We offer a wide range of products and services for both personal and corporate clients, which are designed to maximise your ability to achieve financial planning success.
The Wealth Navigation System
Your support and work is fee based which means you are in control of the advice process and no work is done until those fees are agreed. We are able to provide tailored financial solutions by considering all the products relevant to you.
As you would expect any fee is agreed prior to each stage. You, as a current client or prospective client, can exit at any stage ensuring you maintain control of the whole process.
- Step 1: Initial Meeting / Consultation: We meet a client for the first time and explain how Sky Blue Wealth Management operate plus we go through the range of services that we can offer you and your Family. The initial meeting is free of charge and provides an opportunity for you to understand how we work with you plus provides a platform to decide if we both want to work together.
- Step 2: Financial Plan: We would sit down and complete a thorough analysis of where everything is for you at this time through a financial plan. This also allows us to discuss and agree your financial objectives, goals and the time-lines to achieve these objectives. From here we would establish a plan about how we execute the financial plan.
- Step 3: Implementation: We set things in motion the items discussed through the completion of the financial plan. In some instances clients may want us to fulfil certain parts agreed in our discussions through Step 1 and 2 which we can implement on agreement with you. The key is ensuring that you start the process to change habits to get things on track.
- Step 4: Reviews: An essential part of building a relationship with a financial planner is to review your affairs regularly. Regular reviews allows us to press the reset button and review things with fresh eyes to ensure that you continue to face the future with confidence.
The Sky Blue Wealth Management Investment Policy Committee
The Sky Blue Wealth Management Investment Policy Committee meets regularly to ensure that the information clients receive remains up to date and relevant.
The growth of assets depends upon our unrestricted access to all investment options on our clients behalf as we work for them. Being independent advisers provides our clients with the best possible framework for the service we offer any restriction would compromise our support of you.
We are not predicting the market and its future we are simply helping you capture the market returns our clients deserve based on their exposure to risk in the most cost efficient way possible.
The Sky Blue Wealth Management Investment Philosophy
This sets out our investment philosophy, it explains what we do with our clients money and why. We believe that if our clients know what to expect from us and from their investments we will have a more productive relationship.
Our philosophy is based upon several key beliefs about financial markets. These beliefs lead us to construct carefully structured investment portfolios that are designed to meet the investment needs of our clients.
Our beliefs are that:
Capitalism is what underpins the world’s economy and is overwhelmingly the most successful economic model that mankind has devised. The free market is a simple mechanism that brings together ideas for products and services, and the finance required to get them off the ground.
People who invest in an enterprise are taking a risk with their capital and are therefore entitled to share any financial rewards – just as they should accept any losses. This simple principle is followed in every corner of the world from the dusty markets of third-world villages to the board rooms of the world’s richest corporations. In more sophisticated markets, the rules of this process are codified by formal capital markets and most investors participate through tightly regulated exchanges of shares and bonds.
Risk and Return are Related:
We believe it is impossible to improve your investment return without taking more risk. In other words, the potential for financial loss you expose yourself to in taking a risk is also the reason you earn a return. There is good risk and bad risk and higher exposure to the right risk factors leads to higher expected returns, but is no guarantee of them. Risk is the premium investors pay for the expectation of a greater return.
Our role as your adviser is first to identify which risks offer consistently higher expected returns and which do not, and then to offer you exposure to those risks in a structured, disciplined and cost effective way.
Capital markets are the best mechanism we have to calculate the value of an asset. Many investors believe they are able to price assets more accurately than the market. They perform research and analysis to arrive at a price for an asset. If the market price is below their calculated price they might buy that asset to make a profit when it rises.
But however carefully they make their calculation; it is never more than an estimate upon which they base a prediction. Some estimates will be right; some estimates will be wrong.
Very few people are able to make consistently accurate estimates over a reasonable period of time so we do not use predictions about markets or prices in our portfolios. This principle applies across our investment philosophy which means we do not buy individual stocks we think will outperform the market; or weight investments towards countries or regions we expect to do well. Instead we use investment funds with broad exposure to the whole market and allocate assets to countries in proportion to their relative size in the global market.
We therefore accept that the market, powered by the wealth-generating capability of capitalism, provides an adequate rate of return. We do not try to beat the market with predictions; instead we harness the returns of the market through discipline and structure.
Diversification is Essential:
Diversification is the principle of spreading your investment risk around. Our investment portfolios therefore hold the shares and bonds of many companies and governments in many countries around the world. Because we believe in the power of capital markets rather than individual predictions or judgements, we are able to invest our clients’ assets in many thousands of individual investments. This means the negative and positive influence of each individual investment is reduced, producing, on aggregate, less risk in our portfolios.
Effective solutions in plain language
I met Graham, by way of recommendation from one of his former colleagues and I have never looked back. It takes a certain kind of person to deliver clear, unemotional and factual assessments, opinions, recommendations and planning and Graham is that kind of person. Over the time I have known him, our relationship has grown, from the solid and well structured beginning, to what is now a complete financial planning service, supported with sound advice and guidance. That is why I had absolutely no hesitation in moving my financial affairs management to Sky Blue Wealth Management, as no one else has been able to understand my needs and provide effective solutions in plain language, supported in an understandable format and delivered in such a personable manner.