Some of the areas that we focus on include:

  • Employee Benefits & Services
  • Insurance Plan Benefits & Services
  • Executive and/or Key Person Compensation Benefit Arrangement Reviews
  • Personal Financial Planning Services for Owners and Key Employees
  • Financial Planning Workshops for the Business Entity`s Staff Employees
  • Business Entity and Structure Analysis
  • Board of Directors or Advisory Board Membership
  • Business Continuity/Succession Planning
  • Legal Documentation and Requirements

In addition, we offer Retirement Plan Services to businesses. These services include:

  • Plan Establishment and Consulting
  • Investment Policy Statement Development and/or Review
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Investment Consulting
  • Investment Education Workshops
  • Plan Audits and Plan Administration

Our Wealth Management and Advisory Services for businesses strives not only to provide quality solutions to common business needs, but we also help to implement and seamlessly integrate these solutions into each individual business. Moreover, after the strategic plan is implemented, we monitor the progress and measure the results. Ultimately, our mission is to help maximize the value of the business by allowing the owners to focus on their core competencies while we focus on ours!


We have access to a myriad of services and benefits to businesses concerning retirement plan issues. The benefits and services include, but are not limited, to the following:

Qualified Retirement Plans:

  • Pension and Profit Sharing
  • 401(K)
  • Money Purchase
  • SEPs
  • Simple IRA
  • 403(B)
  • 457(Governmental)
  • Defined Benefit
  • Defined Contribution
  • Pooled Asset Plans
  • Self Directed

Investment Management:
We provide Investment Advisory Services to all types of retirement plans. We will assess each business`s unique situation and recommend the retirement plan best suited for that particular business.

Retirement Plan Establishment & Consulting:
Businesses can work with us to establish a retirement plan for their company. This service includes determination of what type of plan is most appropriate for the company, selection of an actuarial firm, completion of plan documents, bonding, and selection of investment options and an outside vendor. If necessary, we will provide consulting services relating to custodial issues, selection of plan trustees, creation of an Investment Policy Statement and compliance with ERISA. Furthermore, we will conduct on-site meetings to explain the plan to the participants.

Administration of Retirement Plans:
We can assist businesses in selecting an actuarial firm for retirement plan administration. This service includes all filings for the plan, the annual report, 5500 tax reporting forms, participant statements, actuarial reports and any retirement plan amendments.

Retirement Plan Audits:
Periodically, a company may want its retirement plan to undergo a full-scale audit. We can offer referrals to outside providers of this service through its Strategic Alliance Network. Key components of the audit include compliance verification of the plan with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Labor and ERISA laws and rulings.

Investment Consulting:
We consult retirement plans in several primary areas, which are:

  • Selecting individual investments and/or the creation of individually-designed investment pools for 401(k) and other self-directed plans
  • Conducting manager searches to replace existing portfolio manager(s) in the retirement plan`s overall allocation
  • Conducting extensive reviews of existing portfolio managers within a retirement plan to determine if their performance is competitive and within the guidelines set by the Investment Policy Statement

Retirement Plan Investment Education Workshops: We work with companies to provide investment education to their retirement plan participants. Covered in the workshops is a historical overview of the investment markets, completion of a risk tolerance questionnaire by each participant, a thorough overview of the retirement plan`s investment options and instruction as to how each participant can build an investment portfolio designed to meet their financial goals and objectives.

Investment Policy Statement Review and/or Development:
We can review a retirement plan`s existing Investment Policy Statement for its compliance with the Employment and Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the appropriateness given the trustee`s current desires. If the existing Investment Policy Statement needs to be rewritten or is non-existent, We will work diligently, with its Strategic Alliance Network if necessary, to develop a new Investment Policy Statement that is current with regard to the retirement plan`s investment practices and is also compliant with ERISA.


Employee Benefits and Insurance Analysis:

We will identify all areas where insurance coverage is needed, providing an analysis of existing policies including but not limited to, benefits, coverage and cost efficiency. We will also make any recommendations that are necessary and in the best interest of the business for additional coverage or alternative solutions, if needed, and assists in the selection of the policies. Our in house insurance brokerage network offers certain types of coverage however, we also work with an extensive network of insurance professionals for the insurance coverage not offered through our brokerage network. Insurance coverage reviewed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Group Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group or Individual Disability Insurance
  • Executive Life Insurance
  • Key Person Life Insurance
  • Buy-Sell Life Insurance Arrangements
  • Disability Business Overhead Insurance
  • Disability Buy-Sell Insurance
  • Group Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Worker`s Compensation Insurance
  • Employment Practices Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Officers and Directors Liability Insurance


We provide a number of Wealth Management and Advisory Services to business owners and employees who are key to the success of the organization. These services are provided to key individuals in their entirety or on a selective basis. When necessary, we will consult with outside experts in our Strategic Alliance Network to ensure we deliver the highest quality advice and service to our clients. The services include but are not limited to the following:

Executive and/or Key Person Compensation Benefit Arrangements:
An extensive review is provided for all executive compensation benefit arrangements. These arrangements are reviewed for compliance with federal and state laws, appropriateness and cost effectiveness. Additionally, new benefits are proposed, if suitable. We will coordinates the implementation, which includes the following:

  • Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Agreements
  • Personally-Owned Disability and Life Insurance
  • Stock Appreciation Rights
  • Qualified Stock Options
  • Non-Qualified Stock Options

Comprehensive Financial Planning Services:
We can develop a comprehensive personal financial plan for each of the employees that a company designates as "key". Our process begins with each key employee completing an extensive data questionnaire and delivering all relevant financial documents for us to analyze. The areas addressed in the service are as follows:

  • Preparation of financial statements, including federal and state income tax projections
  • Basic finance issues such as debt structure, liquidity and cash flow issues
  • Development of Investment Strategies, including hedging and tax-sensitive strategies
  • Income Tax Strategy Optimization, including providing alternative financial and legal structures
  • Education funding
  • Retirement planning as well as accumulation and distribution strategization
  • Estate tax reduction analysis and philanthropic decision-making
  • Trust Services through one of the independent partner trust companies with which we have developed strategic alliances, if applicable
  • Survivor needs analysis
  • Risk Management/Asset Protection, including analysis of all insurance coverage
  • Employee benefit analysis as it pertains to the key employee and their family
  • Exercise strategies for stock options

As part of the financial planning process, we provide specific recommendations addressing each of the above-listed areas. During the first part of the process, we will meet with the key employee several times. Each meeting will vary in length depending upon the complexity of the key employee`s situation. Once the recommendations are made, we will assist in the implementation of the recommendations where possible. A few examples include:

  • Sending financial information to attorneys so they can prepare the necessary estate documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare proxies and living wills
  • Sending income tax information to accountants, such as bonus payments, gain and loss information on the sale of securities, etc., to prepare the income tax return and to make appropriate estimated income tax payments
  • Requesting information on the policy status of life insurance and annuity policies, as well as all other insurance coverage, on behalf of the key employee and their family. (This information includes such items as death benefits, cash values, surrender charges, beneficiaries, tax basis, investment return, etc.)
  • Requesting the tax basis of securities on behalf of key employees and their family
  • Requesting insurance quotes on behalf of key employees and their family

Our objective is not necessarily to reduce the complexity of the client`s financial situation, because sometimes it does make sense to utilize trusts and other strategies to reduce taxes and achieve family friendly objectives. Rather, our goal is to save the client the time and energy that it takes to manage his/her complex situation in order to focus more closely on matters that mean the most to them.

Investment Management Services:
As an employee benefit to key individuals, employers can offer Investment Advisory Services to it’s employees. We will work with the employee to design and implement an investment strategy that will be tailored specifically for that employee.

Investment Consulting Services:
An employer that wants to provide an additional benefit for their employees can work with us to help meet with their key employees whom want to participate, individually for a one-time or on an ongoing basis regarding their personal investments. This service will provide consulting services only. We will not implement any investment decisions as this will be the key employees responsibility.

Estate Planning and Document Preparation Services:
If the employer wants to utilize us for comprehensive financial planning services, key individuals, as a group, can also be provided with estate planning document preparation services. We will utilize licensed attorneys through our Strategic Alliance Network to provide these services to our clients. Estate documents that could possibly be included in this arrangement are as follows:

  • Wills
  • A/B Trust Arrangements
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Revocable (Living) Trusts
  • Residual Trust
  • Asset Protection Trust (APT)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT)
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Trust (GST Trust)
  • Probate Avoidance Trust
  • Children`s Trust
  • General Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills


We offer customized Investment and Portfolio Management Services to individuals and institutions. Investment portfolios are developed to match the client`s return and risk requirements, which are determined by the client`s completion of a Risk Tolerance Questionnaire. Each type of investment portfolio is managed to achieve both short and long-term investment objectives.


Comprehensive Financial Planning service is geared to assist clients with stock options in publicly-traded companies or those in the pre-IPO stage. Stock options come in two varieties - Non-qualified and Qualified. Qualified stock options are more commonly known as Incentive Stock Options or ISOs. The rules differ dramatically for both.

We will discuss the rules for the type of stock options clients have and the types of strategies that can be used to maximize their value to those that hold them.


Investment Research:
We do extensive research as to how to structure investment portfolios. Emphasis is placed on developing portfolios that have historically achieved high returns, but with lower than normal risk.

Sources of Current and Historic Worldwide Financial Market and Economic Data include:

  • Investment Newsletters, Newspapers, Periodicals, Research Publications, and Professional Journals


Capital Advisors Wealth Management, LLC consults businesses in several different areas. Through our extensive Strategic Alliance Network, we are able to provide our clientele with the highest quality advice and services. Our consulting services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Analysis of Forms of Business Entity:
This is one of our most highly valued services. It includes an analysis of which form of business entity best fits the business being consulted. The Strategic Alliance Network will be used to analyze the appropriateness of which form to use. There are many different forms to consider and include:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company

Business Continuity/Succession Planning:
CAWM advises businesses on continuity issues involving the transition of ownership interests among partners, shareholders and/or next generation owners. Reviews of buy-sell agreements, funding arrangements and valuation issues, including insurance analysis are conducted. Furthermore, recommendations and assistance with implementation are provided.

Board of Directors or Advisory Board Membership:
CAWM can provide an advisor to sit in on a business entity`s Board of Directors or Advisory Board meetings. With our vast array of knowledge and in working with a wide variety of businesses we can add significant value to almost any business.

Legal Documents and Requirements:
CAWM, through its Strategic Alliance Network, will provide an all encompassing review of legal documents, such as articles of incorporation, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, employment contracts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and corporate by-laws. Board meeting minutes are reviewed to determine if they are in good form, up-to-date and appropriate for the company`s needs. Should changes need made and/or documents added, CAWM arranges and coordinates their creation and implementation.

Business Acquisitions:
CAWM assists companies by providing an evaluation of a business acquisition. This includes financial statement interpretation, valuation analysis and the evaluation of non-compete and purchase agreements, the corresponding purchase price, deal structure, income tax issues and financial liabilities. CAWM will use its Strategic Alliance Network for their expertise on these issues.

Business Divestitures:
CAWM assists business owners in preparing for their business entity`s divestiture, including improving the profitability of the business, the corresponding sale price and developing a plan to divest the business. In addition, CAWM assists in the selection and coordination of outside expertise. CAWM utilizes its Strategic Alliance Network in counseling the client on tax ramifications resulting from the sale and the appropriateness of the purchase price and financing terms.

Business Valuation:
CAWM provides business valuations for certain types of businesses. CAWM will utilize its Strategic Alliance Network to assist in the valuation analysis.


Client Education:
Education is the key to understanding investments and that is why it is very important to us. We are dedicated to educating each client about the different investment portfolio types and how they relate to market volatility, time horizons, and investment returns. Furthermore, we assist each client in selecting a risk tolerance level with which they are comfortable. Ultimately, an investment portfolio is designed to meet the client`s objectives.

We provide a number of different financial education workshops to employees of companies. These workshops vary in length and content. Most can be tailored to the group being addressed. We also make frequent updates on our Facebook page, as well as supplying newsletters on our website that tend to prove quite useful. The workshops available are as follows:

Basic Investing:
This workshop provides an historical overview of the investment markets, completion of a risk tolerance questionnaire by each individual and instruction as to how each individual can build an investment portfolio that meets their financial goals. We do not provide specific investment advice to individuals under this service.

Financial Planning:
Financial planning workshop covers most, if not all, of an individual`s financial planning needs. The subject areas covered are as follows:

  • Estate planning
  • Investing
  • Retirement planning
  • Insurance - life insurance, medical, disability, long-term care, homeowners, automobile, personal umbrella liability
  • Education funding
  • Basic finance issues - saving, emergency reserve funds, debt management
  • Tax planning

Retirement Planning:
This workshop is designed to ensure the financial security of those individuals who desire to plan for retirement. The workshop addresses the client`s need to accumulate funds for retirement, the tax laws associated with saving for retirement, how much they need, the potential sources of retirement income, the expenses they will incur, the taxation of retirement benefits when they are distributed from retirement plans, pre-59½ and post-70½ distribution penalty taxes and how to avoid them. Additionally, the workshop covers the need for insurance, such as long-term care and Medicare supplement policies during retirement. Finally, the workshop addresses investing issues during retirement.

Retirement Plan Distribution Planning:
This workshop is designed for individuals who are retired or are within ten years of retirement. It discusses the rules for distributions from IRAs, Roth IRAs and other retirement plans. The workshop reviews income taxation, penalties and how to avoid them. A comprehensive discussion of IRA rollovers, IRA transfers and Roth IRA conversions, in-service distributions and plan borrowing laws will also be presented. The workshop will cover beneficiary issues as to how to minimize income taxation to heirs and how to set up heirs for their own retirements.


CAWM offers referrals through its Strategic Alliance Network for tax preparation assistance to all types of businesses and their employees.

Business Tax Preparation Services:
The areas of service include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Federal, state and local income tax preparation
  • Calculation of federal, state and local estimated quarterly income tax payments
  • Securities cost (tax) basis calculations
  • Audit Management

Tax Preparation Services for Key Employees:
CAWM offers referrals through its Strategic Alliance Network for income tax preparation services, which are paid for by the employer, to individuals who the employer designates.