The Client Experience

Independence has its benefits.

The Fiduciary Standard

Because we operate through our own Registered Investment Advisor, we are held to a regulatory framework called the fiduciary standard. This is a legal tenet that ensures all independent advisors act exclusively in the best interest of each of their clients, and it precludes any conflicts of interest or incentives that could motivate advice that is not to the advantage of the individual.

The Fiduciary Standard

Because we operate through our own Registered Investment Advisor, we are held to a regulatory framework called the fiduciary standard. This is a legal tenet that ensures all independent advisors act exclusively in the best interest of each of their clients, and it precludes any conflicts of interest or incentives that could motivate advice that is not to the advantage of the individual.

Control and Customization

We are not beholden to any entity, whether it’s a service provider or parent company, and as such we are not restricted or incentivized in our process for serving clients. As a Registered Investment Advisor, we have more freedom, greater flexibility and an enhanced capacity to customize our service to the needs of each client.

Longevity and Legacy

We believe the independent structure of our firm is closely aligned with our clients’ needs and with our long-term vision for AEGIS Financial. Our aim is that the longevity we’re building will also align with the long-term vision our clients have for their own wealth and their own families.

Greater Access

Over the years we have added new office locations and expanded our clients’ access to investment solutions and 401(k) services that were previously outside of our core service offering. As we continue down this path, we’ll be looking out for opportunities to enhance our offering even further.

As a Registered Investment Advisor, we have more freedom, greater flexibility and an enhanced capacity to customize our service to the needs of each client.

William Bowman, CPA
President, AEGIS Financial

A 4-Tier Offering

Building on the basics of what other investment firms offer, our depth of expertise allows us to go beyond our core investment management service. We’ve structured our firm to deliver an additional three levels of planning and advice.

A 2-to-1 Service Approach

Because we operate through our own Registered Investment Advisor, we are held to a regulatory framework called the fiduciary standard. This is a legal tenet that ensures all independent advisors act exclusively in the best interest of each of their clients, and it precludes any conflicts of interest or incentives that could motivate advice that is not to the advantage of the individual.

The AEGIS Process

We take a true team approach, so that you can gain the value of working with a range of qualified professionals, while maintaining a very personal experience throughout the relationship.

The AEGIS Process
  1. Discovery
    Your financial circumstances and goals are the focus of our first meeting.
    • Guided Goal Discussion
    • AEGIS Discovery Exercise
    • Wealth Discussion Guides
    • Financial Life Workbook
  2. Wealth & Tax Analysis
    We collect the data we need, begin identifying suitable wealth strategies, and perform and analysis of your opportunities to save on tax.
    • Documents and Data Checklist
    • AEGIS Tax Gap Analysis
  3. Plan Presentation & Tax Strategy
    We present your Financial Life Plan and proposed strategies.
    • AEGIS Tax Gap Summary
    • Investment Policy Statement
    • Financial Life Plan
    • Strategy Fact Sheet
  4. Financial Life Plan Implementation
    We help carry out the implementation of your plan.
    • Implementation Checklist and Timeline
    • Tax Restructure
    • 24/7 Communication Plan
    • Set-up of online account access
  5. Proactive Plan Management
    We initiate an active process to keep your plan relevant.
    • Performance Reporting
    • Annual Stakeholders Meeting
    • Wealth Transition Guide
    • Financial Life Plan Revision Summary
The AEGIS Process Diagram
Discovery
Your financial circumstances and goals are the focus of our first meeting.
  • Guided Goal Discussion
  • AEGIS Discovery Exercise
  • Wealth Discussion Guides
  • Financial Life Workbook
Wealth & Tax Analysis
We collect the data we need, begin identifying suitable wealth strategies, and perform and analysis of your opportunities to save on tax.
  • Documents and Data Checklist
  • AEGIS Tax Gap Analysis
Plan Presentation & Tax Strategy
We present your Financial Life Plan and proposed strategies.
  • AEGIS Tax Gap Summary
  • Investment Policy Statement
  • Financial Life Plan
  • Strategy Fact Sheet
Financial Life Plan Implementation
We help carry out the implementation of your plan.
  • Implementation Checklist and Timeline
  • Tax Restructure
  • 24/7 Communication Plan
  • Set-up of online account access
Proactive Plan Management
We initiate an active process to keep your plan relevant.
  • Performance Reporting
  • Annual Stakeholders Meeting
  • Wealth Transition Guide
  • Financial Life Plan Revision Summary

How much could you save with a tax-oriented wealth plan?

Financial Life Plan

Your Financial Life Plan is at the center of our tax-oriented planning process. Incorporating multiple professionals, intuitive planning software and exclusive AEGIS experience tools, your Financial Life Plan helps tie all your various wealth strategies together. It is the common thread keeping all your personal priorities organized and on track.

Service is absolutely essential to wealth advice. Each of our clients has at least two team members dedicated to them at all times, and our entire team is held to high standards of personal accessibility and communication.

Kristie Hennes
Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Operations

Vision

To consistently help enhance quality of life and make an impact in the lives of individuals, families and community neighbors.

Mission

We are called to devote our time and energy on long term wealth strategies that help prepare you for life’s challenges and opportunities.

Values

Client Connection [best interest and livelihood]
Team Collaboration [strength in numbers]
Conservative Strategies [management of risk before management of returns]
Integrity [utmost honesty]
Listening [understand fully]
High Standards [exceed expectations in customer service]
Giving [support for others and our community]
Confidence in Beliefs [strong, unbiased advice based on what we believe is good/beneficial]

Insights from the Specialized Professionals

Tax expertise runs deep at AEGIS. We regularly share strategies, ideas and tips to help you build and manage your wealth tax-efficiently.

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