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FAQs

Are you a fiduciary? Yes! As a fiduciary we are legally required (although, it's also just who we are) to act in your best interest, and disclose our fees and how we're compensated. Objective market research and lack of proprietary investment products support our commitment to keep your best interests in mind. 
Do you require a minimum amount to be a client?

While we serve clients from all backgrounds with different interests, and a variety of goals, our toolkit is designed for clients with investable assets in excess of $500,000. Our clients are often late career professionals, executives, and business owners. 

This doesn't sound like you? Don't worry, we believe in financial wholeness for everyone and we'll do our best to answer questions and point you in the direction of a vetted professional well-suited for your needs. 

What about fees? How are you paid? We're on your side, and we structured the fees so our incentive is inextricably linked to the preservation and growth of your assets. Our flat-fee percentage for the service we provide is collected from the assets we manage, so our success is directly tied with your success. Clients pay 1% on the first $1.5M and 0.75% on assets from $1.5M up to $5M, and 0.5% on any assets above $5M. We strive to keep the cost of the underlying investments as low as possible. Some private alternative investments or specialty investment managers come with additional costs, but we will always disclose  those to you when making a recommendation. 
What do your services include? Our services include comprehensive wealth management and financial planning, investment management, tax management, and specialty services for busy professionals and business owners. We have a dedicated services page to detail all the offerings within these groups. 
Do you offer any tax assistance?

Yes! We're a tax-minded firm, while we don't file on a clients behalf or help you with your shoebox of receipts (yet!), we do take pride in looking ahead to limit your future tax liability.

While you should still consult with your legal and tax professionals regarding your unique situation, Stratos Private Wealth is an extension of your trusted financial and life concierge team. From collaborating with your CPA, evaluating your returns to uncover tax reduction strategies, and utilizing modern tax solutions software like Holistiplan, we make it simple for your taxes and financial plan to intertwine. 

How do I get support in between meetings? We understand that a long-lasting relationship is created through prime communication, consistent effort, and seamless delivery. Which is why in addition to your two annual in-depth reviews, and two annual check-ins, we also have full at-request assistance. Our client service team and your advisor work diligently to get back to all inquires within one business day. Our open door policy is great for any items in between meetings- questions, events, resources, you'll be in the know for it all.
What type of clients do you typically work with?

Our clients are not often novices in finance- they have chartered their own success and require an advisor who is just as protective over their nest egg as they are. Often pre-retirees with equity compensation, business owners and high-earning executives seek Stratos Private Wealth for service. Our clients value unmatched experience, meticulous detail, empathy, and data backed advice to guide them on their journey.

What do SPW clients value?

At it's essence: skill, professionalism, and convenience. Our client's value our commitment to excellence, knowledge, grit, objectivity, rules-based investment philosophy, sophisticated planning software, and responsiveness. A personal relationship with their financial guide and the ability to delegate details without worry. 

Why should I hire SPW?

Our clients are successful and intelligent but often don't have the time nor inclination to proactively manage the many complexities in their financial lives. Understanding the time constraints and sometimes overwhelming demands of balancing the intersection of life and finance, we handle the details with sophisticated strategies while addressing blind spots before they become problems.

 

Have a specific question?

Reach out to our team to get you headed in the right direction of your financial journey

Client Service

E-Mail: esaffa@stratospw.com

Career Inquiries

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investment Inquiries

E-Mail: rmeyer@stratospw.com

Marketing Inquiries

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