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Private investments for sophisticated investors

Posted by Frank Parker on 4/12/19 8:45 AM

A few weeks ago, my partner, Phil Kessler, authored a blog detailing how SWS Partners is different from other investment managers. For a firm with a bit of a renegade streak, this piece was foundational in articulating not only how SWS Partners is not only different but, more importantly, how this can translate to better outcomes for our clients.

To recap, we offer highly sophisticated solutions, employ a team of specialists, innovate continuously, and leverage technology whenever possible. In aggregate, we think this can position affluent investors for better outcomes. 

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Topics: Asset Management, Financial Planning

The Life-Altering Effects of Fast Money and Losing It All

Posted by Frank Parker on 3/29/19 8:45 AM

Acquiring wealth is typically a marathon, not a sprint. Still, there are times when money comes quickly, very quickly.  From our experience, this can actually be a very traumatic experience without a solid financial plan in place.

Sometimes people sell a profitable business, inherit millions, or even win the lottery.  Unfortunately, it’s pretty common in these circumstances for those who ‘come into money’ to lose it all.  From our experience, it's not just athletes or lottery winners who succumb to this fate. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

Part 2: Unleashing Asset Allocation Benefits

Posted by Frank Parker on 3/8/19 8:45 AM

In our latest installment of From the Desk of the CIO: Unleashing Asset Allocation Benefits, Mike Parker explains how the tools that were formerly reserved for large institutions can now be accessed by individual investors. This pieceavailable here to downloadacts as a companion to a broad allocation change that we have made to our Multi-Asset Income (MAI) strategy, effective as of March 1st for existing clients. 

Here is an excerpt:

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Topics: Transparency in Investing, Asset Management

Unleashing Asset Allocation Benefits

Posted by Frank Parker on 3/1/19 8:45 AM

In our latest installment of From the Desk of the CIO, we explore the benefits of asset allocation that a mindfully-constructed ETF portfolio can provide. CIO Mike Parker explains how the tools that larger institutions have long deployed can be achieved by the individual investor. This piece acts as a companion to a broad allocation change that we have made to our Multi-Asset Income (MAI) strategy, effective as of March 1st for existing clients. 

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Topics: Transparency in Investing, Asset Management

Stock market volatility & how investors can sleep at night

Posted by Frank Parker on 12/7/18 8:45 AM

Historically, the sale of investment products has been Wall Street’s de facto approach to addressing the concerns of a client.  This approach addresses the symptoms, not the causes, of an investor’s worry. When we started SWS Partners, however, we wanted to help investors address the causes of their financial concerns. Therefore, we lead with financial planning, not selling products. 

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Topics: Investment Advice, Financial Planning

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May 2019 Dynamic Growth Opportunities Turns One: Portfolio Update

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May 2019 Dynamic Growth Opportunities Fact sheet

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Our Research
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March 2019 From the Desk of the CIO: Unleashing Asset Allocation Benefits

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January 2019 From the Desk of the CIO: Q4 2018 Market Update

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December 2018 From the Desk of the CIO: Volatility in Context

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October 2018 From the Desk of the CIO: Q3 2018 Market Update

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July 2018 From the Desk of the CIO: Q2 2018 Market Update

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July 2018 From the Desk of the CIO: Growth Becoming "The Market"

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April 2018 From the Desk of the CIO: The Current Opportunities

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SWS In The News
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How Technology's Massive Impact on Investing Can Help Shareholders

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The Financial Revolutionist: Investment management's "galling reality."

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FA Magazine: Running Leaner And Meaner With Tech

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