Imagine setting up a meeting with your financial advisor to discuss your investment portfolio.
Imagine that, in this meeting, your advisor hands you documents outlining someone else’s portfolio. You’re likely to react the same way most people would: “This isn’t mine.”
It’s surprising, then, to think that so many people are comfortable with standardized, one-size-fits-all investment solutions. While it may have your name on it, it isn’t customized to suit you. And while a pre-packaged portfolio may seem convenient at first, we always recommend a personally-tailored set of investment solutions.
We do this for one main reason: you are not someone else. Your expectations, objectives, and plans will align closely with your own experiences. Another person cannot have the exact same set of objectives, because they come from different experiences.
If you’re looking to build the best possible investment portfolio, customization should be important to you. Here’s why:
- You’ll get more flexibility.
- You’ll get more control.
- You’ll reach your objectives more efficiently.
- You’ll be able to evaluate and adjust your portfolio with someone who understands your personal objectives.
- You’ll have a full understanding of each investment and its returns.
Your portfolio should reflect your financial goals, and customized investments are the best way to accomplish that. Not sure if your investment solutions are exactly what you need? Maybe it’s time to talk to an advisor. Learn more about choosing a financial advisor here.