At Elevated Private Wealth Advisors, we follow the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence for investment advisors as established by the Prudent Practices (“Practices”). The Practices provide the foundation and framework for a disciplined investment process and generally represent the minimum process prescribed by U.S. law and legal precedent. The Practices are further supported by Criteria, which represent the details of the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence.
The Practices and Criteria are organized under a four-step Fiduciary Quality Management System. [Organize-Formalize-Implement-Monitor]
The steps are consistent with the global ISO 9000 Quality Management System standard, which emphasizes continual improvement to a decision-making process.
Before we proceed, a brief 15-minute phone call serves as an opportunity for both parties to ensure that your specific situation aligns with our expertise. Just as you wouldn't consult a podiatrist for brain surgery, we want to ensure that we are the right fit for your organizations financial needs.
In the event that we determine our services are not the best match for your requirements, we are more than willing to introduce you to a firm that is better suited to meet your financial goals.
The objective of this meeting is to gain a complete understanding of the organization's objectives, apprehensions, and distinct financial circumstances.
Your responses to our inquiries, in conjunction with the requested documents you bring, will serve as the foundation for our analysis. This analysis will culminate in clear and comprehensible answers to allow us to begin the Fiduciary Quality Management System.
During the organize stage, we identify laws, governing documents, and other sources of guidance for fiduciary conduct.
This will allow segway into the formalize stage, where we identify the substantive investment objectives and constraints, formulate asset allocation strategies, and adopt an Investment Policy Statement to guide the investment decision-making process.
This is the pivotal moment when everything becomes clear and actionable.
In this meeting, we will provide a straightforward, jargon-free explanation of the precise steps required to reach the organizations financial objectives, including a walk-though of how we will use this process to proceed with the Fiduciary Quality Management System.
It's at this point that you'll witness, in tangible financial terms, how our firm can enhance your financial situation.
If we decide to partner after our second meeting this is when the rubber hits the road.
The implement stage is when investment and service provider due diligence is performed and decisions about investment safe harbors are made.
During the monitoring stage, our team engages in periodic reviews to ensure that the investment objectives and constraints are being met and that the Prudent Practices are consistently applied.
If this process makes sense to you, the next step is to decide if our qualifications meet your needs.