FAQs & Info
|# of TCM Clients||Assests Under Management||Total|
|148||$150,000 – $1,000,000||$98,412,905|
|194||$150,000 – $5,000,000||$182,246,121|
Most TCM clients hold multiple accounts (193 clients have 845 accounts).
The majority of our clients fall between the ages of 45 and 75.
The average client age is 58.
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I have been extremely fortunate to have mentors who have played a major role in shaping who I am today. David Trent is one of those few who have played a tremendous role in my personal development.
While I was growing up he told me the people you spend time with and the books you read will make you into the person you will become. I have no doubt this advice and the resources David has provided me through the years have been integral to my personal successes.
David has simply become one of the biggest influences in my life. He has exceptional drive, focus, energy and passion. Over the last few years he has taught me several methods of how to grow my business and cultivate my personal life. He is a very busy man and didn’t have to help me, but we both and rewarding offerings from each conversation. He sends me weekly wisdom emails, partakes in monthly phone conversations, and provides endless business brainstorming sessions with me. He even provides me with books, and has taken me on trips!
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We primarily work with people who recognize that they don’t have the time or temperament to handle their own financial affairs. These are people who desire to work with a trustworthy financial advisor rather than a commission-based salesperson.
A large number of our clients are teachers, nurses, and college professors. We’re very familiar with the investment options in their tax sheltered annuities and 403b programs, and we help them avoid costly mistakes often made by others handling their own finances. We also work with several business owners and a diverse range of professionals.
Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds, but they have many things in common. They’re educated and successful, and they seek guidance in managing their accumulated wealth. We help them define what they want and provide financial solutions so that they can lead more prosperous and fulfilling lives. Our clients appreciate the rewards of hiring TCM because we simplify their lives and free up time to have fun, travel, and pursue their hobbies and passions.
The greatest advantage we have over many financial planners, stockbrokers and insurance agents is our independence. Employees of larger brokerage firms or insurance companies are highly encouraged to sell their own proprietary products, which can possibly have expensive and confusing fee structures. However, this may not be in the best interest of the client. TCM, on the other hand, is a fee-only advisory firm and has no proprietary products or sales quotas. We are advice-based and service-minded.
We assure our clients that we’re large enough to serve them, yet small enough to know them. Impeccable client service is the highest priority. Our clients choose to do business with TCM because of our attention to detail and the exceptional service we provide. When you call, you can expect and will receive prompt, courteous service.
First, we believe that any sound retirement strategy and investment plan must be tailored to, and aligned with, the specific needs of each client. Therefore, we spend a tremendous amount of time listening to our clients in order to fully understand their objectives. Only through attentive listening and individualized planning can we help them match their finances with their visions and goals. Second, we believe any wealth preservation or wealth building strategy must encompass asset allocation and diversification. Finally, we establish business relationships that are founded upon the highest levels of trust, integrity and service. Seeing our clients financially succeed is of utmost importance.
Most of us encounter strong emotions when dealing with money issues, and understandably so; money is tied to our feelings of success, safety, and self-worth, and it leaves an impact on our lives and freedoms. The trouble comes when emotions drive investment behavior. Emotions often spark reactive, short-term decisions that end up being counterproductive to long-term financial security. In the 1990′s, it was all about greed. Now, it’s all about fear. The media’s portrayal of market instability makes people really concerned about their financial future. In good times, and in challenging times like these, people need a competent and caring advisor who can serve as a buffer between their emotions and investment behavior.
Our clients assets remain in the clients name at The Charles Schwab Corporation and are insured up to $100 million against potential losses resulting from brokerage firm’s insolvency or liquidation.
Trent Capital Management has selected Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) as primary custodian for our clients’ accounts. Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisory firms like ours and includes the custody, trading and support services of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Having Schwab act as custodian for client assets provides us access to a wide range of services that help us serve our clients.
Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisory firms like ours and includes the custody, trading and support services of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). They are the leading provider of those services to independent investment advisors, and have more than 20 years of experience serving independent advisors. Schwab was a pioneer in the business of exclusively serving independent, fee-based investment advisors and their clients.
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Trent Capital Management, Inc. (“TCM”) is independent of, and has no affiliation with, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. or any of its affiliates (“Schwab”). Schwab is a registered broker-dealer and member SIPC. Schwab has not created, supplied, licensed, endorsed, or otherwise sanctioned these materials nor has Schwab independently verified any of the information in them. TCM provides you with investment advice, while Schwab maintains custody of your assets in a brokerage account and will effect transactions for your account on our instruction.
We give you the option to meet with us as often as you’d like. Generally, clients choose to meet on an annual basis to discuss their portfolio(s) and financial progress. Additionally, we encourage you to contact us before or when you go through a major life event, such as a retirement, a new job, a baby, a marriage, a divorce, loss of a spouse, and before making major purchases or starting your own business.
Besides Schwab’s monthly statements, you’ll receive periodic reports from TCM along with our monthly newsletter, periodic updates, and reports of portfolio changes as they occur. We are happy to arrange regular reviews, face-to-face or over the phone, and to provide interim reporting upon request.
We usually speak with each of our clients 4-8 times per year depending on the complexity of their situation and their individual preferences. Some prefer more frequent contact and some desire less. It’s totally flexible and up to you.
No. While we would like to continue our professional relationship with you, there is no obligation on your part to do so. In our contracts, we fully disclose that clients can terminate partnership with us at any time upon receipt of written notice.
Charles Schwab provides all tax reporting data via a comprehensive Form 1099 after each year-end.
In some situations, yes. Consult with your tax advisor for specific information and to determine your eligibility.
TCM is always seeking strategic partnership opportunities with professionals who share our commitment to delivering the most effective and comprehensive solutions possible to their clients. Whether you are a financial advisor looking to merge or sell your practice or a practitioner in an area such as tax, legal, insurance or investments seeking a strategic partner to complement your core competencies, we can help. Our current network includes investment analysts, estate attorneys, accountants (CPAs), portfolio managers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and long-term care and insurance specialists.
The first step is an initial inquiry from you. Call us at 501.868.7772 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a no-cost, no-obligation initial meeting.