About Us

If you’re like most of our clients, money is an outcome, not a goal. That’s why we ask about the “purpose” of your wealth.

Perhaps you’re saving for fulfilling retirement years – to pursue a longtime passion, support a worthy cause, or both. Chances are you want to transfer wealth and values to your children. We believe that’s the greatest gift of all – showing the next generation how to think for themselves with wisdom and confidence.

Who do we serve? C-suite and other senior-level executives (including many with equity compensation benefits, concentrated stock, and performance rewards), successful entrepreneurs (whose stock strategies the team helps build before they go public), retired military officers, independent women, as well as corporate equity plan and trusts.

But how and where do you begin? To help achieve outcomes that you find meaningful, we will drill down, evaluate your circumstances, and listen carefully to what you say (and may not say). We will also remind you that your financial picture is like a jigsaw puzzle in constant motion, with shapes that keep changing. And while it may not be a pleasant topic, we will ask you to consider your final years (and how you’ll be cared for) – as preparing for future circumstances should never be left to chance.

At the Smith Group, our holistic and realistic approach to wealth management is what we’d offer our own families.

We focus on Comprehensive Wealth Management.
Mike Smith
Our Team

Meet Our Team of Friendly Professionals

Michael Smith CPWA®

Managing director

Megan Hannah, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Emily Weed, CFP®

Team Financial planner

Our Philosophy

At the Smith Group Wealth Management Group, we feel a sense of responsibility to clients we’ve come to know. Many have taken risks in their careers. We believe in helping clients feel more certain about their financial lives and putting the goals they envision within easier reach.

We also believe that:

People begin their lives with a job and a career. Few find their calling. Mike’s came after decades spent in the U.S. Navy. Today, he helps clients fully understand the purpose of their wealth – and use that wealth to meaningfully enhance the lives of people they love.

Our educating and coaching of clients are what they deserve and need. For example, are clients enhancing their lives by spending a bonus or equity grant – or enhancing their wealth by living within their means and investing it? How that is articulated, acted upon, and coached is paramount – so that clients know and understand the purpose of their money and how it can impact their lives.

A well-designed and maintained equity compensation plan can be critical to attracting, retaining and rewarding key employees.

Our job is to enhance both sides of clients’ balance sheets (assets and liabilities). We provide clients with access to for residential and securities-based lending, as well as to finance the purchase of private yachts, artwork and more. Clients also use these assets as collateral for other borrowing needs.

To align clients’ goals with investment and estate-planning strategies, it’s incumbent upon us to coordinate with clients’ CPAs and attorneys, as well as specialists within the firm.

Business owners and their employees deserve smooth roads to comfortable retirements.

Markets cannot be controlled – but risk, expectations and relationships can be managed.

Honesty, integrity and sincerity lead to relationships that last a lifetime.

The value of a financial advisor can best be measured by providing strategies to challenges that clients didn’t even know existed.

Focus On Individuals and Families

We work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. We’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

We work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals.

Capabilities

Our process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investment management. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with strategies for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Designations

We are proud to sit on the same side of the table as our clients.

Chartered Financial Analyst

Certified Financial Planner™

Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®

CPWA®


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