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Srbo Radisavljevic
Managing Principal/Investment Advisor

Edge Portfolio Management

City:Northbrook

State: IL



BIOGRAPHY:
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, following Chicago sports, enjoying ethnic cooking, and serving as a school board member for Norridge School District 80.

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Wealthy Investors on the Rise - Financial Planning, March 11, 2015

| BY Andrew Shilling

Household wealth in America has hit new highs.

With an additional 500,000 households reporting a net worth of $1 million of more, the total marks a record 10.1 million nationwide, according to a new report from research and consulting firm Spectrem Group. That's up from 9.63 million homes in 2013, an estimated 5% increase. 

ULTRAWEALTHY

The number of high-net-worth and ultrahigh-net-worth households saw similar increases, according to the study, which uses 2014 Census Bureau statistics and projections from Spectrem Group’s "proprietary models" and other firms.

Those with $1 million to $5 million grew nearly 5% since 2013 to 8.79 million. Households with between $5 million and $25 million grew by 60,000 to 1.17 million. The wealthiest households, those with over $25 million, saw a 7% increase in the last year to 142,000 households countrywide.

RECORD LEVELS

"Given the record-level stock market in 2014, along with a full recovery of investment real estate and investors’ perceptions of value in their own privately held businesses, it is not surprising that we’re seeing these record numbers,” said George Walper, Jr., Spectrem Group president and CEO.

"All the different ways that we look at wealth in America are all at record levels and all clearly at pre-recession levels," reflected Walper. "In my mind, that whole group is over the hump."

That includes the mass affluent, households with a net worth between $100,000 and $1 million. This group saw an increase to an estimated 29.5 million households, up from 28.97 million in the 2014 report.

 

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