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Venture Capital for Private Investors–Part 2 of 3: Macro Backdrop

Posted by Philip Kessler, JD on 8/9/19 8:45 AM

In Part 1 of our Venture Capital Investing for Private Investors series, we discussed how technology has enabled more investors to harness the growth potential of these companies. Here, we will share some macroeconomic considerations specific to this asset class.

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Topics: Technology & Investing, Asset Management

Venture Capital for Private Investors–Part 1 of 3: Greater Access

Posted by Philip Kessler, JD on 7/19/19 8:45 AM

Consistent with our mantra of delivering contemporary solutions to sophisticated investors, SWS Partners is continuously developing expanded opportunities for our clients. To do so, we have prioritized staying abreast of changing trends and demographics. The confluence of these factors has led us to spending more time and attention on venture capital investing. We simply define venture capital investing as investments in high growth, private companies, or those that are not listed on an exchange, such as the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. Peloton, SoFi, Instacart, SpaceX, and Airbnb are common examples that fit this definition.

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Topics: Technology & Investing, Asset Management

SWS Partners' Greatest Hits (Vol. 2)

Posted by Philip Kessler, JD on 7/8/19 8:45 AM
At SWS Partners, we approach marketing in a novel way: we not only speak, but we listen too.
 
The old bullhorn approach to marketing is ineffectual, never mind that it is incompatible with our desire to provide contemporary solutions to sophisticated investors.  Instead, our digital marketing platform enables us to keep score of our blog's winners and losers. This data helps us focus more on what our audience cares about. 
 
Having published over 85 blogs since the beginning of 2018, this one was quite popular and remains a core part of our beliefs, so we decided to re-publish it.
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Topics: Technology & Investing, Financial Planning

Creating an Ecosystem for Sophisticated Investors to Gain an Edge

Posted by Philip Kessler, JD on 6/14/19 8:45 AM

If you have been following our briefings, you know that we have a blunt view of the financial services industry and how sophisticated investors can gain an edge in mitigating financial complexity and planning for their financial destinations. We have stated ad nauseam that there’s no longer a secret sauce when it comes to asset allocation or portfolio rebalancing. Computers do this stuff now and the services themselves are a commodity, so we don’t think that investors should pay for it.

So how can investors gain an edge?

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Topics: Asset Management, Financial Planning

Asymmetrical Relationships for Investment Managers Are Over

Posted by Philip Kessler, JD on 4/26/19 8:45 AM

More than a year ago, I published a piece for Investments and Wealth Monitor that was a follow up to an interview I participated in as part of the Schwab Impact Conference in 2016. It felt appropriate to resurface the article now because many of the ideas are increasingly mainstream today even if they felt a little radical only a few years ago.  Alas, it’s important for affluent investors to discern between talking points and the implementation of tools that will assist with financial self-actualization.

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Topics: Investment Advice, Financial Planning

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July 2019 Dynamic Growth Opportunities

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July 2019 Strategic Dividend Growth

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July 2019 Dynamic Growth Opportunities Portfolio Review

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June 2019 Strategic Dividend Growth Enhancement

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May 2019 Dynamic Growth Opportunities Turns One: Portfolio Update

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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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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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