide objective and trusted advice while working with a fiduciary focus. You deserve to know how we operate so you can make an informed decision about working with us.
We believe in the simple principle that knowledge leads to enhanced financial well-being, confidence and improved overall quality of life. Our core focus is to advise and educate our clients in a healthy and relaxed atmosphere. Our firm strives to provide exceptional personal service at every interaction. We provide our clients with seamless concierge-level services-including comprehensive planning, cloud-based financial portal access, monthly phone calls, quarterly in-person portfolio reviews, financial newsletters and communication as well as invitations to both educational and client appreciation events.
Get started today with a fiduciary advisor and firm for your wealth management and planning goals. Call (561) 210-7887 to set up your no-obligation consultation.