It Starts With a Conversation +

Goes From There

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning

In a first meeting, it’s really just about talking. We aim to get to know you. We think it is critical that we have a clear understanding of what you want, need and expect from a Financial Advisor. And perhaps most importantly, what your values, principles and life goals are. While a first meeting is really just about getting to know each other, we also strive to clearly define potential roles during this discovery process and determine if we are a mutually good fit.

STEP 1. | LET’S CHAT

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning

So, you’ve decided to hire us. Welcome aboard! At this stage, we typically have a thorough discussion about your current financial position, lifestyle objectives and attitude towards risk, paving the way to clearly define your goals and principles within which you want to achieve them.

STEP 2. | WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning

At this point, with your objectives clearly defined, our team supports you through any necessary account establishment paperwork and other related administration. Our team strives to make the process as seamless, stress-free and transparent as possible. In this context, our goal is to keep you informed throughout all steps so that you feel comfortable and confident that you and your assets are in good hands.

STEP 3. | GETTING STARTED

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning

At this point, we typically want to come to an agreement about implementing various financial planning strategies. Here, we confirm steps that can be taken related to various areas of financial planning including investment management, tax and estate planning, risk management and specific personal objectives. Part of this process can include coordination and communication with your tax and legal advisers.

STEP 4. | CREATING YOUR GAME PLAN

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning

We’re in the homestretch now. Your accounts are open and ready to be managed by our team. At this stage, we begin actively managing your accounts. As a discretionary advisory firm, you may engage us to make investment decisions on your behalf, based on your goals and a financial plan that we have agreed upon.

STEP 5. | GETTING INVESTED

Vahanian & Associates Financial Planning Inc.

It doesn’t stop here. The financial planning and investment management process is ongoing. We understand that just because you have identified goals and set specific objectives, your situation and attitude towards risk can change over time and so can your overall situation. While we believe in a disciplined, well diversified approach towards investing, life happens. With this knowledge, we strive to stay connected. This is all part of our core belief that by defining mutual expectations from the start, we will have a clear understanding of when a change in approach might be right for you.

Our goal is to continuously work on your behalf, supporting you through new life events, career changes, a growing family, college planning, retirement, charitable gifting, aging parents, changing health, estate planning, and many other potential chapters that you may experience on your personal journey. We are honored you have chosen to include us along the way.

STEP 6. | BUILDING A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

STEP 1. | LET’S CHAT

In a first meeting, it’s really just about talking. We aim to get to know you. We think it is critical that we have a clear understanding of what you want, need and expect from a Financial Advisor. And perhaps most importantly, what your values, principles and life goals are. While a first meeting is really just about getting to know each other, we also strive to clearly define potential roles during this discovery process and determine if we are a mutually good fit.

STEP 2. | WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

So, you’ve decided to hire us. Welcome aboard! At this stage, we typically have a thorough discussion about your current financial position, lifestyle objectives and attitude towards risk, paving the way to clearly define your goals and principles within which you want to achieve them.

STEP 3. | GETTING STARTED

At this point, with your objectives clearly defined, our team supports you through any necessary account establishment paperwork and other related administration. Our team strives to make the process as seamless, stress-free and transparent as possible. In this context, our goal is to keep you informed throughout all steps so that you feel comfortable and confident that you and your assets are in good hands.

STEP 4. | CREATING YOUR GAME PLAN

At this point, we typically want to come to an agreement about implementing various financial planning strategies. Here, we confirm steps that can be taken related to various areas of financial planning including investment management, tax and estate planning, risk management and specific personal objectives. Part of this process can include coordination and communication with your tax and legal advisers.

STEP 5. | GETTING INVESTED

We’re in the homestretch now. Your accounts are open and ready to be managed by our team. At this stage, we begin actively managing your accounts. As a discretionary advisory firm, you may engage us to make investment decisions on your behalf, based on your goals and a financial plan that we have agreed upon.

STEP 6. | BUILDING A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

It doesn’t stop here. The financial planning and investment management process is ongoing. We understand that just because you have identified goals and set specific objectives, your situation and attitude towards risk can change over time and so can your overall situation. While we believe in a disciplined, well diversified approach towards investing, life happens. With this knowledge, we strive to stay connected. This is all part of our core belief that by defining mutual expectations from the start, we will have a clear understanding of when a change in approach might be right for you.

Our goal is to continuously work on your behalf, supporting you through new life events, career changes, a growing family, college planning, retirement, charitable gifting, aging parents, changing health, estate planning, and many other potential chapters that you may experience on your personal journey. We are honored you have chosen to include us along the way.

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