A Closer look at Argent Bridge Advisors
Argent Bridge Advisors provide comprehensive financial solutions to wealthy families. We cultivate relationships based on mutual respect, and our advisors and clients enjoy working with each other. Our clients are engaging and interesting people with personal aspirations and specific needs.
We engage our clients in a variety of wealth management services, including:
We inform and reform the biases that effect financial decisions. Every client meeting includes an element of education surrounding:
Our clients’ confidence in our process leads to empowerment in financial decisions. This process includes:
Our Approach to Investing
The most primary tenet of investing for our clients is diversification. Investing across multiple asset classes to not only avoid the risks of being too concentrated, but also to gain exposure to segments which perform well, is a fundamental principle at Argent Bridge Advisors. Every client’s portfolio is diversified among several general sections of the investment universe. These include, among others, US stocks, international stocks, emerging market stocks, real estate, commodities, and multiple types of bonds.
Certain investment strategies are chosen because they have demonstrated an ability to retain value better during times of sustained negative market performance. For this reason, these strategies are core tenets of most client portfolios, around which the rest of the portfolio is built. They receive larger weightings than other investments because of their demonstrated focus on guarding against “downside” risk.
*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Higher Risk/Reward Strategies
On top of the Foundational Strategies, we choose investments whos’ goals are to multiply clients’ wealth in positive markets. We accept that these investment funds may assume near 100% risk of their benchmarks, so we apply them in a measured fashion. Greater than average degree of risk is only tolerated with commensurate performance.
The evolution of investment products over time has led to competitive advantages emerging for both actively managed strategies and those passive strategies meant to replicate an index. Actively managed strategies can help focus on limiting negative performance while seeking potential advantages in volatile markets. Passively managed strategies offer lower cost and can capture performance in strong markets. At Argent Bridge Advisors we believe that the merits of each are significant and that the best investment portfolio should include both.
Independent & Fee-Based
Argent Bridge Advisors is an Independent wealth management company. Being independent means that we are free to choose from almost any investment company, product type, market sector, cost structure, and tactical outlook. We do this with a mind for transparency, liquidity, and simplicity.
Independence also allows us to operate primarily on a fee basis. Besides the obvious avoidance of commission-focused sales practices, being fee-based simplifies the cost of services for the client and allows us to move forward with the goal of scaling down the cost as assets may grow. Additionally, fee-based investing encourages us to include cheaper investment vehicles like ETFs and institutional-share mutual funds.
Our pragmatic approach to investing is to start with asset allocation, focus on risk control, pick from the best investment vehicles out there, and select investments which have a superior balance of performance, risk, and cost. Follow this up with constant monitoring and periodic re-evaluation at the allocation level, investment strategy level, and right down to the client portfolio level. Investment management is just one element of financial planning and we believe our diligent, patient investment approach forges the way for client success.
Each individual's situation is unique. Individual factors such as investment objectives, goals, time horizons, risk tolerance etc are evaluated before investing.
We empower our community through education, inspiration and guidance.
Dana Hutson, Community Educator for CampaignZERO and Board Certified private patient advocate
Preventable medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer.
Argent Bridge Advisors & Caliber Home Loans for A BASKETBALL NIGHT IN ARLINGTON
Watch the Virginia Cavaliers take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech in a house divided rivalry game.
New Year, Even Better You - Wellness & Health Seminar @Argent Bridge Advisors
November 9th Secure Paper Shredding Event @Argent Bridge Advisors
Holiday Open House
Holiday Home Party with chef Matt Warsaw of Pure Perfections Catering, Kelley Freeman of Carte Blanche Events and Kelley Devlin from Cakedivas.
Karl Krietsch of JP Morgan presentation on a Guide to the Markets
Jewelry Valuation Event with Martin Fuller of Martin Fuller Appraisals
DC National Conference
As part of our community outreach Argent Bridge Advisors is hosting and facilitating seminars supporting divorcing couples through two separate initiatives:
Second Saturday® divorce seminar is a nationwide not-for-profit program supporting individuals who are separated or in the early stages of divorce. The seminar will include relevant subject matters in the discipline of family law, mediation, advocacy and finance. Our speakers include divorce attorneys, divorce therapists, mediators and our Certified Divorce Financial Analysts.
Register for August 12 3-6pm Zoom Second Saturday below:
2020 Workshop Dates:
Done with Divorce™ seminar supports anyone nearing or at the end of the property settlement and/or divorce settlement. This program is designed to share actionable next steps to transfer property, create independent financial and estate plans and generally, help moving forward. The seminar will include post-divorce planning with an estate attorney, life coach, CPA and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®.
Register for Done with Divorce on August 5th from 4-6pm below:
2020 Workshop Dates:
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Schedule a complimentary Virtual Consultation today with Argent Bridge Advisors.
In this time of social distancing we empathize with all who have serious financial decisions and general questions and concerns about what action to take during this volatile market, yet cannot plan a meeting with a CFP® professional.
We offer you a complimentary 30 minute call or Skype session to answer your planning and investment questions or simply to provide a second opinion and share potential opportunities that arise during market mispricing.
Call 833-568-4900 to schedule your complimentary session with one of our Private Wealth Advisors.
Private Wealth Advisor and Partner at Argent Bridge, Cecile Hult sits down (virtually) with Tim Royster, team lead of the Royster Hearth Group of Samson Properties, to discuss tips for eliminating risks during the ongoing financial and health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
By historical standards, the stock market volatility of the past three weeks has been unprecedented. Not only in its pace but also its daily magnitude. We experienced the second largest daily decline in the indexes since 1987… twice. And we saw the largest single day increase since 2008.
We at Argent Bridge view this as a mis-pricing of the capital markets, following the longest bull market ever(!) and accelerated by the reaction to a fast-moving humanitarian issue. Volatility of this severity happens in pockets, and to expect it to continue considerably longer we do not think is warranted.
We fully expect the dust to settle on this manic market and economic factors to eventually drive performance forward. A recession is a re-setting mechanism for valuations and for business profitability and those have to come down before they can rise again. It appears that we are in the midst of that process and there may be more to come, likely at a more measured pace.
The current economy is on a much better foundation than the recession of 2008. Corporate profits are good, but not excessive; US economic output has been slow and steady rather than being red-hot; and the capital reserves, not only in the financial system, but also of municipalities all over the country, are much more prepared, having learned from the credit crisis 12 years ago.
The economy is the driver of corporate profits and thereby the stock market. Receding from a manageable level, rather than crashing down from lofty heights could suggest the economy is situated to recovery more quickly. And since the stock market is a leading indicator of the economy, staying invested as the economy works through and out of recession is key.
As always, we stand ready to address your questions, concerns and input.
Joe Gallemore, CIMA®
Partner, Investment Management & Research
In this time of general uncertainty and some level of unease, we thought that highlighting this brochure on: how client assets are protected at Schwab would be reassuring. The link provides an overview of Schwab’s asset safety and insurance policies.
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