“Our greatest satisfaction comes from helping other people get what they want in life.”
— New Albany Wealth Management
Michael Platte and Lance White have been recognized as
- Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2018
New Albany Wealth Management is an exclusive, boutique team offering a highly personalized approach for simplifying the challenges that come with protecting, growing and transitioning wealth. Providing a tailored experience, our disciplined process focuses on helping you define and achieve your goals wherever you are in life.
Select business owners and entrepreneurs, senior executives, doctors, and their families choose us because we provide:
- The comfort and confidence that comes from a team who truly cares about you
- The accountability of a committed, tech-savvy network of financial professionals dedicated to each generation of your family
- Access and service, combined with the full resources of a global research and investment leader
Integrating your entire financial world
Our goals-based approach to planning can help you see the connections between all aspects of your financial world, including investments, banking, lending, insurance, trust and estate planning strategies, and philanthropy.
How can a financial plan help clarify what I want out of life?
Describing what it is you want out of life is a powerful exercise in and of itself. It gives you a vision to aspire to and helps keep you more focused on your goals. We help our clients clarify and prioritize their aspirations, put them down into a written plan and then work together to track and reach their goals.
What do I need to do to reach my goals?
From our extensive planning process, we’ll help identify the potential gaps and roadblocks to achieving your goals. We’ll then determine the appropriate actions that need to be taken. For example, we may find that your aspirations are vulnerable to a substantial price change in a concentrated stock holding, a costly healthcare scenario or a particular need to support a family member.
What about estate planning and the impact on my taxes?
If maximizing what you pass on to your heirs is a primary consideration, we offer strategies that are appropriate to your unique situation. In addition, your investing success and rates of return should always be considered on an after-tax basis. By working with your tax professionals, we can help take measures that may minimize the drag of taxes.
What about philanthropy?
We’ll work with you and family members on a holistic philanthropic plan for each generation. Our advice addresses tax-efficient investment strategies, your current charitable goals and contributions and access to local organizations.
New Albany Scholars
Motivated by the opportunity to provide students K-12 with personal interactions with inspiring authors, New Albany residents Carolyn & Lance White initiated New Albany Scholars by establishing an endowment fund with the New Albany Community Foundation. To touch every student and promote a love of reading, the endowed program brings an author to each school building as selected by the teaching staff on an annual basis.
New Albany Community Foundation
Our foundation is dedicated to building the most respected community in America through partnerships that generate resources for transformational investments in education, health, the arts and environment.
Helping you protect principal and achieve your priorities
Our advice is grounded in helping to preserve and grow wealth and explicitly matching your assets to your objectives. That’s why we can diversify your asset allocation to match your unique situation and comfort with risk.
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How will you determine my proper asset allocation?
Through our comprehensive due diligence and planning process, we craft an asset allocation that stays true to your risk vs. return objectives and maintains an opportunistic eye toward investments and changes in the market.
What about diversification?
By listening and aligning with your goals, we focus on strategies that can help mitigate risk and build diversified portfolios across asset classes. To help protect your portfolio within an asset class, we take precautions to avoid excessive investment concentrations or positional risk.
How will you monitor and track performance?
As we implement your investment strategy, we communicate regularly and track performance, rebalancing and making adjustments for life changes and economic conditions. In addition, we meet quarterly with investment managers to review portfolio structure and strategy going forward.
Understanding your family
Engaging each generation
Our team of professionals understands the connection between wealth and family. We’re committed to helping protect the financial independence of your entire family.
How will you work with my whole family?
We help you navigate the intersection of family, business, finance and legacy by building strategies that serve current generations and yet are flexible enough to meet the needs of future generations.
Can you help educate the next generation?
We are a team of tech-savvy, early adopters who keep a finger on the pulse of the markets. By offering financial education to each generation, we help address family issues ranging from financial education to wealth transfer and preservation strategies to philanthropic pursuits.
What about insurance and the costs of healthcare?
We address the significance of rising healthcare costs and the importance of long term care planning. We objectively analyze all your current insurance policies such as life, long-term care, and disability income insurance to determine whether they meet your current and future needs.
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Building long-lasting relationships
Thoughtful and accountable, we understand each client has a unique situation with diverse needs. With a full range of services, our aim is to be helpful in every aspect of your financial life.
UBS’s worldwide wealth management industry recognition
Best Global Wealth Manager Euromoney, 2017, 2016, 2015
Best Research and Asset Allocation Advice Euromoney, 2017, 2016, 2015
Best Services for Philanthropy and Social Impact Investing Euromoney, 2017, 2016, 2015
Best Services for Succession Planning Advice and Trusts Euromoney, 2017, 2016, 2015
What can I expect from your team?
We offer high-touch support that anticipates your needs and helps simplify your life. We bring together the boutique services of a dedicated team with the global resources of one of the world’s largest wealth management firms.
How often will I hear from you?
We provide comprehensive investment reviews of your financial assets and related income. These reviews are an excellent planning tool and are available on request or at regular intervals (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually) depending upon your needs. If you are actively involved in day-to-day market developments, we can provide you with online access to your account and our research.
What about my other legal and tax advisors?
We work closely with your accountants, attorneys and trusted advisors, as well as our network of financial specialists within and outside UBS. That way, we can incorporate all perspectives into one integrated approach.