Working With Us
Becoming a Client
As a boutique firm, we strive to develop lasting relationships with each of our clients. Our new client onboarding process begins with a full assessment of your objectives, as well as our proposed wealth management plan. There’s no pressure to commit until you’re confident we’re the right financial partner to meet your wealth management needs.
Schedule an introductory, 30-minute phone call to determine if our expertise is a good match for your wealth management needs.
Together, we'll review your current financial situation, discuss your needs and concerns, and identify your near- and long-term goals.
We apply our disciplined financial planning framework to develop your personalized wealth management and investment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
We work primarily with individuals and families with at least $1 million in investable assets due to an inheritance or windfall, who are seeking comprehensive financial advice and services. Our clients include affluent individuals and families, inheritors, property sellers, the recently divorced or widowed, and awardees of settlements or other windfalls, who need help coordinating the various aspects of their financial life and securing their financial future.
If this sounds like you, the best way to get started is to schedule a 15-minute introductory phone call with our founder, Brian. This is a great way for us to get to know each other better and determine if our expertise is a good match for your wealth management needs and objectives.
We are a fee-only, fiduciary advisor and don’t earn commissions by trading in your account. In other words, one transparent fee based on your assets under our management covers a comprehensive suite of wealth management services. This ensures our interests are aligned; our success is dependent on your success.
Our fee schedule is as follows:
1.00% on first $2 million
0.75% on next $3 million
0.50% on the amount over $5 million
Not everyone providing financial advice or managing money is a fiduciary. Some financial advisors are only held to a lesser “suitability” standard. For example, they may be incentivized to recommend products that aren’t necessarily in your best interest if they earn them a larger sales commission.
On the other hand, a fiduciary financial advisor is legally and ethically bound to act in your best interest. Our singular focus is on helping you achieve your financial goals. Since we are a fee-only firm, we will never recommend a product that isn’t right for you because we get paid more. Our fee only increases if your investable assets do, too.
The simplest way to find out is to ask. If a financial advisor says they’re not a fiduciary, ask why not. As a client or potential client, you have a right to know who you are working with and what that means for your financial success.
Make sure any advisor you’re interviewing can clearly communicate their financial planning approach, investment philosophy, and most importantly, how they’re compensated. If you detect potential conflicts of interest or get a bad feeling about the financial advisor in general, you may be in the wrong place.
As an independent wealth manager, we do not hold any client assets here at Sherwood Wealth Management. Instead, we partner with best-in-class financial institutions to custody client funds and clear trades. As two of the most reputable and established financial custodians in the industry, we feel confident in Pershing and Charles Schwab to safeguard our clients’ assets.
As a client, you should expect ongoing, personalized, and proactive financial planning and investment management services. In addition, we help you coordinate all areas of your financial life, including tax planning and family legacy planning. In short, we oversee your entire financial picture, so you can focus on enjoying your wealth.
To learn more about becoming a client, check out our new client onboarding process.