Archive for the ‘Family Wealth Planning’ Category

Planning is not Selling

By Ian Calvert on September 23rd, 2021

Having an up-to-date financial plan is perhaps the most powerful and useful document a family can have. An effective financial plan should be a comprehensive, forward-looking document, that examines items such as the family’s cash flow, balance...

Reaching Your Investment Goals

By Mark Barnicutt on September 9th, 2021

This article is focused on the need for Investment Advisors to customize the “investment ride” — the portfolio value ups-and-downs — that investor clients take with them. Specifically, so much of the global wealth management...

Safeguarding Accumulated Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on August 14th, 2021

OVERVIEW For affluent family investors who have accumulated large sums of hard-earned capital or investment fiduciaries who are responsible for the stewardship of capital for the benefits of others, such as foundations, I believe that investing...

Downsizing the Family Home – 5 Crucial Steps [Video]

By Adam Laird on July 14th, 2021

A “fixed asset” is a long-term tangible asset that is not expected to be consumed or converted into cash any sooner than at least one year’s time. In Canada, a “family home” is considered a fixed asset. When downsizing their homes, many...

Planning First

By Ian Calvert on May 18th, 2021

Financial planning is the first step in a comprehensive discovery phase at HighView Financial Group. While many investment firms may eventually get the financial planning services once the assets have been secured, or simply don’t offer these...

Application of Impact Investing

By Loren Francis on May 5th, 2021

Whether saving for a rainy day or creating wealth for the benefit of the next generation, investing by its nature is about the future.  At HighView we take a goals-based investment approach, and as wealth architects, we look to design an investment...

Preserving Accumulated Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on April 8th, 2021

OVERVIEW The market volatilities of the past year have served as a strong reminder that investing in a globally, intertwined economy is not without risk; risk that can be managed if portfolios are structured prudently, but still risk. For affluent...

Successful Transitioning of Family Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on February 19th, 2021

Challenges for Family Wealth The creation of family wealth takes years of dedication, sacrifice, and hard work. Because of this, no family wants to be in a position where they need to create their wealth twice. Instead, they are desperately seeking...

Building Sustainable Family Wealth For Future Generations

By Mark Barnicutt on January 29th, 2021

You’ve worked hard to get where you are. You’ve built your wealth over time and now you want to ensure it will last for future generations. You already know how difficult creating wealth is, but you may just be realizing that preserving it comes...

Investment Policy Statements For Families: The Breakdown

By Mark Barnicutt on December 11th, 2020

A prospective client recently met with me as he wanted to change his Investment Advisor. When I asked about the reason(s) why, he simply stated “performance“.  When I then asked if his Investment Advisor had not measured-up against his...

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