An Independent Fiduciary
First, we create a net worth statement to quantify current assets. Then we have our clients articulate their goals such as education funding, retirement lifestyle and a legacy plan. It is then possible to determine the dollar duration and present discounted value of these goals and compare that to the value of current assets. A customized portfolio is then crafted to set each client on a steady course to attaining their goals while taking the least amount of risk necessary. We do not use bundled or proprietary products such as open end mutual funds or structured notes, but instead "bake from scratch" using single issue stocks and bonds along with an option overlay strategy to further increase income and reduce risk. A typical client portfolio may contain an asset mix as shown, but only as a result of what needs to be achieved not as an ex ante asset allocation established by an unknown investment committee.
Blue-chip dividend payers
Single issues of investment grade credit quality
Ample liquidity dampens volatility
Listed Calls and Puts (covered only)
What is "Weatherhelm?"
The view from behind the binnacle at Weatherhelm Capital Management is increasingly clouded by developments in Washington D.C. The recent failure of the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) has for the moment, at least, been largely shrugged off by the equity markets. After opening down roughly one percent Read more about Bernie’s Revenge[…]
The 2008 financial crisis was called a “Black Swan” event by finance professor Nassim Taleb. In his eponymous book, Taleb defined a Black Swan as an extremely difficult to predict event or occurrence that deviates far beyond what is normally expected. The term derives from the old world belief that all swans had white feathers, Read more about Remember the Black Swan?[…]
Deadlines for Retirement Account Contributions and Distributions 401K Contributions – Under 50 up to 18000, over 50 up to $24000 (6K Catchup) The 2016 contribution limits to most forms of retirement plans did not change from 2015: 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans – $18,000 ($24,000 for those over 50) are due 12/31/16 Traditional and Roth Read more about Year-End Checklist[…]
Weatherhelm Capital Management June 29, 2016 “Brexit” by the Numbers On June 23, the British people undertook an historic vote to leave the European Union. This political lightning bolt has sent global financial markets reeling. To put this move in context, we thought it would be useful for our clients to have a look Read more about Brexit[…]
CAMBRIDGE, NY. December 14, 2015. Weatherhelm Capital Management, LLC (“Weatherhelm”) is pleased to announce that Stephen (“Steve”) Lulla has joined the firm as a Principal, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in institutional investment and small business management. Steve has spent over 15 years working with alternative investment managers, most recently as Managing Read more about Stephen Lulla joins Weatherhelm Capital Management LLC[…]
CAMBRIDGE, NY. March 30, 2015. Clark Kastner, Founder and Managing Director of Weatherhelm Capital Management LLC, (“Weatherhelm”) an independent SEC registered investment advisor (RIA) firm, today announced the appointment of Kristina L. Ickes as Northeast Region Executive Director. “We are developing our team with client focused, values–driven professionals who can forge an exceptional brand,” said Read more about Kristina Ickes joins Weatherhelm Capital Management LLC[…]
CAMBRIDGE, NY. January 26, 2015. Weatherhelm Capital Management, LLC (“Weatherhelm”) announced today that it has selected Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ: IBKR) to provide custody and clearing services for its clients. “We are very pleased to announce our affiliation with Interactive Brokers,” said Clark Kastner, CEO of Weatherhelm. “After careful consideration of numerous factors including financial Read more about Weatherhelm Capital Management, LLC Announces Clearing Alliance with Interactive Brokers Group.[…]