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IFP Research is central to the IFP investment process. A complete assessment and understanding of our clients' objectives, risk tolerance and current asset allocation are fully analyzed before moving forward with a shared course of action. Once the investment portfolio is implemented, our research team and your advisor actively monitor all aspects of your portfolio and are available to respond to any questions. Investment portfolios are reviewed semi-annually with clients so that any opportunities or issues can be discussed and rebalancing occur when recommended.
IFP Research conducts a yearly macro outlook review initiated with research from multiple leading institutions. Our macro outlook is further shaped by our own independent research and analysis within our Investment Advisory Group where our experts discuss major global market trends and share their expert yet candid views. While consensus is important, we welcome contradicting viewpoints supported by further data, documentation and discussion so that our advisors have a more complete array of insights from which to make recommendations. Our macro outlook is stress tested and tracked quarterly.
Once a strategy has been chosen, potential funds and fund managers are vetted for suitability. This process includes but is not limited to the following steps and upfront critical research:
Portfolio implementation utilizes the macro outlook, IFP Investment Advisory Group commentary and asset allocation analysis to identify optimal asset classes and appropriate weightings for each risk tolerance (e.g., increase inflation sensitive asset classes for retirees; increase equity exposure for longer term orientations). The core components of this phase include diligent review of:
Opportunities and challenges may arise at any time. Our investment team is constantly monitoring potential market influencers such as:
As data and information are updated, we conduct ongoing portfolio optimization modeling and review, update forecasts and rebalance portfolios when appropriate.
Communication is a key component to ensuring our clients feel secure and confident about their investments. We are strong advocates of the fiduciary standard and believe in transparent communication. Goals, performance and benchmarks are shared regularly with clients regularly so that objectives are clear, progress is tracked and accountability standards are met.
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100+ Years of ExperienceEstablished in 1909, Independence Financial Partners' history is a testament to our dedication to our clients. Today, our full service firm serves Southern New England from its main offices in Warwick, Rhode Island and Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
About UsIndependence Financial Partners has been helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals for over 100 years.