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It’s the way we invest.
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As a Registered Investment Advisor, Secure Retirement offers the consistency and depth of relationship you deserve.
Located in San Ramon, California, our focus is on eliminating unnecessary risk inherent in most investment portfolios, especially with money you’ve earmarked for retirement.
Your financial security is our goal. Whether you have questions about retirement plans, concerns about providing for care, are newly single, or even need help creating a simple budget, we’re here to help.
WHAT DEFINES US? Care, common sense and knowledge.
If this is your first time visiting our website, it’s likely because of someone you know. You may have been told how we have been a reliable guardian and steward of the porfolios entrusted to us– even through unprecedented financial turmoil. Our client loyalty makes us feel proud yet humbled.
In fact, we take the faith our clients have in us as a sacred trust. It’s the reason we never relax our viligance. Our asset management approach is never passive. Every business day, we carefully evaluate market conditions, anticipate trends, and endeavor to adjust individual porfolios where needed. We are very familiar with each of our accounts, always mindful that they represent over 300 families who have entrusted their savings to us.
The truth is, even before these unsettled times, we monitored and managed our client’s accounts every day. For example, if a fund or security is losing value beyond the parameters we have set, our goal is to sell it that same day. It’s that simple. In our experience, this hands on approach is far superior to the “set and forget” investment philosophy generally followed by large investment banks and their customers.
Defensive Growth or Income Portfolio?
What is the difference? While growth funds aim to generate capital appreciation through high levels of growth and capital reinvestment, income funds aim to generate a steady and regular income by investing in financial securities that offer regular payouts to investors.
Pandemic in Retrospect
The directive came suddenly: “Businesses must close today”.
Prudent and foresighted as ever, Richard had packed up a week earlier, and was already working from his home office. Jeff, Dianne, Judit, Amber and I hurriedly gathered things up— like a war evacuation– and departed for our respective homes.
Well, the Technology Cloud has been marvelous. Our transition turned out to be seamless, as we had fortunately pre-tested the ability to virtualize every aspect of day-to-day operations. (One caveat. Who could plan for when your cat starts meowing during a phone conference?!?)
At the present time, Judit, Amber and I have resumed working from the main office, while the rest of us continue remotely,
One thing seems sure. Whatever else can be said about these times, so grim and challenging for so many of us… we are living through days we shall always remember.
“The notion that sustainable investing comes with a financial trade-off is outdated.”
CEO, Lazard Asset Management
In every challenge there is an opportunity. And because of the mandated shifts to renewables taking place globally, supporting the green revolution has never been so rewarding.
PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) is an outstanding ESG performer— and in fact they can be found in most of our portfolios. With over $1.7 trillion in assets under management, PIMCO has consistently outperformed benchmarks.
Also consider Lazard Asset Management, for example– global asset managers since 1953. We believe they are at the forefront of SEG. But no need to take our word for it. Learn about their effective Social, Environmental and Governance initiatives HERE.
Find out more by talking to Jeff Warren, our specialist in ESG investments.
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We like Motley Fool’s definition of annuities as: “Contracts between you and an insurance company. In exchange for a typically large sum of money, the company promises to pay you a lump sum at some point or, more often, a monthly sum.
“There’s a lot more to learn before you buy into any annuities, though, including the difference between fixed, deferred, indexed, and variable annuities.”
Investment and insurance companies have saturated us with tens of thousands of products and strategies to compete for our retirement assets. According to whom you’re listening to, annuities are either an evil creation of the insurance industry, or a miraculous combination of guarantees and income for life.
We have decades of insurance experience and we remain agnostic about annuities. We can help clarify the benefits and potential drawbacks, so that you can make an informed decision based on your needs and preferences.