At SBK, we follow a partnership process that’s as precise as it is flexible. It starts with a financial plan — detailed and created for you. We make ongoing planning and investment recommendations designed to help you achieve your goals. We also research and document tax strategies upfront, for your benefit. From there, your team orchestrates ongoing execution, and reaches out often to keep you in the loop. Our process is our way of helping to instill the mutual trust toward maximizing your wealth potential.

Our 6-Step Partnership Process

1
Introduction
“The first thing we do is get to know each other.”
  • Learn more about you
  • Share information about SBK
  • Gain understanding of what you’re looking for
2
Navigation
“You’ll get lots of questions (and we’ll do lots of listening).”
  • Determine your goals & objectives
  • Introduce your investment, tax and support team
  • Explore possible solutions, raise potential issues
3
Presentation
“We want you to be informed … and comfortable.”
  • Present a customized, research-based financial plan
  • Explain all options and opportunities
  • Answer any questions
4
Implementation
“There are many moving parts—and we’re on each and every one.”
  • Adjust plan based on final decisions & cash flow analysis
  • Prepare documentation needed to move forward
  • Execute portfolio and tax strategies
5
Communication
“What’s going on with you, your family, your business?”
  • Ongoing calls, emails, notifications to clarify/advise
    • Scheduled
    • On as-needed basis
6
Calibration
“How can we address changes in your priorities and in the market?”
  • Annual meeting
    • Review progress
    • Re-assess goals & objectives and implement

Independent Collaboration. SBK augments its services with the capital market assumptions, ongoing due diligence and investment research from Rogerscasey, and with other investment research and funds’ access from Dimensional Fund Advisors.

These relationships allow SBK, a small intimate firm, to compete on a global level, giving clients a best-of-all world’s approach to wealth management.

Rogerscasey

Rogerscasey is among the largest independent firms providing due diligence on mutual funds and money managers. The firm advises large pension funds and endowments, and contracts with advisors like SBK to provide unbiased research and technology to help us build sound investment programs for clients.

With 1,000+ professionals, Rogerscasey offers investment consulting with research and global reach that enhances our ability to serve you well.

Dimensional Fund Advisors (Dimensional)

Dimensional Fund Advisors is a global investment manager that applies academic research to investing. The firm provides equity and fixed income strategies that translate academic information into investment solutions.

With 1,100 employees and Nobel prize winners on its board, Dimensional gives approved independent advisory firms like SBK access to research and funds to complement our services.