Why be overrun with anxiety while making crucial financial planning and investment management decisions? VIMA has over 100 years of combined experience with our financial advisors, leading our clients closer to reaching the goal of a better financial future. We also have a CPA, CFP and portfolio manager on staff for all client needs.
VIMA’s main goal has always been to work together with our clients, making sure they understand what we do to invest their assets in order to meet their goals. We pay special attention to every clients own unique needs. This is accomplished through efficient personalized services.
Our limits are not defined by any affiliations to investment banking, nor by the use of proprietary investment products. Portfolios are structured from a massive selection of investments with no incentives to use any individual investment. Clients are provided a wide variety of sophisticated tools and resources available for use in today’s financial markets.
As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), VIMA has a strict legal fiduciary duty to serve in the client’s best interests and disclose any and all conflicts of interest. The Investment Advisor Act of 1940 states that RIAs are required to meet both of these responsibilities. If a RIA does not meet both requirements, it will face a breach of fiduciary responsibilities lawsuit in a court of law. VIMA’s unique fee structure aligns both our incentives and the client’s. As our client’s assets appreciate or depreciate, we benefit or suffer proportionally.
VIMA does not sell products and does not receive any referral fees, loads or commissions so clients can have peace of mind knowing that we are working for them. Pershing, the 75 year old subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon is the custodian for VIMA client’s investments. Pershing is also the largest custodian for independent advisors, holding about $1.5 trillion of client assets. Another custodian VIMA utilizes for our client assets is Scottrade. Scottrade has $1.7 billion in client assets making it one of the largest custodians for independent advisors.