Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC

You don’t need to watch the daily market report or fret over expert forecasts when you are a client of Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC*

Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC (DWM, Dopkins Wealth) is a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA)  and consulting firm that specializes in providing wealth management services by incorporating tax planning, business succession planning, wealth preservation, and wealth transfer into our investment strategies and fiduciary-based solutions.

Whether it’s an individual, institutional investor, Corporate 401k plan, foundation or endowment, our clients benefit from our use of an investment strategy grounded in academic research that focuses on long-term success. The key to our client’s success is our ability to understand their unique financial goals and needs, and integrate that with their need, ability, and willingness to take risk to formulate a long-term plan for financial security and prosperity.

What Makes Dopkins Different? Our Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles establish the fundamental norms, rules, or ethics that represent what is desirable (values) and affirmative for our profession and help us determine the rightfulness or wrongfulness of our actions. Here are Dopkins Wealth’s:

Act in the best interest of the client.

We provide advice and recommendations that are in the client’s best interest. Pursuant to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, we follow a fiduciary duty standard of care.

Deliver attentive, individualized service.

We provide a high level of personal attention. We make a point to get to know all our clients and to learn what is important to them.

Provide a team for each client.

Each client benefits from a team of professionals. We help clients make sound investment decisions by incorporating expertise from the areas of tax management, wealth management, portfolio advising and fixed income into their long-term plans.

Build customized, integrated financial plans.

We develop financial plans that integrate each client’s unique situation together with their need, ability, and willingness to take market risk. These plans are formalized within a written Investment Policy Statement to ensure consistent adherence.

Achieve goals through strategic advice.

Our advice is goal-oriented, whether the goals are imminent or long term. We evaluate and make recommendations for achieving them.

Focus on professional advice, not on products.

We are client-centric, which means we focus on delivering sound advice and targeted solutions. The only incentive we have in offering particular solutions is whether the client’s best interest will be served.

Practice full disclosure and seek transparent costs.

Potential conflicts of interest as well as any costs incurred are fully disclosed and clearly explained.

Align our fee structure with clients’ best interests.

We provide fee-only investment management services. We believe this approach best aligns our interests with our clients’, helping us meet our fiduciary obligation as a Registered Investment Advisor.

Take advantage of academic research

Our advice is based on peer-reviewed academic evidence. We strive to make it straightforward and understandable. In addition to seeking broad global diversification according to the tenets of Modern Portfolio Theory, we assist with appropriate asset location between taxable and tax-advantaged accounts.

Practice what we preach

We invest our personal assets based on the same set of investment principles, using the same or comparable securities that we recommend to our client.

Our Pledge to our Clients: Our Firm Commitments

DOPKINS WEALTH’S FIRM COMMITMENTS

Dopkins Wealth Management values our professional relationships; we pledge our highest level of service and look forward to demonstrating our capabilities to those with whom we interact. In that spirit we offer our firm commitments:

  • We will act with integrity, honesty and openness in everything we do for and with you.
  • Our services and products will be of an exceptional quality and designed to assist you in achieving your goals.
  • In responding to your needs, we will act as a team in all our dealings with you, and provide you access to our full range of expertise.
  • We will provide consistent and proactive communication throughout our relationship.
  • We will meet the deadlines we mutually set.
  • We will return your messages as soon as possible but always before the end of the next business day.
  • We will absolutely respect the confidentiality of our working relationship.
  • You are the sole judge of our performance. If anything we do falls short of your expectations, we will – without question respect your right to withhold the fee.

For a copy of the Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC Service Commitments, please click here.

Client Centered Mission: Our Core Values
“Core Values” have been defined as the essential and enduring tenets of an organization. They are the set of principles that shape an organization’s character; they are the soul of a firm. In other words, they provide the glue that holds an organization together through time. Here are Dopkins Wealth Management’s:

We are Client-Centered

Our mission is to help our clients identify, understand and solve their problems. We are client needs driven, not product driven.

We work for clients who value our contributions, who share our ethical standards and treat our people with respect.  We will continuously assess our clients’ adherence to these principles. We assist clients in solving their problems by delivering outstanding service.

We Are Passionate About People

We take personal responsibility for growing our knowledge and skills. We reward results rather than effort, our highest performers are our highest compensated.

We work toward solutions rather than making excuses or placing blame. We are equally committed to our people and our clients. We seek balance between professional, personal and community commitments.

We encourage this balance by showing flexibility in how, when, and where work gets done. We provide our people opportunities, encourage initiative and reward results.

We are Success-Driven

We accept occasional failures as necessary for long term success. We encourage managed risk taking and creativity.

Our goal of being the best Firm requires that we have the best teams and our internal systems will promote and reward these teams. We seek to be constantly improving, evolving and self-evaluating.

We Are One Firm

We bring the best Firm resources to clients regardless of team or specialty:

  • No boundaries in client service
  • No protecting a “book of business”
  • Clients are served by a team, not a single professional.

When we receive an internal request for help, we respond as if the request came from a valued client.

We Believe in Integrity

We believe in open, honest and respectful communications with our clients and our people. We strive for the highest levels of professional standards, ethics and integrity.

We only work with clients and employ people who share our commitment to integrity.

Dopkins Wealth is a separate entity from Dopkins & Company, LLP, which serves individuals, trusts, businesses, and employee benefit plans. Our objective is to help clients structure globally diversified portfolios and to add value through innovative portfolio construction and periodic rebalancing. Using the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory, we connect the academic side of economic science to the practical world of investment management. Our clients benefit from this structured approach through broader diversification, lower costs, and tax sensitivity.

 

Services for Individual Investors and Their Families

A custom approach to Build, Protect and Transfer Wealth for each client

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Retirement Plan Design

Don’t put your retirement plan on hold. Let the retirement planning experts at Dopkins & Co. Wealth Management Services guide you on a path to financial independence.

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Retirement Spend Down Strategies

A year by year plan to draw down your assets in the most tax efficient manner possible during retirement.

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Dopkins Cash Balance Solution

Strategies to lower taxes and save more for retirement via pre-tax retirement contributions.

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Succession Planning

Considering the transition of your business to family or an employee group? Let the succession planning and business valuation experts at Dopkins & Co. guide you on this critically important decision.

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Succession Planning for Family Owned Business

The secret to a successful transfer of an operating business to a son or daughter is to start long before the transfer is necessary.

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Dopkins Clear View Solution

We help our clients maintain a clear view of where they stand financially in order strategically focus on building, protecting and transferring wealth.

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Working with Dopkins Wealth is Different

You don’t need to watch the daily market report or fret over expert forecasts.

You have a plan tailored to your goals. Working with Dopkins is different. How? We invite you to watch our video as we articulate what the Dopkins Difference means to us and for you.

Learn more About Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC

Download a copy of our print-friendly brochure.

For more information, contact Thomas R. Emmerling CPA, CFP, CGMA at temmerling@dopkins.com.

* Dopkins Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor owned by the partners of Dopkins & Company, LLP.

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