Intelligent Capitalworks FAQs

Intelligent Capitalworks Wealth Management

We help families and individuals address their wealth management needs and solve their wealth management problems by providing them with fiduciary investment management and wealth advisory services.

We offer core competencies in retirement planning, investment management, trust and estate planning, asset protection planning and philanthropic planning  across 39 wealth management workflows.

We provide fiduciary investment management of tailored separate investment accounts for individual, trust, retirement, business and philanthropic accounts. Our investment objectives are to generate better rising income, capital growth, portfolio stability and tax control than passive index investing provides.

We serve our clients as an advisor, manager, leader, and counselor. In each role, we contribute differently as our clients look to us with different needs at different times. Most often, we contribute simultaneously across all capacities in differing degrees.

As leaders, we provide motivation and direction. As counselors, we help remove barriers. As advisors, we provide technical advice. And as managers, we carry out process. Taken together, we are always working to position our clients in their place of greatest potential.

We pursue and accomplish this one client at a time.

Family offices provide a broad spectrum of private wealth management services to one or a small number of ultra-high-net-worth families.

All the private wealth management services provided by Intelligent Capitalworks are integral to the operations of a family office and are available to all our clients as part of the 39 wealth management workflows of our client servicescape.

As part of our private wealth management servicescape, we provide trust advisory services working with multiple trust companies in multiple regulatory and tax jurisdictions.

Yes, we only serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity.

Intelligent Capitalworks is one of only two Arizona private wealth management firms examined and certified to a fiduciary standard annually by an independent third-party fiduciary auditor through CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence.

Carlos Pansksep, Managing Director of CEFEX, explains the extraordinary annual effort that CEFEX-Certified firms undertake to become CEFEX-Certified here

Intelligent Capitalworks is also one of only two Arizona members of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.

A fiduciary stands in a special relationship of trust, confidence and responsibility with another person. The duties of a fiduciary include loyalty to the client and reasonable care with regard to the client’s assets. All of a fiduciary’s actions are to be undertaken in the best interest of the client. A fiduciary must avoid self-dealing and minimize and disclose conflicts of interest to the client.

Yes, we serve our clients for a professional fee only.

Fee-Only refers to compensation for a service. A Fee-Only financial advisor charges the client directly for advice and/or ongoing financial management.

No other financial reward is provided by any institution, which means that the advisor does not receive commissions or other forms of compensation on the actions they take on the client’s behalf.

Fee-Only practitioners may not receive commissions, rebates, finder’s fees, bonuses or any other form of compensation from others as a result of a client’s implementation of the practitioner’s planning recommendations.

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) ascribes Fee-Only to a practitioner, who in all circumstances is compensated solely by the client, with neither the practitioner nor any related party receiving compensation that is contingent on the purchase or sale of a financial product. It is the required form of compensation for members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Compensation is based on an hourly rate, a percent of assets managed, a flat fee, or a retainer. Fee-Only compensation helps minimize conflicts of interest.

No, fee-based means a fee is charged in addition to collecting sales or brokerage commissions and other forms of compensation.

No, we only provide professional services to our clients for a professional fee. We do not sell financial products to our clients or broker their investment transactions to generate sales commissions or other forms of compensation to us, or to meet one of the qualifications for a bonus, award, prize, educational trip or job title.

No, our firm only uses unaffiliated qualified third-party custodians to hold custody of our clients’ assets. Our clients’ accounts are held at a recognized qualified custodian like Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab, and are not held in-house at ICW Investment Advisors.

We have limited power over our clients’ accounts held by these qualified third-party custodians. That power is limited to buying and selling securities, moving funds between same-name accounts, and having funds sent directly to the address of record or same-name accounts at other financial institutions.

Intelligent Capitalworks FAQs
Interview Guide

In addition to reading our Intelligent Capitalworks FAQs, use our proprietary interview guide, Selecting a Wealth Management Professional, in your advisor search process as you conduct your personal due diligence and dig deeper with more targeted questions during your interview with us and other Scottsdale fiduciary financial advisors.

Play Video about thumbnail