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    Proudly Fee-Only Financial Planners

    We're structured to get you the best results.

    This means delivering you with unconflicted, independent advice and stewardship. 

    As a fee-only firm, prices will always be quoted up-front to ensure you are satisfied and not surprised. 

    Your initial meeting, whether in-person or on a conference call, helps us determine how to meet your needs.

    We learn about you, your current financial situation, personal goals, concerns and values. 

    If you are right for our services, the benefits of our transparent charging model against traditional commission based models is explained.

    Fees are typically paid in three areas: for advice, for implementation and for on-going service.

     

    Our Smart Account™ is most suitable to those with at least $/£/€ 100,000 to invest. 

    Full financial planning services are best suited to those with more than $/£/€ 250,000 to invest.

    Our international employee benefits advice is best suited to companies with over 25 staff.

     

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    What is a fee-only financial planner?

    Fee-only financial planners are professionals with a fiduciary responsibility to act in their clients’ best interest. We do not accept any fees or receive compensation from a brokerage firm, mutual fund, insurance company or any other source besides you. 

    Because our sole compensation comes directly from you (our client), our only loyalty is to you — making sure the advice we provide is the best possible for your unique financial situation.

    Why should you pay someone to manage your investments?

    Anyone can manage their own investments, just like anyone can eat healthier, set up an exercise program they stick to or learn to fly a plane.

    We’ll be happy to give you our instructions for the do-it-yourself investor for free, just fill out the form below and request the DIY instructions.

    So why would you hire AES to help with your investments?

    Here are our top five reasons:

    1. You prefer to focus on your life’s passions instead of researching investments and spending time trading and re-balancing your portfolio.  You want a personalised, high quality, time-saving service without worry and stress.
       
    2. You have concerns and fears about losing money in the market, and you need someone to help keep you disciplined when everything seems scary or euphoric. You're happy delegating to a professional.
    3. You want access to institutional investments that are not available to all investors.
    4. You sometimes avoid dealing with your money because you don’t enjoy the process and don't want to risk a big mistake.
    5. You want a third party to give you the comfort that you’re not missing something.
    What does it mean to be a fiduciary?

    An investment fiduciary is an individual who has responsibility for the management of the assets of others and is therefore in a special position of confidence, reliance and trust.

    The standard of conduct required of fiduciaries is considered the oldest, strongest, and most revered standard in law.

    Fiduciary principles date back to the Code of Hammurabi which we talk about on Slide 24 of Our Culture Code.

    The two most fundamental duties of fiduciaries are loyalty and care. These duties form the foundation that gives rise to the specific responsibilities of investment advisers established in contemporary laws and regulations.

    Thus, the fiduciary standard is said to be principles-based,
    meaning that a fiduciary’s actions must always conform to the guiding principles of loyalty and care.

    What is comprehensive financial planning?

    Comprehensive financial planning is a term used to describe the blending of life planning and financial planning to meet your unique needs. Simply put: it involves every aspect of your financial situation. 

    Although we're best known for managing our client's investments, we also can provide you with professional guidance in all areas of your financial life, including college planning, retirement planning, home ownership, mortgages, insurance and estate planning.

    Why wait? Get better results today

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