Executive Financial Counseling for Your Senior Leaders

An innovative approach for helping your executives maximize the value of your compensation and benefit plans

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81%

of executives would gain greater peace of mind if all financial counseling services were provided by one partner

50%

of C-suite executives don’t fully understand their compensation and benefits packages

54%

of executives say that financial challenges cause them the most stress

Source : 2017 HR Report: The State of Executive Financial Counseling – AMG National Trust Bank

Impactful Advice. Simplified Administration.

You invest significant time and resources designing competitive compensation and benefits offerings. They’re arguably a talent retention necessity and executives’ largest source of financial stability and wealth creation. But many individuals lack the time or in-depth knowledge to fully integrate these offerings into their financial plans.

How can you help your executives appropriately and fully utilize their benefits and boost your ROI in the process? With Executive Financial Counseling.

Executive Financial Counseling provides your senior leaders with the personalized advice they need plus a more efficient way to manage their financial lives—giving them more time to focus on your organization’s long-term growth and profitability.

For Companies

Efficiency

One dedicated contact who serves in the executive’s best interest and tailors goals to their unique financial situation.

Attain & Retain Talent

Helping executives fully utilize their benefit and compensation packages increases their appreciation of your organization.

Objectivity

We listen first before offering solutions. Our clients receive objective advice tailored to their specific financial goals and priorities.

Risk Mitigation

Our objective advice and extensive oversight help ensure compliance with tax laws and other regulations.

Expertise

We have broad and deep wealth planning, investment, and tax expertise.

Experience

Our senior advisors have extensive investment, law, tax, financial planning, and wealth management experience.

Data Driven Results

With their financial concerns addressed, executives can focus on their professional responsibilities.

Increased Capacity

We serve as a dedicated resource for your executives, enabling your HR and benefits teams to concentrate on their other priorities.

Our clients achieve success through focus, diligence and dedication. We help them define their purpose and what matters most to them. Our collaboration includes crafting a goals-based framework that articulates their financial aspirations, priorities, and acceptable risks in order to plan, invest and maximize their legacy.”

Doug Bonaquist, Partner & Head of Corporate Business Development

Dedicated Support. Personalized Financial Counseling.

Executives work one-on-one with a dedicated counselor who has extensive knowledge of executive compensation and the vital role it plays in an individual’s current and future financial landscape.


Together, they’ll create a customized, comprehensive wealth management plan that encompasses every aspect of the executive’s financial life:

How Do We Compare

Cerity Partners EFC program

Other Programs

Fees and Commission

  • Annual account maintenance fee
  • Incentives to steer clients towards proprietary products

Investment Selection

  • Open architecture

Investment Recommendations and Fiduciary Services

  • 401(k) and other qualified plans
  • IRAs
  • Nonqualified plans
  • Personalized investment accounts

Reporting on Accounts Outside Firm

  • Stocks and fixed-income investments (cash, CDs, bonds)
  • Mutual funds and separate account money managers
  • No
  • No
  • Client choice
  • Generally, an added charge
  • In many cases, yes
  • Often firm directed
  • Not necessarily
  • Not necessarily
  • Not necessarily
  • Not necessarily
  • Not necessarily
  • Not necessarily

Adding Value Without Adding Work

Launch

EFC benefit is announced, and Cerity Partners advisors schedule introductory calls with eligible executives

Information Gathering

Cerity Partner advisor and executive discuss goals, concerns and priorities, and executive provides materials for review

Counseling Meeting

Cerity Partner advisor and executives discuss various planning topics: CP advisor makes recommendations and emails summary

Introductory Conversation

Cerity Partner advisor explains the benefit in more detail and executive elects the services

Analysis

Cerity Partner advisor examines the materials and schedules a meeting within four weeks of receiving the information

Ongoing Support

Cerity Partner advisor and executive meet no fewer than 4 times per year

We believe in investing in people and building a culture of excellence.

Curious about learning more? Let’s talk.

Tell us about yourself and your current financial situation without cost or obligation. Receive an introduction to a wealth management colleague, have a personal conversation, and get your questions answered.

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Kate Kittinger

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Curious about learning more? Let’s talk.

Tell us about yourself and your current financial situation without cost or obligation. Receive an introduction to a wealth management colleague, have a personal conversation, and get your questions answered.

By clicking “Submit”, you acknowledge that we collect your name, email address and phone number to respond to your inquiries and provide you information about our products and services in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you are a California resident, please see our CCPA Notice to California Residents.