You’re Different. So We’re Different.
We’re forward thinkers focused on addressing the needs of founders and entrepreneurs. We’ve been there, we’ve helped others and we’ve developed the solutions to meet your needs. Let us be your quarterback.
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Our relationships and network provide our clients with access to opportunities usually reserved only for institutional investors and large family offices.
Keystone is honored to be recognized as a leader in the wealth management industry. This reflects our commitment to delivering excellent service and value to our clients.
Everyone’s situation is unique. We will help you develop, clarify, and plan for your financial goals and priorities and ensure your wealth is effectively utilized to achieve them. Do more, give more, enjoy more, impact more, worry less.
Our role is to structure your portfolio to meet your financial goals. Our investment philosophy is rooted in decades of academic research, not speculation and emotions. As your partner, we’ll help you navigate the ever-changing markets and keep you grounded and focused on what really matters.
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DECEMBER 11, 2019 STARTUPS, TAX
Founders, entrepreneurs, and tech executives in the know realize they may be able to avoid paying tax on all or part of the gain from the sale of stock in their companies — assuming they qualify.
NOVEMBER 26, 2019 INVESTMENT, STARTUPS, TAX, ESTATE, PHILANTHROPY
Whether you’re a founder, an early employee or an executive, the possibility of an exit offers extraordinary financial possibilities. I recommend breaking your planning into two separate phases to reduce overwhelm and maximize your wealth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What services do you provide?
- Will you help me solve any and all financial problems I may encounter?
Yes, and it’s likely we’ve helped others solve similar problems as well. Financial issues such as tax, estate, business sales, QSBS, 401(k) plans, IRS audits, family deaths, disability, real estate, debt, social security, Medicare, health insurance, college, gifting and almost any other financial issue imaginable.
- What types of clients do you specialize in?
We work with on tech entrepreneurs, founders, early employees and multi-generational families. See our client profiles
- Why would I choose you as my advisor and not do it myself?
There’s certainly a possibility that if you put enough focus and energy into it, you could do it all yourself. But like everyone else, your time is limited and should be spent enjoying time with family and growing your business. We’re here to free up your life while leveraging our wealth of experience in addressing concerns, presenting solutions and working toward your financial goals.
- What are the benefits of working with an independent advisor compared to a bank or large advisory firm?
Our independent and conflict-free approach allows us to find the best solutions for our clients. This gives you the advantage since larger firms might be compelled to make specific recommendations, sell proprietary products or may be restricted in the advice and services they offer. We offer guidance customized to your needs and goals which is a personalized level of service, care and attention larger firms just can’t provide.
- Where do you keep my money and how can I see it?
For your convenience and safety, we use Charles Schwab as the custodian for the majority of our client assets. Schwab administers trillions of dollars in assets, and we trust them to care for yours as well. As custodian, Schwab holds your funds and provides direct reporting to you. Your funds will be held in accounts under your name, and they can be viewed anytime online at Schwab.
- How do you help clients implement their financial plans?
We firmly believe that even the best financial plan is of little value until it’s implemented. To help you achieve your goals, without feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the noise along the way, we will work together to make the necessary decisions then we take care of the execution.
- Do you use proprietary funds?
At Keystone, we do not use proprietary products. We do not receive commissions or backend fees from any third parties. We do not earn compensation for recommending one fund vs. another. We believe this allows us to have an unbiased framework to select the best investments for you and to give you advice tailored to your needs, not ours.
- Are your recommendations truly in my best interest?
As an SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm, we are held to a fiduciary standard, which legally requires us to do what is in our clients’ best interests. This differs drastically from some of our competitors, who are only held to the “suitability standard” meaning, that our competitors can make recommendations that are suitable, but may not be in the clients’ best interests. Our commitment to honest and ethical behavior has allowed us to build deep trusted relationships with our clients
- What are all the different ways you get paid?
We are only paid via one management fee. We believe this allows us to have an unbiased framework to select the best investments for you and to give you advice tailored to your needs, not ours.
We believe compensation drives behavior, and the way someone is paid influences the work they do. Many financial firms have complex fee arrangements, we do not.