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Ed Meek
CEO/Investment Advisor

Edge Portfolio Management


State: IL

At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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September 25, 2014 Millionaire Fact of the Day



September 25, 2014 Fact of the Day:  25 Million Plus Investors Consider Themselves as Event-Driven




Did you know that investors with more than $25 Million are the most likely to turn to their financial advisors upon the occurrence of a "Life Event"? 

Thirty-nine percent of $25 Million Plus investors describe themselves as Event-Driven.  This means that they really don't turn to their financial advisors until they need advice regarding a life event.  This could mean something such as approaching retirement...paying for the education of a child...even a divorce.  Another 26 percent describe themselves as Advisor Assisted.  This means that they turn to their advisor to discuss investments but believe they make the ultimate decisions themselves.

How do you use your financial advisor?  The best way is to keep an advisor informed about what is going on in your life.  Just don't approach your advisor right before a life event....put together a plan that takes into account foreseeable life events.....develop a retirement savings educational savings plan...or a fund to pay for a second home or even a wedding.  Also feel free to consult with your advisor about investments you are considering or changes that you want to make.  That is the role of your advisor.  The more he or she knows about what is important to you...the better the long term outcome.

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