Passion for the Profession.
“Our firm is based on helping clients see the big picture of the financial decisions they face; not just whether and how to execute a transaction. In rendering this advice, we’ve tried to eliminate all traces of conflicts of interest that would taint our judgment and advice. We try to remove both the emotion and drudgery from our client’s financial lives so they can enjoy the things that really matter and confidently approach the realization of goals that give real meaning to their lives.”
Rick has been deeply involved in the development of financial planning as a profession, serving as Chair of the Board of Governors and Board of Practice Standards for the profession’s regulatory body, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Rick has provided strategic planning and advice to clients for over thirty years. He has spoken to financial planning conferences all over the country on both ethical issues and portfolio design incorporating academic quantitative research with more recent studies on behavioral finance. He has written books and software related to portfolio design within a financial planning framework. Additionally, he developed the Risk Capacity IndexSM, which measures the level of risk appropriate in client portfolios based on their actual facts and circumstances.
It’s not all about work.
Rick and his wife Maureen, who was a Music Teacher for over thirty years, have two daughters and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, traveling, landscaping and providing service to non-profit organizations.
Throughout his career, Rick has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, the Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board at UAMS, and The Anthony School Board of Trustees.
“My goal has been to do my part in helping financial planning develop as a recognized profession, making a real difference in people’s lives. Additionally, I’ve always wanted to be a part of a collegial firm, composed of other professionals who share a common vision for ethics, fairness and professional service to clients. I’ve been fortunate to witness both of these dreams move forward in a meaningful way.”