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Our Mission
Through our proprietary process “The Essential Experience” we encircle the needs of our clients, create and maintain efficiency, and simplify lives. While others speak of partnership, we believe that it is essential to your experience. Our personal investment philosophy strives for effective risk management. To do this, we leverage: comprehensive planning, strategy, and tactical portfolio design which uses both traditional and non-traditional asset classes.
What is your style?
We believe that the best relationships are ones based on honesty and without pretense. We welcome questions as a path to clarity and understanding. After all, working together we can achieve more. Working for our clients and promoting their success is our passion.
What is your investiment philosophy?
Our personal Investment Philosophy is to strive for effective risk management through comprehensive planning and strategic and tactical portfolio design – using traditional and non-traditional asset classes.

We understand that while certain investments may work well “in the long run” not all investments or time horizons are meant to be long term.

Rather than attempting to pool all accounts into a “one size fits all” approach, often blending and segmenting strategies may provide greater clarity and confidence.

What is your value proposition?
We manage wealth through a proprietary process entitled “The Essential Experience”, in which we encircle the needs of our clients, create and maintain efficiencies and simplify their lives. While others may talk about partnership, we believe that is essential that you experience it!
What is the cost structure?
Our professional fee structure is relationship and value based. Before any fee structure can be stated it is important to have a full discovery meeting and review of your needs. Typically clients with less than 2MM are aggregated below the industry standard. Still, every client’s needs and desires differ accordingly and special family requests are taken into consideration.

Our goal is simple:
Delight the families we serve by providing outstanding service and value.

What clients do you specialize in?
Typically our clients are “family oriented professional delegators”. These family oriented executives and professionals know the value of managing their affairs and are now proactively seeking the professional advice and attention to service we provide.
How often will you contact me?
Client contact is very important to us. However every client has different needs and preferences. We will tailor your communication to your style – your way!
What licenses or other certifications do you have?
In addition to various investment and insurance licenses Paul Ellis holds certification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation which belongs to an elite few in the investment profession. Awarded by the Investment Management Consultants Association, it represents a high level of credibility, integrity, and most importantly, knowledge. CIMA designees must succeed in a rigorous academic program offered only through the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and maintain their credential through extensive continuing education.
Will you work with my CPA?
CPAs, Attorney’s, Health Professionals and Trusted family members are important to decision making and are part of a healthy and functioning family governance . We are pleased to work with our clients trusted advisors.
Can you work with our company?
Yes! While companies very in size and complexity we provide advisory services to many firms.

Areas of service include:

  • Partners
  • Key Personnel
  • Corporate Assets
  • Retirement Plans ie. 401(k), 457, d and
  • Employees
  • Needs and scope vary

A confidential discovery discussion is available. Please call or email today to schedule an appointment!