Choosing an Investment Advisor Partner

Creating a well-thought-out
investment program.

Pohl Consulting & Training, Inc. has a long and successful track-record of providing consulting services to help you.

How confident are you that your Trust Investment Advisor stands out as a well-thought-out program attentive to clients’ objectives and risk constraints? How consistent are you in carefully documenting and committing this to writing? How satisfied are your clients, your regulators and your shareholders with your performance? The investment advisor program may be either a key component in a Trust relationship or it may be a stand-alone service.  Either way it is an essential part of your value proposition.  Your ability to provide a comprehensive and marketable service at a reasonable profit is essential to your success.

Selecting an investment advisor partner can be a daunting task; there are many considerations that need to be evaluated prior to selecting a program.  This is not a decision that can be easily undone once rolled out to your clients, so you need to make the right decision the first time.  We have experience working with clients to help them navigate the ins and outs of the partner selection process.

Pohl Consulting and Training, Inc.’s long and successful track-record of evaluating  an investment advisor and providing consulting services to help you:

  • Analyze the feasibility of providing in-house investment capabilities or outsourcing the investment function
  • Define and establish an investment management process
  • Determine the appropriate level and method of client communication based on the client desire and your fiduciary responsibility.
  • Develop and draft an investment policy statement
  • Implement procedures consistent with the developed investment policy statement
  • Enhance the risk management aspects of the investment management processes.
  • Draft the required procedures manual
  • Ascertain the pros and cons of using mutual funds and asset allocation models as a method of providing investment services
  • Recruit qualified investment professionals.