Products and Client Services
A Duncan-Williams Financial Advisor serves as the gateway to a comprehensive array of cutting-edge financial products and services. The institutional-caliber investments and financial services we offer traditionally have been reserved for large companies and highly affluent individuals. We offer them to you in the belief that your success deserves the best our industry can provide.
Asset Management: If you are building a business or pursuing other interests, you may prefer to entrust the management of your wealth to a full-time professional. Your Financial Advisor can construct a diversified investment portfolio that responds to your distinctive needs and goals. We can also help you select one or more independent portfolio managers with well-defined investment approaches, excellent reputations and track records of success.
Business services: Duncan-Williams offers a number of specialized services to business owners and senior executives. Ask your Financial Advisor about programs such as 401(k) plans and other retirement benefit services, business succession planning, corporate investment management and stock ownership planning.
Education Planning: Your Financial Advisor can recommend the most effective ways to build the capital you will need to fund college or graduate school for your children or grandchildren, including tax-advantaged programs such as 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.
Executive Services: For those who occupy the executive suite, we provide high-value support for equity compensation programs, stock purchase plans, employee stock option exercises, restricted and controlled stock sales and transfers.
Financial Planning: Each of our clients has traveled a different path to financial success. That’s why we believe that your investment program must be as distinctive as you are. Your Financial Advisor employs sophisticated tools to create a road map to your financial future that strives to avoid the potholes and reach your destination as quickly as your individual circumstances allow.
Retirement plan management: We help individuals, self-employed professionals and businesses manage the responsibilities of implementing, maintaining and taking distributions from retirement programs ranging from personal IRAs to complex corporate-sponsored plans. For those who have begun taking distributions, we offer IRA Resource Checking, a free check-writing service for Traditional IRAs, Rollover IRAs or Traditional Spousal IRAs.
Trust Network Services: If your finances include trusts, foundations or estates, your Financial Advisor can help you choose from a full menu of services from some of the nation’s premier trust companies.
Online Account Access: Our website gives you convenient, real-time access to quotes, news, research and account information. In addition, for those seeking to reduce clutter, online access to your account statements, trade confirmations and tax statements can eliminate the need for paper copies.
Cash Management: To maximize the earning potential of every dollar, it makes sense to consolidate your assets within a single, turnkey account. Our ProCash Plus account combines investments, checking, and MasterCard services to centralize and simplify your day-to-day cash management activities.
Insurance and Annuities: If your goals include tax-advantaged growth or income, preservation of assets, protection of business or personal interests, or security for your heirs, our firm’s relationships with some of the nation’s leading insurance companies enable us to offer you the insurance plans or annuities that may be right for you.
Stocks, bonds and funds: As a securities firm with a national presence, Duncan-Williams can provide unimpeded access to the securities and investment vehicles you require. We offer stocks traded on all of the national and regional exchanges and over the counter. We carry an extensive inventory of taxable and tax-exempt bonds representing the full range of maturities and credit ratings. We provide access to the entire universe of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and unit investment trusts. For more sophisticated investors, we give you entrée to stock options, managed futures, structured products and alternative investments, such as hedge funds.