Christopher Sparks, PhD
Thank you for visiting Academic Investment Management (or AIM). I hope you explore our website thoroughly and that you will see something that will lead you to ask a question, or call our office for more information. Please be sure to visit the Resource Center where you will find a wealth of information and educational material that covers an array of topics.
We are a fee-based firm. What does that mean? That means that we charge a fee for our advice. Most often that advice comes in the form of a Retirement Plan. The Retirement Plan that you walk away with, will be a living document, which means that we can and will make changes to the plan as your situation changes. And we all know that the only thing that is constant in life is change. We also earn a small commission on some of the financial products that we sell.
Because I am an independent, comprehensive Investment Advisor Representative, I am able to offer customized, unbiased, and diversified solutions tailored to my clients’ needs. And ultimately, you will have the final approval on what is included in your own portfolio.
INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
We will discuss your financial goals and then we will work together to determine a plan of action to help you work towards getting you there based on where you are now, and the level of risk with which you are comfortable. I will then outline the fees involved with implementing that plan.
After we agree on the specific strategy to work towards achieving your financial goals, we will discuss and compare financial vehicles and products that are best suited to implement that strategy. Preparing for or living in retirement often can be a stressful and uncertain time. My ultimate mission is to enable my clients to retire with confidence.
Included in your Retirement Plan will be a legacy component that will outline the transfer of your financial estate to your heirs in a manner that saves time, reduces costs, minimizes taxes and maximizes the size of the financial estate that you ultimately pass on to the family members and/or charities of your choice.
In addition to delivering retirement plans to families and individuals, we also develop, implement and maintain retirement plans for small businesses and their employees.
If you own a business and you already have a retirement plan for your employees, we would like the opportunity to provide you with a review of your plan. We can address plan risks, provide fiduciary support and/or provide education for your employees about retirement strategies.
If you are considering establishing a retirement plan for you and your employees, please contact us so that we may help you with that process. We look forward to designing a program that is right for your business—and your budget.
Finally, we ask that you consider attending one of my live educational workshops. You can find out the details on this website, but the best way to get the latest information is to call our office. Please take a look at our upcoming workshop schedule (dates pending).
Once you've spent some time learning about AIM and what we do, I would love for you to contact me so we can work towards developing and putting into action a comprehensive plan that is customized to your unique situation, circumstances, goals and desires.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.