Success through a Proven Process

Find out how you can see greater success -
in your franchise and in your wealth - by investing differently

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The wealthiest families invest differently:

They have control over emotions, they have a framework,
and they have opportunities that others do not.

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Stick to what works.

Our 3 core principles form the foundation of our approach.

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Why invest differently?

Our story is about investing the way the wealthy do.

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Franchisee Program

Opportunity is about being well positioned and well prepared.

As a franchisee, you're already well-positioned. Our program is about preparing and organizing your finances to take advantage of the opportunities in front of you.

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Family Wealth Program

Less speculation, more guidance.

There is constant chatter in the financial world on the latest hot stocks and market updates, and yet this is almost never the focus for those who enjoy stable, long-term financial success.

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Our Approach

Why we do things the way we do.

After almost twenty years in the industry, we've seen what works and what doesn't - and it's all about structure, planning and consistency in place of impulse, emotion and risk.

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The Financial Formula for Families

  • STAGE 1 Long-Term Outlook

    We start by looking at your current situation and learning about your long-term goals. This allows us to develop a financial plan and, in turn, properly align our recommendations with the time horizon(s) you have for your investments and your wealth.

  • STAGE 2 Financial Plan

    Before defining any specific investments or strategies, it’s essential to define your dream or vision. The capital you're investing and the wealth you’re building matter only insofar as they can help you realize those dreams. We build a clear, comprehensive financial plan that articulates your short-term and long-term goals and how we plan to achieve them.

  • STAGE 3 Growth Strategy

    Your wealth needs to grow, but with all the options available to you, your particular growth strategy should be designed specifically to meet your needs and your capacity for risk, whether that involves stocks or leveraged investing or private equity. We construct portfolios that align with the proven framework used by well-known families and institutional investors.

  • STAGE 4 Clarity Presentation

    Your financial plan is rooted in your personal narrative – the context of your wealth needs and the circumstances that flow from them. We ensure you have a clear understanding of your plan, and we help you stay on course through regular meetings.

  • STAGE 5 Priority Implementation

    Beginning with the most vital or time-sensitive concerns, such as legal documentation or insurance assessments, we systematically implement your wealth plan.

  • STAGE 6 Communication Mandate

    Clear communication is an essential element when working with a family wealth advisor. Our goal is to keep the key members of the family informed, and to keep up to date on relevant changes in your lives. We also work with younger members of the family to ensure they can successfully carry your legacy forward.

The Financial Formula for Families

The Top 10 Benefits of Working with the Tick Investment Group

  • Invest with a framework

    We have the processes and the strategies to invest responsibly, but we also implement specific rules that guide all investment decisions. This is the framework in place at all times, and it allows you to invest your wealth without the risk of emotional decision-making.

  • Rely on a proven process

    We've built up the procedures, the structures and the step-by-step processes to help our clients reach their financial objectives. By working through a clear process, we can help you avoid unnecessary risk, losses and speculation.

  • Capture what works

    Instead of chasing returns, we emulate those who have found and maintained financial success over the long term. You have unique opportunities within your financial position, and in order to take advantage of it, we capture the methodical, unemotional approach that we see working again and again.

  • Get a clear picture

    Communication is always a priority, especially with families. We bring multiple family members into the conversation to help you steward to the next generation not only your wealth, but also the meaning and principles behind it.

  • Make your wealth last

    When you need your wealth to last through retirement, through succession, through multiple generations and transfers, you need a plan that isn’t hinged on market performance. We take a comprehensive approach to wealth preservation.

  • Follow a custom written plan

    Strong wealth decisions begin with a financial plan. We design a custom plan around your particular needs, which works together with our framework for investing, as well as the strategies we recommend for each aspect of your wealth.

  • Find tax opportunities

    We know tax. From income and estate taxation to holding companies and deferrals, we manage tax so that you can capitalize on more opportunities to save and grow your wealth.

  • Get independent ideas

    We are part of an independent firm, and it’s for this reason we’re able to provide wholly objective advice. We have the freedom to recommend the products and strategies best suited to you.

  • Get insight from experts

    Our comprehensive approach to your wealth involves a network of specialists, and to coordinate with your tax and legal experts. This helps us to organize and align all aspects of your wealth.

  • Save time and worry less

    For most, the day-to-day fluctuations of the market are an endless - and needless - source of worry. With a framework for investing and a structured process, we work to manage risk and protect your wealth.

It's our belief that the wealthy approach investing in a fundamentally different way than most, and it’s this approach that we’ve designed our investment process to emulate.
Robert Tick, PFP®, CIM®, FCSI®
Investment Advisor
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