Vermont Investment Adviser

Vermont Investment Adviser

When looking for a Vermont investment adviser, there are important considerations for you to keep in mind. First, research in the industry shows that most people make a decision based on one factor alone: a referral from someone they know. Second, most clients say the single most important trait of an adviser is that they call them a lot.

In our experience, we hear often that advisers are "nice guys."

We will promise you that we will be nice, that we will stay in excellent contact, and we hope that you reached us via a referral. But, we also intend to make you money over time without charging you high fees or investing you in high-fee mutual funds.

If you are looking for a Vermont investment adviser and you came across this page, we'd like to point out a few things that no one in the financial industry likes to talk about.

  • 77% of advisers are operating with severe conflicts of interest. The high-cost mutual funds and other products that they put in your accounts pay them on the back end to do so. These are called "commissions" in the industry.
  • Advisers who work for large national firms often come under pressure from the central offices in New York or elsewhere to sell product into client accounts.
  • In the entire nation, there are a small number of firms that invest in only index funds. We are one of them (we will make an exception to this at client request.)
  • Advisors often trade in and out of positions in order to show the client that there is activity, justifying their high fees. We charge extremely low fees and don't make up stories about how activity leads to value. In investing, less activity makes you more money over time (and saves you on fees).
  • We think advisers charging 0.8% to 2% fees is much too high. See our fee schedule here.

It is common that a new client looking for Vermont investment adviser will bring in statements and we will see, in their accounts, many high-fee mutual funds, annuities, and other instruments that promise to benefit the financial industry more than the investor.

If you are looking for Vermont investment adviser we encourage you to contact as at the number below and do a free consultation via phone or in person at our office in Burlington, Vermont.

By using index funds and charging low fees, we aim to improve investment management in Vermont and nationwide.

We have a very different service and product offering from other Vermont investment adviseres, and we invite you to learn more about it here.