Your Fiduciary For Your Endowment & Foundation Funds

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What The Future Holds

When looking toward your financial future, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the variety of options available in our continuously changing world. These days, teenagers can build smartphone apps and websites, while highly trained specialists struggle to understand the implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and blockchain. The challenge is knowing how to plan for a future which you cannot predict! Your endowments and foundations were created as part of a solution for the “greater good”. The key is implementing and executing that mission on a consistent basis in an uncertain world. This is why Client First Tax and Wealth Advisors is your anchor to manage your endowment and foundation investment funds. We’ve created and trademarked our own Adaptiv Investment Management System™. It’s proven in the marketplace and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Reality Of The Business

There are over 200 different designations for financial advisors. Unfortunately, most work in a system that’s beyond their control – a system of enormous Wall Street banks, brokerage houses and affiliates, and insurance companies with vast financial incentives. These incentives can encourage some professionals to work in their own best interests rather than in the interests of the people they serve.

Your Peace Of Mind

There are a select few in the financial services industry legally obligated to put your interests first. These people are called registered investment advisors (RIAs). Client First Tax and Wealth Advisors is an RIA, and we’re proud to be one. We don’t charge commissions or push sales programs on our clients. You will never need to worry about any conflicts of interest or hidden agendas. We’re an independent fiduciary, always have your best interests in mind, and are very proud of the work we do as an RIA.

Contact us directly to speak more about your foundation and endowment needs.

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Your Needs And Challenges Are Our Expertise

If you’re an education enterprise, it’s challenging to raise tuition every year. Endowments relieve your dependence on tuition revenues and can be used for scholarships and financial aid, which leads to better recruitment and retention of the most qualified students.

If you’re a foundation, you’re a leader in your community and work to make the world a better place. It’s great to have donor engagement but it’s even better to have consistent funds to provide grants that align with your core values and improve the world we live in.

Whether you’re an endowment or a foundation, it should not be unfortunate external forces that influence your organization’s priorities. You should instead be focusing on your values and priorities.

Donor Benefits

Behind each donation is a personal motivation to not only contribute to a positive cause, but to ensure this cause endures. It is important to engage the donor community and keep them apprised of your mission and vision. The easiest way to do this is to be transparent in your activities and provide information to them about how well the fund is doing. Client First Tax and Wealth Advisors is here to help you with all you need along the path to success.

Fund Expenditures & Distributions

Do you have a distribution and expenditure policy? If so, you’ll want to safeguard your fund for future generations. This will leave it as stable and enduring as possible while making sure the wishes of your donors are honored. The key to this is aligning your spending strategy with your absolute returns. That’s why we’re here – to help you put premise into practice.

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Costs To Support Your Investment Funds

Do you want to make more distributions for scholarships and grants without worrying about additional direct or associated program costs? We’re here to help with that too. As a fiduciary, we make sure you know everything associated with managing your investments. On our end, it’s as simple as a fee based on your assets under our management. That’s it. No commissions. No performance fees. No low balance fees. No short-term trading fees. Transparency is at the forefront of everything we do.

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Modern Portfolio Theory vs. Adaptiv Investment Management System™

Modern Portfolio Theory

It’s a theory, meaning it’s a good idea, but not yet proven effective. Here’s how it works: You attempt to create an efficient portfolio to maximize return and minimize risk. You get diversification, uncorrelated assets, and a passive “buy and hold” false sense of security. Don’t ever expect to beat the market this way. At best, an efficient portfolio under-performs its best asset holdings and outperforms its worst class holdings. This is underwhelming and painfully average, two attributes we do not contribute to ourselves or our clients.

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Adaptiv Investment Management System™

It’s a proven system in the marketplace. Using our system, you get trend analysis (measuring the direction of movement) and relative strength analysis (measuring the magnitude of movement) filtered through the evaluation process of supply and demand. In other words, it’s economic law. Our Adaptiv and active investment system provides focus in areas of concentrated expansion and down-side risk protection, providing absolute returns. Our asymmetric system enlarges and stabilizes your portfolio over longer time periods. It’s like an intellectual breakthrough guided by your favorite mentor who always has your back.

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Fiduciary Services Offering For Endowments & Foundations

  • Adaptiv Investment Management System™

  • Existing Portfolio Diagnostic Review

  • Asset Allocation Analysis

  • Investment Policy Statement Review & Development

  • Spending Policy Statement Review & Development

  • Investment Allocation Model Construction

  • Investment Allocation Model Cost Analysis

  • Performance Monitoring & Compliance

  • Fiduciary Government Calendar

  • Operational & Administrative Support

  • Strategic Guidance On Relevant Topics Of Interest

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

They’re probably really good people. But they already subscribe to modern portfolio theory and the broker-dealer financial services arrangement. Both of these do not serve you well in the short-medium and long term. You want an independent fiduciary keeping your best interests first at all times and on all accounts. That’s us.

That’s sounds fine. And we do think we can help. We’ve got Wall Street capabilities with Main Street sensibilities. They want real life practitioners, not just book learning. We’re happy to work with your faculty and students using the Adaptiv Investment Management System™.

Maybe we don’t live in your community or we’re not alumni of your institution. But we’ll let our education pedigree (parochial high schools and private small colleges), our volunteer efforts (Board of Directors at a parochial high school, church council leadership, and youth league coaching) and our reputation in the marketplace speak for itself. In fact, we’re most likely the kind of people you want in your community and wish were alumni from your institution.

It’s pretty straight forward. As often as you want it. Typically, on going communication is by phone, email or in person as needed. Monthly statements are provided to you. And we expect in person strategy reviews and presentations at least once per year.

Sure thing. It takes trend analysis (measuring the direction of movement), relative strength (measuring movement of magnitude) and filters it through the evaluation process of supply and demand, economic law.

What it IS

  • A means for identifying market leadership
  • An adaptive, tactical risk management tool
  • Based upon objective inputs (i.e. price, supply and demand)
  • Designed to find and participate in themes of strength

What it IS NOT

  • A market forecasting “black box”
  • A static indexing strategy
  • Reliant upon subjective inputs (i.e. gut feel or manipulated valuations)
  • Designed to target exact tops or bottoms in securities

Discover & Explore

If you want want to know what it’s like to have an independent fiduciary looking out for you at all times, request your initial consultation to learn how our team and Adaptiv Investment Management System™ is able to help you and your endowment and foundation investment funds.

Contact us today to speak more about your foundation and endowment needs.

Our Core Values

We love our clients. We are fully committed to their financial well being.

We are fiduciaries for our clients and believe true holistic planning is the only way to care for our clients’ financial health.

We continually strive to be aware of opportunities to serve our clients better.

We expect and foster a culture of learning, performance, and exceeding expectations.

We are a family of families and recognize the fullness of life beyond the office.


Request a free initial consultation to learn how our fiduciary team and our Adaptiv Investment Management System™ is able to help you and your funds.