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Learn More About Stephen Kovach: Financial Advisor with 30+ Years of Success2024-05-30T07:29:29+00:00
stephen kovach

With over 30 years of leadership and investment management experience across different firms, Stephen Kovach developed and implemented the strategy that launched the firm, which embodies our culture and exemplifies our values. His commitment to client service combined with industry and investment product knowledge has led the firm through progressive levels of growth and development.

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  • Harvard Law School — Executive Education | International Finance
  • Harvard Business School — Economics for Managers, Financial Accounting, Business Analytics
  • Harvard University — MA, Government
  • University of Oxford — Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in History
  • Harvard University — BA, Government

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  • CFA Institute — Regular Member 
  • CFP Board — Member number 156933 

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Empowering investors, Enriching futures

technology that exceeds your investment needs.

In today’s fast-paced financial landscape, advisors must leverage advanced technologies to optimize portfolios and deliver superior, personalized strategies for their clients. That’s why I integrate state-of-the-art financial tools and data analytics into my advisory practice, ensuring each client receives tailored, effective investment solutions.

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experience in delivering innovative solutions

Delivering innovative solutions ensures clients receive cutting-edge strategies tailored to their unique financial needs.

  • Personalized Financial Plans
  • Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Modern Portfolio Management
Extensive Expertise
Over 30 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in crafting innovative investment strategies tailored to clients' unique financial goals.
Proven Track Record
Successfully managed diverse portfolios, leveraging advanced market analysis and strategic asset allocation to deliver consistent returns.
Client-Centric Approach
Focus on personalized advisory services, ensuring each investment solution is aligned with clients' risk tolerance, financial objectives, and long-term wealth-building plans.

FAQ’s.

Empowering your wealth through knowledge

I provide you with insights and understanding to make informed financial decisions, equipping you with expert advice and tailored strategies to confidently manage your investments and achieve your financial goals.

What is financial planning?2024-05-29T05:58:38+00:00

Financial planning is a comprehensive process that helps individuals and families manage their finances to achieve their life goals. It involves creating a detailed strategy to manage your money, investments, and other financial resources.

Here are some key aspects of financial planning:

  1. Goal Setting: Identifying and prioritizing your short-term, medium-term, and long-term financial goals, such as buying a house, funding education, retiring comfortably, or starting a business.
  2. Budgeting: Develop a plan to manage your income and expenses effectively to ensure you are saving enough to meet your financial goals.
  3. Saving and Investing: Creating strategies to save money and invest in various financial instruments like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate to grow your wealth over time.
  4. Risk Management: Assessing potential risks to your financial health and implementing measures to protect against them, such as insurance (life, health, property, etc.) and emergency funds.
  5. Tax Planning: Minimizing tax liabilities through various legal strategies to maximize your after-tax income.
  6. Retirement Planning: Preparing for a financially secure retirement by determining how much you need to save and the best ways to invest your retirement funds.
  7. Estate Planning: Ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death, which may involve wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools.
  8. Debt Management: Developing strategies to manage and reduce debt effectively, including credit card debt, student loans, and mortgages.

Financial planning is not a one-time activity but an ongoing process that requires regular review and adjustment as your financial situation and goals change. Working with a professional financial planner can provide personalized advice and help you stay on track to achieve your financial objectives.

What type of experience do you have?2024-05-29T05:58:44+00:00

Here’s a overview of my professional background:

  1. Extensive Experience in Financial Planning:
    • I have dedicated my career to helping clients achieve their financial goals through comprehensive financial planning. This includes retirement planning, wealth management, tax optimization, and estate planning.
  2. Investment and Wealth Management Expertise:
    • I specialize in developing customized investment portfolios tailored to clients’ risk tolerance, financial goals, and ethical considerations. My expertise includes navigating complex financial landscapes and ensuring clients’ investments align with their long-term objectives.
  3. Client-Centric Approach:
    • My approach is centered around understanding each client’s unique situation and providing personalized advice. I focus on building long-term relationships and delivering strategies that are both effective and aligned with clients’ values.
  4. ESG and Ethical Investing:
    • I am knowledgeable in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing, offering clients options that reflect their values. This includes advising on investments that exclude sectors like oil companies, which some clients prefer to avoid.
  5. Professional Recognition:
    • My work and dedication have been recognized within the industry, highlighting my commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.

For more detailed information about my professional background and achievements, you can refer to my bio on Global Advisers.

I am dedicated to helping clients navigate their financial journeys with confidence and clarity, ensuring they achieve their financial goals and secure their future.

Why do I need an investment advisor?2024-05-29T05:58:49+00:00

An investment advisor provides invaluable guidance and expertise to help you navigate the complexities of investing and achieve your financial goals. Here are several reasons why working with an investment advisor is beneficial:

  1. Expertise and Knowledge:
    • Investment advisors have extensive training and experience in financial markets, investment strategies, and economic trends. They can provide you with informed advice and help you make sound investment decisions.
  2. Personalized Financial Planning:
    • An investment advisor will work with you to create a customized financial plan tailored to your specific goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon. This personalized approach ensures that your investments align with your unique financial objectives.
  3. Risk Management:
    • Advisors help you understand and manage the risks associated with investing. They can diversify your portfolio to minimize risk and maximize potential returns, providing you with peace of mind.
  4. Objective Perspective:
    • Emotions can often drive investment decisions, leading to mistakes. An investment advisor provides an objective perspective, helping you stay focused on your long-term goals and avoid making impulsive decisions based on market fluctuations.
  5. Time Savings:
    • Managing investments requires significant time and effort. An advisor takes on the responsibility of researching, monitoring, and adjusting your portfolio, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life.
  6. Access to Resources:
    • Investment advisors have access to a wide range of financial tools, research, and resources that individual investors may not. This access can lead to better-informed investment choices and strategies.
  7. Tax Efficiency:
    • Advisors can help you implement tax-efficient investment strategies, potentially reducing your tax liabilities and increasing your after-tax returns.
  8. Ongoing Support and Adjustments:
    • Financial markets and your personal circumstances can change over time. An investment advisor provides ongoing support, regularly reviewing and adjusting your investment plan to ensure it remains aligned with your goals.
  9. Estate and Retirement Planning:
    • Advisors can assist with comprehensive planning for retirement and estate, ensuring you have a strategy in place to secure your financial future and effectively manage the transfer of wealth.

Working with an investment advisor can enhance your financial security, provide you with professional guidance, and help you achieve your financial aspirations more efficiently and effectively.

Do you offer a free consultation?2024-05-29T05:58:54+00:00

Yes. This initial meeting allows us to understand your financial goals, assess your current financial situation, and discuss how our services can help you achieve your objectives. It’s a great opportunity for you to ask questions and get a sense of how we can work together to meet your financial needs.

What are your offerings for retirement planning?2024-05-29T05:59:23+00:00

Our retirement planning services are designed to help you achieve a financially secure and comfortable retirement. Here are the key components of our offerings:

  1. Personalized Retirement Plan Development:
    • We assess your current financial situation, including income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.
    • We work with you to define your retirement goals, such as desired retirement age, lifestyle expectations, and retirement location.
    • We create a customized retirement plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.
  2. Savings and Investment Strategies:
    • We help you determine the optimal amount you need to save for retirement.
    • We provide guidance on investment strategies to grow your retirement savings, taking into account your risk tolerance and time horizon.
    • We offer advice on retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and other investment vehicles.
  3. Social Security Optimization:
    • We analyze your Social Security benefits and recommend strategies to maximize your benefits based on your unique circumstances.
    • We help you understand the best time to start claiming Social Security to enhance your overall retirement income.
  4. Pension and Annuity Analysis:
    • If you have a pension plan, we review your options and provide advice on how to optimize your pension benefits.
    • We evaluate annuity products and recommend options that may provide a stable income stream during retirement.
  5. Tax-Efficient Retirement Planning:
    • We develop strategies to minimize your tax liabilities in retirement.
    • We provide advice on tax-efficient withdrawals from retirement accounts to maximize your after-tax income.
  6. Healthcare and Long-Term Care Planning:
    • We help you estimate healthcare costs in retirement and explore options for Medicare and supplemental health insurance.
    • We provide guidance on long-term care insurance and other strategies to protect your assets from long-term care expenses.
  7. Estate Planning:
    • We work with you to create an estate plan that ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
    • We offer advice on wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations to facilitate a smooth transfer of wealth to your heirs.
  8. Ongoing Review and Adjustments:
    • We regularly review and update your retirement plan to reflect changes in your financial situation, goals, and market conditions.
    • We provide continuous support and adjustments to ensure you stay on track to achieve your retirement goals.

Our comprehensive retirement planning services are designed to provide you with peace of mind and financial security, allowing you to enjoy your retirement years to the fullest.

Does my credit score really matter?2024-05-29T05:59:18+00:00

Yes, your credit score is very important. It plays a crucial role in various aspects of your financial life, including:

  1. Loan Approval:
    • Lenders use your credit score to determine your eligibility for loans and credit cards. A higher credit score increases your chances of approval.
  2. Interest Rates:
    • Your credit score affects the interest rates you’re offered. A higher score typically results in lower interest rates, saving you money over the life of a loan.
  3. Housing:
    • Landlords often check credit scores as part of the rental application process. A good credit score can improve your chances of securing a rental property.
  4. Employment:
    • Some employers review credit scores as part of the hiring process, especially for roles that require financial responsibility.
  5. Insurance Premiums:
    • Insurance companies may use your credit score to set premiums for auto, home, and other types of insurance. A higher score can lead to lower premiums.
  6. Utility Services:
    • Utility providers might check your credit score before setting up services. A lower score could result in higher deposits or even service denial.

Maintaining a good credit score is essential for accessing favorable financial opportunities and managing your financial health effectively.

How do I hire you as my advisor?2024-05-29T05:59:12+00:00

Hiring me as your financial advisor is a straightforward process. Here are the steps:

  1. Schedule a Free Consultation:
    • Start by scheduling a free initial consultation. This meeting allows us to discuss your financial goals, assess your current situation, and determine how I can best assist you.
  2. Discuss Your Needs:
    • During the consultation, we’ll talk about your specific needs and objectives. This includes your financial goals, risk tolerance, and any particular concerns or preferences you have.
  3. Review Services and Fees:
    • I’ll provide an overview of the services I offer and the associated fees. We’ll discuss how my services can align with your financial planning needs and goals.
  4. Sign an Agreement:
    • If you decide to proceed, we’ll sign a formal agreement outlining the scope of services, fees, and our mutual responsibilities. This ensures transparency and sets clear expectations for our working relationship.
  5. Develop Your Financial Plan:
    • Once the agreement is in place, I’ll begin working on your customized financial plan. This includes creating strategies for investments, retirement, tax planning, and any other financial areas we’ve discussed.
  6. Ongoing Support and Review:
    • After your financial plan is implemented, I’ll provide ongoing support and regular reviews to ensure your plan remains aligned with your goals. We’ll make adjustments as needed based on changes in your financial situation or market conditions.

To get started, simply contact me to schedule your free consultation. I’m looking forward to helping you achieve your financial goals.

Are you a licensed to work as a financial advisor?2024-05-29T05:59:07+00:00

Yes, I am licensed to work as a financial advisor. I hold the Series 65 license, which obligates me to act as a fiduciary. This means I am legally and ethically required to act in your best interests, providing you with trustworthy and objective financial advice.

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