Case Study #2

Certis was hired by a family who realized its wealth through the IPO and eventual sale of a company that was co-founded by our client.  Our mandate for this family is primarily a portfolio management focus.  The family also has a family foundation, and we interact with the lawyers and accountants for the purposes of annual and long term tax and estate planning.  The 2nd generation is still fairly young and we are just beginning the process of coaching on financial topics.

The investment outlook for this client is fairly conservative, with municipal bonds comprising the largest portion of the portfolio.  We have built a laddered national portfolio to account for the fact that there is limited issuance from their home state in the muni market.  Additional investments include corporate bonds, public equities, hedge funds, master limited partnerships and private equity.