Preparing for the Next Bear Market

One of the more difficult lessons we learn as financial advisors is that our clients tend to forget the level of anxiety, and in some cases, absolute terror, that accompany bear markets. This bout of forgetfulness typically accompanies bull markets, or in the recent case, very long bull markets.  Those advisors who guided clients through…

How PRISM Helped One Advisor Retire In Two Years… And Protected His Clients In The Process

As 2018 winds down, we would like to acknowledge the achievement of a significant milestone: the five year anniversary of our continuity and succession solution, PRISM. Pinnacle Advisor Solutions was founded in 2011 with a simple mission: to support the needs of independent advisors. We began by offering access to our investment management, financial planning…

Four Things Affluent Investors Must Know About Risk Management

Sophisticated investors pay attention when someone brings up the topic of portfolio risk management. Affluent investors are often the most risk averse, perhaps because they have already accumulated enough money during their lifetime to achieve their financial planning objectives. Having reached their accumulation goals, they don’t want to lose their hard-earned gains because the financial…