Brandywine Oak employs a five-point process to develop and implement integrated strategies to address a family’s particular needs.
Brandywine Oak’s disciplined approach to customizing comprehensive financial plans and implementing effective strategies is founded on developing a true understanding of each client’s circumstances and family dynamics.
Beginning with a conversation about what matters, our discovery interview uncovers concerns about short-term and long-range financial issues. We then create a Financial Summary to articulate the family’s goals and objectives, using plain language. By defining and refining what the family is trying to accomplish with their wealth, we develop a custom Family Wealth Plan.
Once approved, the family engages the Brandywine Oak team to manage all desired aspects of their finances and their investments, with the Family Wealth Plan serving as the roadmap for a clear path forward. Finally, the ongoing relationship allows for a regular Review of the Progress towards Goals.
A Focus on What We Can Control
Brandywine Oak believes in aiming to control the controllable, specifically three factors that have an impact on a family’s progress towards achieving their goals: Fees, Taxes, and Risk. By focusing on these factors with each family, we become better positioned to react to the unanticipated events that invariably arise in financial markets.
5-Step Planning Process
Family Wealth Plan
We feel the more a family plans, the more the family will keep. In our experience it is far better to prepare than it is to repair.
The biggest void for families in investment advice is being intentional around their finances. The conversation in our view has to be around cash flow and lifestyle rather than short-term performance and market commentary.
Successful investing is singles and doubles, not home runs. Wealthy families hire our firm to manage their wealth responsibly and not swing for the fences.