Niall J. Gannon is a Private Wealth Advisor to ultra-high-net-worth investors and lead member of the Gannon Group. His research has been featured or quoted in ten books and academic articles by other authors. He co-founded the Rev. Louis Variety, St. Louis the King. I entered the financial advisory business at the age of 23 and it was an unusual path that brought the opportunity. In the summer of , having recently been commissioned as an officer in the US Army, I was awaiting orders to report to active duty to the Armor School at Ft. Knox Tanks.
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I was doing odd jobs during this time, one of which was as a violin teacher. That was 27 years ago. I have never changed seats or firms. The investing public has been hurt by myths and errors with respect to public markets. They have been led to believe that they always go up if you have patience. The research I have been sharing in the public domain on the Efficient Valuation Hypothesis proves that stock prices are not random, nor do they perform under a gravitational force that pushes them up over time. Rather, markets and the prices of individual companies within them reflect the economics of the businesses themselves and the price an investor pays for them.
I found that stock performance over time is predictable given the price you pay and the future profits of the business. Marry this to a natural risk aversion that all of us display at times — this research allows investors to better understand the difference between stocks and bonds, risk and reward, and make better planning decisions going forward.
- Optimizing After-tax Outcomes for Taxable Portfolios.
- StonebridgeFOCUS – Why Investment Taxes Are Such a Drag!
- Medicine Management Skills for Nurses;
- Geometrical Physics in Minkowski Spacetime (Springer Monographs in Mathematics).
Treasuries and municipal bonds out-performed stocks over this time period. Most investors missed the free lunch that the bond market offered, and still fail to recognize their mistake — investing in line with the status quo rather than learning from their mistakes. I have always and will continue to fight for attractive returns on capital net of all taxes and fees.
Taxes are completely ignored by the vast majority of advisors, fund managers, and investors. You can only eat what is left after you pay taxes and fees. I have a passion for starting a new debate within the public domain about portfolio management and forward looking assumptions.
- Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
- Controlled Fusion.
- Featured Solutions;
- Account Options.
- Freedom and Value: Freedom’s Influence on Welfare and Worldly Value.
- Novel Angiogenic Mechanisms: Role of Circulating Progenitor Endothelial Cells (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology).
- مشاهدة سريعة.
- Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide;
- Niall Gannon Ultra-high-net-worth Private Wealth Advisor & Author | The Native Influence;
- Tarnished Knight (The Lost Fleet: The Lost Stars, Book 1) (US Edition).
- A Mutual Fund Alternative?
- The World According to Bertie (44 Scotland Street, Book 4).
- Average Asset Allocation For High Net Worth Investors;
Writing Tailored Wealth Management was my way to do this. Time will either prove these theories and practices to be correct OR I will have incited a new debate that brings the investment community to a better place than it finds itself presently. Study and constantly refine the investment process.
Seek out opinions of those who disagree with you. Approach the process with humility more than arrogance.
How High Net Worth Individuals Invest: Their Asset Allocation Breakdown
In August of , our model showed that equities had reached a new peak in valuation, higher than in or The Great Boom Ahead and Stocks for the Long Run were two books flying off the shelves stating that markets would roar forward after the Y2K milestone was reached. We were advising clients especially the over 50s to reduce equity exposure, pay off their mortgages, and increase allocations to lower risk assets.
Real values are referred to as inflation adjusted, because they exclude the effect of inflation over time. For the Retirement and Build Wealth goals, all projected values are in real terms, even though you may not plan on retiring or withdrawing from your portfolio for many years.
For all of these goal types, you will be defining a future date by which you want a certain amount of money. When deciding how much money you may need, you should consider that what you want may cost you more in the future. Such projected returns and income are hypothetical, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of future results. They are referenced for illustrative purposes only.
Morgan Stanley does not represent or guarantee that the projected returns or income referenced will or can be attained. Hypothetical performance results have inherent limitations. There are frequently large differences between hypothetical performance and actual performance results subsequently achieved by any particular asset allocation or trading strategy. Hypothetical performance results do not represent the investment performance of actual portfolios trading in a certain strategy and are generally designed with the benefit of hindsight and are created on the basis of certain assumptions about short and long-term risk and return forecasts of asset classes and global economic outlooks.
We make no representation or warranty as to the reasonableness of the assumptions made, or that all assumptions used to construct this projected performance have been stated or fully considered.
Investing Strategies for the High Net-Worth Investor
To the extent that the assumptions made do not reflect actual conditions, the illustrative value of the hypothetical projected performance will decrease. The projected performance shown may under or over compensate for the impact of actual market conditions and other factors, such as expenses. It cannot account for all factors associated with risk, including the impact of financial risk in actual trading or the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading strategy in the face of trading losses.
There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading strategy that cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results. For example, the risk of loss in value of a specific security, such as a stock or bond, is not the same as, and does not match, the risk of loss in a broad-market index. As such, this projected returns or income may not be a meaningful tool in determining how a strategy will actually perform.
Similarly, trading certain types of securities, such as international and emerging market, high yield and derivatives may have unique trading risks. As a result, the historical returns of an index will not be the same as a historical return of a specific security, including one that is contained in the index. Your overall goal status assesses the current probability your goal will reach its targets. There are two ways that we measure your progress towards your goal.
For a Retirement Goal, we look at your probability of reaching your target retirement income, and your probability of meeting your essential retirement income. For all other goal types, we assess your goal status based upon your probability of success.
We run Monte Carlo simulations to calculate the probability that your portfolio will perform well enough to achieve your target goal amount, assuming average market performance. For a Retirement Goal, we also offer you a second, more conservative probability of success, by looking at a lower income that would only take care of basic expenses like housing and food when you're retired. Morgan Stanley does not represent or guarantee that you will reach your target goal amount or that the projected returns or income referenced can or will be attained.
In order to recommend a Target Retirement Income for your Retirement Goal, first we take your indicated current annual income and calculate how much you could be earning by your retirement age by using historical income growth data from the U. Center for Economic and Policy and Research.
We use this information to determine your Target Retirement Income. Return and principal value of investments will fluctuate and, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investments are not FDIC insured or bank guaranteed, and investors may lose money. There is no guarantee that past performance or information relating to return, volatility, style reliability and other attributes will be predictive of future results.
Any type of continuous or periodic investment plan does not assure a profit and does not protect against loss in declining markets.
You should note that investing in financial instruments carries with it the possibility of losses and that a focus on above-market returns exposes the portfolio to above-average risk. Performance aspirations are not guaranteed and are subject to market conditions. High volatility investments may be subject to sudden and large falls in value, and there could be a large loss on realization which could be equal to the amount invested. Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not assure a profit or protect against loss. There may be a potential tax implication with a rebalancing strategy.
Please consult your tax advisor before implementing such a strategy.