Prudent, proactive, risk-averse

If you are nearing retirement, or have recently retired, avoiding significant declines to your investment portfolio is critical.

Our investment management process aims to help you achieve growth and avoid significant losses such as those experienced in 2000 and 2008.

Our proactive investment process enables us to position your portfolio to pursue long-term growth, but also enables us to shift quickly to a preservation strategy during unfavorable market cycles.

Have a Purposeful Conversation® with one of our credentialed and experienced advisors and give them the opportunity to listen to you, gain understanding of your investment needs, help you develop a well thought out plan, and successfully navigate your way into the future.

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Our advice is independent, and transparent.

We provide investment portfolio management for individuals, institutions, foundations and endowments. This includes:

  • Strategic/tactical investment management
  • Tax-efficient and tax-free income portfolios
  • Cash management
  • Preservation portfolios, and
  • Alternative investment strategies

How we manage your portfolio

Through Commonwealth Financial Network, Zeller Kern offers access to fee-based portfolio management. Our investment portfolio guidance is governed by our in-house investment committee and six-step Focused Wealth® Investment Process. We model our policies and procedures through the industry’s fiduciary standards.

We are accountable to you

We expect you to hold us accountable for our performance, and we give you the tools to do so.

Transparency of fees. We explain our fees in detail, up front. You will know exactly how we will be compensated for our services.

Detailed reporting. Each quarter, we provide a detailed performance report, enabling both of us to evaluate the results relative to your stated objectives.

Portfolio monitoring. We monitor your accounts regularly to ensure that your portfolios are secure and consistent with your goals.

Accredited Investment Fiduciaries. We are accredited investment fiduciaries which means our investment management is held to the highest level of regulatory standards and monitoring. Our operations are audited on an annual basis.