A Comprehensive Planning Process Sets the Stage for Success

At WNY Asset Management, we have spent decades developing a thorough process to ensure that you get the most value from our services. Whether it’s retirement planning, customized investment management, estate planning, insurance planning, or education planning, we’ve constructed a brief overview below outlining the six steps we take for each client. Contact us today to speak with one of our wealth managers and learn more about how you can create a successful financial plan.


During our first meeting, we want to start to understand what’s important to you when it comes to working with a financial advisor, and what are your short- and long-term goals. This meeting also allows us to share with you our investment philosophy and approach to financial planning.

Preliminary Analysis

In between our first and second meetings, your wealth manager and others from WNY Asset Management will prepare a customized financial plan based on your unique goals. Part of your plan will be to make sure we understand your comfort level with investment volatility, which is accomplished by using our decades of experience along with modern technology to customize your investment approach.

Strategic Development

Once your overall plan is formed, we come up with specific solutions to help achieve your goals. These solutions are developed with the help of a network of professionals, that may include your accountant, estate planning attorney, insurance agent, mortgage broker, Medicaid, and Medicare consultants. Whether you have existing relationships with these professionals or would like us to one of ours, we will coordinate their recommendations so that you have one comprehensive plan.


The goal of this meeting is to present our recommendations in a clear and concise way, so that you are comfortable with all aspects of our plan for your success.


We will prepare signature ready paperwork either in paper form or utilizing our electronic signature software, which allows you to sign the paperwork from anywhere in the world on any device. Additionally, we will handle all subsequent transfers so that there is no need to have an awkward conversation with your previous advisor.

Maintenance & Monitoring

Just because your plan is complete and implemented, that doesn’t mean the end of our relationship, it’s just the beginning. We conduct regular reviews that are almost as important as the plan itself. Regular meetings to discuss your progress will help analyze any new issues that arise in investments or life. Their frequency will depend on the complexity of your financial situation and changes in your life that may affect your plan.

Ready to take the first step? Contact us today to get started.

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