Analyzing & Evaluation Client's Information
Our financial planning practitioner shall analyze the information to gain an understanding of our client's financial situation and then evaluate to what extent the client's goals, needs and priorities can be met by the client's resources and current course of action.
Prior to making recommendations to a client, it is necessary for our financial planning practitioner to assess the client's financial situation and to determine the likelihood of reaching the stated objectives by continuing present activities.
The practitioner will utilize client-specified, mutually agreed upon, and/or other reasonable assumptions. Both personal and economic assumptions must be considered in this step of the process. These assumptions may include, but are not limited to, the following: Personal assumptions, such as: retirement age(s), life expectancy(ies), income needs, risk factors, time horizon and special needs; and Economic assumptions, such as: inflation rates, tax rates and investment returns.
Analysis and evaluation are critical to our firm's success. These activities form the foundation for determining strengths and weaknesses of the client's financial situation and current course of action. These activities may also identify other issues that should be addressed. As a result, it may be appropriate to amend the scope of the engagement and/or to obtain additional information.