What We Do

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Solutions for Individuals

Doug Lambert provides individuals and families with innovative, cutting-edge products and services to help them grow, protect and conserve their wealth through all stages in life. Taking into account your needs, goals and tolerance to risk, we will work with you to bring clarity to where you're going and how to get there. Some of our key services are detailed below.

Wealth Management and Retirement Planning

We work with our clients to design and implement a variety of accumulation and retirement income plans, offering insurance products, investment programs ranging from separately managed portfolios of stocks and bonds to mutual funds, and access to third-party wealth management programs. We offer a consistent process to help ensure management of investment assets according to your goals, risk tolerances and time horizon. We then monitor your plan on a continual basis, and adjust and evolve as your needs change.

Offered by qualified financial advisors through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Financial Planning

Qualified Eagle advisors provide personalized financial planning to our clients that is specific to several variables including their income, risk tolerance, values, and family. We work with each client to identify and prioritize their goals, explore options, establish effective strategies, construct and execute a plan, and assess the performance of the plan and make adjustments as needed.

Offered by qualified financial advisors through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Estate Planning

A well-engineered estate conservation plan can minimize tax liability and ensure that loved ones are protected. We will work with you and your other advisors to assess the impact of state and federal taxes on your estate and suggest strategies to help minimize those taxes while meeting your personal philosophies and family needs.

Please seek advice from your own tax advisors

Asset Protection

There are numerous financial strategies and retirement income plans that can help you accumulate assets for the future, shield your business and personal assets from liabilities, and safeguard asset transfer to children and grandchildren. We can help you figure out what the right course of action is for your specific situation and objectives.

Charitable Planning

Charitable planning allows you to support the organizations and causes that matter to you, while often providing immediate income streams and reducing your tax burden. Numerous charitable giving strategies exist, and we can help you design and execute a charitable giving strategy that is in alignment with your personal and philanthropic goals. Please seek tax advice from your own tax advisors.

Investment Management

Managing your wealth requires a clear understanding of your overall investment objectives. Through Eagle Strategies LLC, our comprehensive investment advisory capabilities utilize a disciplined investment approach that looks beyond traditional asset allocation, while addressing important factors such as risk tolerance levels and investment time horizons.

Disability and Extended
Care Needs

To execute a sound retirement strategy, asset and income protection are a must. Designing a plan that encompasses managing costs for extended periods of care and disability insurance can help create the necessary balance in a portfolio to ensure stability and protection of assets.

401(k) and IRA Rollovers

When you leave a job or retire, you have a decision to make regarding your 401(k) money. While leaving those assets in the former employer's plan is an option, a rollover can be a consideration. Working with your tax advisor, we can help you determine the right course of action for you. This may include: leaving the funds in your existing plan, if permitted, or rolling them into your new employer's plan, if one is available and rollovers are permitted. Each choice offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on your specific needs and retirement plan, such as the desired investment options and services, applicable fees, expenses, and withdrawal options, as well as required minimum distributions and tax treatment of applicable options.

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Solutions for Businesses

Doug Lambert offers a wide array of services to help business owners address their financial needs at every stage of the business life cycle. Taking into account their personal values and financial goals, we create and execute customized strategies to help entrepreneurs meet their objectives. Some of our key services are detailed below.

Executive Benefits

The success of most businesses is tied into the talent, passion and work ethics of their key executives. Executive benefit packages can help you attract, motivate, and retain high-caliber employees and keep your company healthy and stable. We can help you with funding non-qualified plans, supplemental employee retirement plans, split dollar plans, and more.

Succession Planning

Succession planning allows owners to leave their business on their own timeframe while preparing their company to be transferred to family members, key employees, an outside party, or even a charity. This must be done in a way that achieves personal financial security, maintains harmony, and achieves maximum value for the business.

Key Person Insurance

Key person life insurance offers a death benefit that helps indemnifies an employer for the loss of one of its most important assets - the key person. This can help assure continuity of the business for employees, customers and creditors, and protects against losses in sales, momentum, and credit. It can also be used to assist with recruiting and developing a replacement for the employee.

Funding Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy–sell agreement is a legally binding agreement between co-owners of a business that governs the situation if a co-owner dies or leaves the business, whether by force or by choice. A funded cross-purchase buy-sell plan utilizes life insurance to help ensure that the arrangement is properly funded so that there will be money when the event is triggered.

Funding Deferred Compensation

Deferred compensation is a written agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee chooses to have part of his or her compensation withheld by the company, invested on their behalf, and distributed back to them at a pre-determined point in the future. Deferred compensation can be used as a flexible way to attract and incentivize key employees.

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Investment Management

Eagle Strategies LLC, is a Registered Investment Adviser and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life, is a provider of holistic investment advisory and financial planning services. We leverage Eagle's sophisticated wealth management platform, comprised of many of today's leading investment managers, to design customized investment solutions to help address our clients' unique investment objectives and risk tolerance levels. Our firm's breadth and investment knowledge, coupled with Eagle's diverse team of investment experts, allows us to provide the continuous financial guidance needed to help our clients achieve long-term financial success.

Investment Advisory

Managing your wealth requires a clear understanding of your overall investment objectives. Eagle's comprehensive investment advisory capabilities utilizes a disciplined investment approach that looks beyond traditional asset allocation, while addressing important factors such as risk tolerance levels and investment time horizons, to provide a clearer picture of our clients' overall wealth.

Investment Advisory Services Offerings

Fund Advisory Program

 

This program combines the expertise of professional investment managers with the service and guidance of our firm's Financial Advisors. By analyzing your overall investment goals, risk tolerance levels, and liquidity needs, we'll help you determine which investment portfolio allocation, consisting of an optimal blend of non-proprietary, mutual funds and/or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is most appropriate for your investment goals and specific situation.

 

Separately Managed Accounts

Separately Managed Accounts ("SMAs") are a type of professionally managed investment accounts that invests in individual securities on a discretionary basis and provides our clients the flexibility of restricting the holding of certain securities and tactically utilizing gains and losses for tax planning purposes. Our firm's Financial Advisors will leverage Eagle's robust offering of non-proprietary SMA strategies available through third party money managers to either custom design a holistic investment portfolio or will utilize individual strategies to address your specific allocation needs

Rep Directed Program

This is an investment advisory program through which our firm's Financial Professionals will construct a customized portfolio of individual mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and in some cases, individual securities, using the strategic asset allocation framework developed by Eagle Strategies and a leading institutional asset manager, or simply by our firm's Financial Professionals. We'll seek to utilize an optimal blend of asset classes that helps maximize long-term returns, manage overall portfolio volatility and achieve investment objectives while remaining aligned with your risk profile

All investment advisory services are offered through Eagle Strategies LLC, a registered investment adviser. All investments involve risk including the potential loss of principal. Investing in an ETF will give the portfolio exposure to the securities comprising the index on which the ETF is based and will expose the portfolio to risks similar to those investing in those securities. ETFs are subject to market price risk. Shares of ETFs are traded on an exchange and will trade at market price, which may be above or below its net asset value (NAV). There is also a liquidity risk in that the trading of an ETF may be halted due to such things as market conditions. The investor will pay brokerage commissions in connection with the purchase of shares of ETFs.

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