Investment Management For
Ultra High Net Worth Investors

You’ve worked hard to build the wealth you have.  Our goal is to help you navigate those steps and continue to build wealth through a personalized investment portfolio, financial plan, and exclusive ultra high net worth services.
For those with $5,000,000+ of investable assets.

Our approach is rooted in the foundation of active engagement and open dialogue. We believe that you should be able to look at your portfolio and answer the following questions: What do I own? Why do I own it? And how does it fit into my financial plan? Our core belief is that neither the investment portfolio nor the financial plan is monolithic but should be tightly aligned. 

Every client has unique circumstances, goals, and objectives. You are encouraged to be involved in the process, while having confidence in the expertise and services that we provide. Partnering together to set and achieve your goals is the best way to bring about success, so we will work alongside you to develop a relationship as your trusted advisor and to prepare you for the financial decisions that life brings.

What To Expect As Our Client


Define your goals and objectives.

A comfortable retirement, college funding, continuing your legacy, charitable contributions… the list is endless.  We work with you to outline and prioritze your goals.


Determine your tolerance for risk.

Historically, over longer periods of time, the more risk you took, the better your return would have been. Would you feel comfortable with additional volatility in your portfolio, or is a conservative approach better for you? 


Develop an appropriate asset allocation.

The primary goal of asset allocation is to provide a smoother ride through periods of volatility during normal market rotations. Our process incorporates a diversified, yet personalized, portfolio across various asset classes.


Develop and implement your financial plan.

A well-developed plan is only as good as its execution. This plan could cash flow planning, retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning, and other financial planning disciplines. Our team will keep you informed throughout the implementation process. 


Monitor, adjust and rebalance your investment portfolio.

We monitor and make discretionary changes to your portfolio based upon our research and your needs, Rebalancing your portfolio to your desired asset allocation ensures that your portfolio is not taking undesired risk. 


Build a long-term relationship with you.

We want to become your trusted advisor and build a long-term relationship with you. Consistent review of your financial plan and goals will help to make that happen.

Exclusive Services for Ultra High Net Worth Clients

Alternative Investment Platform

Separately Managed Equity & Bond Portfolios

Complex Estates, Trusts, Charitable Gifting, & Private family Office Services

As clients accumulate more wealth, there is an opportunity to expand the investable universe to include private investment asset classes, an extension of our philosophy on traditional asset classes. SDWMA has curated a private investment platform of institutional quality managers in private equity, co-investment private equity, venture capital, real estate, and infrastructure by partnering with firms that have strong alignment with their limited partners and have generated attractive returns over several market cycles in their respective asset classes. Ultra high net worth clients of SDWMA will not receive a “model” private allocation. Our advisors work with our clients to go over five key factors (liquidity, weighting, vintage, general partner/fee alignment, and strategy) and build out a sustainable and appropriate private investment allocation specified to the unique goals and objectives of our clients.

Our Investment Philosophy

Tax-Focused Investment Management

Open Architecture, No Commissions Tied to Investment Advice

Unbiased Due Diligence – No Proprietary Products

Diversified Global Portfolios

Alternative Investment Platform (Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital)

Socially Responsible Investment Platform Available (SRI/ESG)

How We’ve Helped Others

SDWMA has worked with owners of private businesses since our inception, and along with our colleagues at SD & Co., we have helped many families as they transition their business asset towards a liquid investment portfolio. 

From individuals to couples to multi-generational families, our top ultra high net worth client families range from $35M to over $100M in assets under management. We have worked with these clients to build customized investment portfolios to meet their cash flow needs, mitigate complex tax burdens, and accomplish their estate planning goals. 

Additional Investment Management Services

Dedicated Point of Contact

Product / Manager Research and Selection

Risk Tolerance Review

Individualized Portfolio Construction

Investment Policy Statement Development

Quarterly Performance Reporting

Trade Execution


Assistance with Cashiering Services & Account Maintenance

Ultra High Net Worth Platform

Values-Based Investment Platform

Income Tax Planning Support

Tax Loss Harvesting

Charitable Gift Planning with Appreciated Securities

Tax Impact Analysis

Use of Taxable vs. Tax-Free Investments

Income Tax Planning Support

Charitable Gift Planning with Appreciated Securities

Tax Impact Analysis

Use of Taxable vs. Tax-Free Investments

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