4647 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake,
Why Professional Investment Management May Be Right For You
A Professional Manager will help focus your investment strategy, ensuring your goals, priorities, and risk tolerances are all properly aligned.
Gain access to a disciplined investment process incorporating professional research, due diligence, and proactive portfolio monitoring - all of which will help provide assurance that you are on track for your future.
A Professional Manager frees you to focus on what matters most in life to you.
What you Can Expect
Your portfolio can either advance you toward your goals or hold you back.
Setting clear appropriate expectations is crucial to the success of any Professional Investment Management relationship.
That is why we have outlined our process and what you can expect from such a relationship with Heritage Financial Group.
In nutshell, we want to understand why you are investing and what you hope to accomplish? What are your goals and which are most important? We will also ask you to provide some basic personal and financial information.
After completing an online assessment, your initial risk profile is calculated. Together (in meeting), we evaluate this profile and whether it is properly aligned, allowing you to meet your stated goals. If modifications are required, we adjust to bring everything into alignment with a finalized risk profile.
If you have existing portfolios not managed by Heritage, we will analyze the portfolio and determine its risk profile. This helps determine if the investments are properly aligned with your goals and level of comfort. We will also explore whether potential superior options might be available.
You are presented multiple portfolio options with varying prices, each having been created through extensive research and due diligence. All are matched specifically to your unique situation and risk profile.
You pick the portfolio that is "appropriate" for you.
We work to make this step as simple and streamlined as possible for our new clients. Necessary paperwork is prepared and explained to clients before signing. In most cases, electronic signatures can be accepted (if desired) using by our digital signature system using SIGNiX.
This meeting typically happens 1-3 months after implementation, when all accounts are open and funded, and the "dust has settled." We review your investments, answer questions about reading your statements, and answer any additional questions you may have. We also tie up any lose ends that might be lingering.
At this time we also walk you through accessing the various online client account portals that may be available. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to this meeting to make sure you can connect successfully.
We offer 6-month, 9 month, and 12-month investment review schedules. Meetings are held in-person at the Heritage Financial Group offices or virtually.
All Investment Management clients can expect a midpoint check-in regarding their portfolios.
Monthly or quarterly account statements will be sent. Both direct mail and electronic delivery options are available. (Postage fees may be applicable)
24/7 online account access available for all investment management accounts.
We continue to be available for questions, information, etc. and encourage clients to reach out via email or phone call as needed.
Our fee-based compensation typically applies only to market traded investments based on the value of the account because the value of such investments can be easily and accurately assessed daily. The management fees range from 0.8% to 1.0% per year depending on the type of account and are usually assessed on a quarterly basis.
Additional custodial and account fees may apply depending on the size and type of account. All fees are fully disclosed before you make any decisions.
The value of a number of financial vehicles cannot be accurately determined regularly and as such are not conducive to fee-based management. These include most types of insurance, private placements and other non-traded investments. Such vehicles usually provide us with a single front end commission that varies by product and is fully disclosed.
Some insurance products also provide a small annual renewal compensation as well.
We provide a diverse selection of quality and competitively priced investment options suitable for investors of varied interests, comfort levels and tolerances for risk. Each investment and or manager has been carefully screened by our in-house due diligence process. Learn more about Our Investment Philosophy.
Not all Portfolios may be suitable for every investors. Additional requirements may apply, please inquire to learn whether a specific portfolio may be right for you.
low-cost portfolios, consisting of passively managed ETFs. Investors selecting this approach will have the potential to gain broad-market exposure with minimal cost.
A minimum investment amount of $10,000 is required to participate in this style of account.
Active managed portfolios designed to accommodate both larger and smaller accounts. Investors choosing this approach will be provided diverse investment options and professionally constructed portfolios.
A minimum investment amounts of $2,000 (qualified) and $5,000 (nonqualified) are required to participate.
An in-house actively managed portfolio patterned after the Yale University Endowment. We, (your Financial Advisor) is at the helm of these portfolios, calling the shots and seeking to take advantage of unique opportunities as they present themselves. We have been actively managing portfolios since 1986. Multiple portfolios are currently offered with varying risk tolerances.
A minimum investment amount of $250,000 is required to participate in this style of account.
For accounts exceeding $1,000,000, we provide a concierge experience for investors. We partner with institutional managers to build a completely unique personalized investment portfolio.
We enlist a portfolio design specialist to work side-by-side with our internal management team to construct a unique portfolio catered to your specific risk tolerances and tax needs.