What To Expect When You Hire a Fiduciary Consultant
Carl E. Sera, CMT
April 21, 2023
Fiduciary consultants are individuals or organizations with the legal duty to act in the client’s best interest. They create a trustworthy bond with a client while avoiding conflicts of interest. Fiduciary financial advisors must recommend investments and other financial planning that fits their client’s needs.
The person or entity required to act as a fiduciary holds responsibilities assigned to them or holds specific roles within their line of profession. They’re necessary for their high level of trust, such as trustees owning fiduciary duties to beneficiaries or board members with specific fiduciary duties to their companies. Here’s what you should expect when hiring a fiduciary consultant.
Questions To Ask Your Fiduciary
When hiring a fiduciary consultant, you should prepare questions to guide you in the right direction regarding your financial goals. Some questions you should ask include the following:
- Where and how much money should I invest?
- When and how much money do I need?
- How much should I invest for short and long-term goals?
- Can I afford retirement?
- What is my existing net worth?
It’s best to inquire about the consultant’s profession, how they’ll work alongside you, the services they can provide, their investment philosophy, and their investment performance tracking. You don’t want to hire a fiduciary consultant on a whim.
Benefits of Fiduciary Consultants
Some benefits to expect when hiring a fiduciary consultant include full disclosure by being compliant with the rules and regulations of their governing body. They can give you access to any information that’s relevant to your investments.
Fiduciary consultants can help you increase your saving potential. They’ll prepare you for retirement by maximizing your savings through accountability, behavioral coaching, and a personalized financial strategy. Your consultant will also free up additional funds and put them toward your savings.
Finding the Right Fiduciary
When choosing a fiduciary consultant, do your research and consider your options. You’ll want to find a consultant who understands your financial situation and lifestyle. Furthermore, their personality and style should align with your interests; how they seem like on paper may not reflect them in person.
If you’re looking for a professional fiduciary consultant, we can help. Our experienced, fee-only fiduciary consultants at Sera Capital can guide you in the right direction with your highly appreciated assets for better savings and retirement goals. Schedule a 30-minute call with us today if you have any questions.
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