Private Client Group

With over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Duncan-Williams, Inc. is uniquely positioned to address the specific needs of individual investors. Whether you are just beginning to think about an investment plan or you need advice with a complicated estate planning situation, Duncan-Williams’ Private Client Group professionals offer the expertise you need, and our Financial Advisors are trained to assist you with all aspects of your financial goals.

A Client-Centric Approach

Your Duncan-Williams Financial Advisor works closely with you to understand your concerns before you invest, recommends appropriate solutions to your financial needs and goals, monitors your portfolio over time, and makes periodic adjustments to keep you on track.

As part of your relationship with Duncan-Williams, you can expect your Financial Advisor to apply a four-step approach to managing your wealth:

  1. 1. Discover your investment needs, goals and attitudes. Your relationship with Duncan-Williams begins with a discovery process—an in-depth dialogue with your Financial Advisor to identify your short- and long-term goals, your concerns, the structure of your current holdings and your attitudes toward risk.

  2. 2. Create a custom-tailored financial plan. Because Duncan-Williams is a full-service securities firm, there is no limit to the range of solutions we can provide. Your Financial Advisor can draw on our resources to allocate your assets among investments for growth, income and liquidity. We can help you get on track toward specific goals, such as retirement or funding an education. We can help you manage assets that are part of a trust or foundation. We can help you maximize the rewards of executive compensation programs. We can even help you maximize the impact of your philanthropic activities.

  3. 3. Implement your decisions.Your Financial Advisor has access to a team of research professionals who can recommend the specific investments likely to achieve your goals. Our fixed-income professionals uncover opportunities for income, growth and safety through taxable and tax-free bonds from hundreds of government, corporate and municipal issuers. Our investment strategists also provide in-depth coverage of the developments that move the economy and financial markets.

  4. 4. Monitor your progress and make adjustments. Your financial needs will change over time. Likewise, conditions in the financial markets tend to shift along with economic cycles and world events. Your Financial Advisor is committed to ensuring that your investment portfolio adapts to these changing circumstances. Periodic portfolio reviews are designed to make certain that you remain on track toward your goals, and that your investment portfolio is positioned for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.