Michael Svec CFP®
Senior Vice President
INVESTMENT CONSULTING PROCESS
Step 1: Understanding you and your expectations
One of the keys to investment success is to clearly define your objectives, your financial needs and your tolerance for risk.
Step 2: Developing a customized investment strategy and profile
Using information gathered on your personal preferences, we would design an optimal combination of diversified investments to help you achieve your goals.
Step 3: Analyzing and selecting appropriate investment alternatives
Because of my in-depth understanding of your portfolio needs, we will evaluate which investment vehicles are best suited to guide your portfolio.
Step 4: Bringing the plan together
We will present you with a range of specific investment options consistent with your personalized asset allocation that seek to help you achieve your financial objectives.
Step 5: Tracking your progress
A key to a prudent financial plan is to make sure that the client stays on track after the recommendations have been put into motion. I will closely monitor the performance of your portfolio. You and I will meet on a regular basis to discuss the progress of your investments and determine if any adjustments are needed.
I focus on helping to build and preserve wealth for high net-worth individuals and organizations, and delivering world-class service and performance by structuring custom financial plans for my clients’ complex needs. My business is driven by strategic planning; focused upon identifying strategies to major financial lifestyle issues including: education, retirement and estate planning.
The governing principal of my investment philosophy is the preservation of buying power. I structure portfolios with an emphasis on my client’s long-term goals; and therefore, advocate a disciplined approach to asset allocation (diversification). I define success as helping my clients to obtain their investment goals with the least amount of risk possible.
I have over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Prior to joining the firm, I began my financial career with Price Waterhouse in management consulting. I have built my business providing highly personalized investment advice and financial council. As a Financial Consultant, I help clients to develop strategies to manage their personal and business finances. I focus on wealth management, retirement planning, and estate planning.
I have a B. A. degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland and a M.B.A. in Finance from American University. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) and hold licenses for the following designations: Series 7, 63, 65, and 31. I am proud to have been named to the prestigious Presidents Council and Blue Chip Council of Smith Barney.
A local native, I am married to Rachel and have three daughters, Gaby, Maya and Carly and reside in Bethesda. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my children participate in sports and school activities. I am involved with the University of Maryland Alumni Association and the University of Maryland M Club (former athletes of the University). Away from the office, I enjoy reading and I am an avid golfer and runner.
Individual Investments ? Stocks ? Bonds ? Mutual Funds
Money Managers ? Corporate Retirement Plans ? Annuities
Individual Retirement Plans ? Retirement Planning ? Education Planning
Estate Planning ? Wealth Management Planning ? Lending Services
Insurance ? Long Term Care ? Risk Management
Cash Management ? Endowments and Foundations
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