Richard is the managing principal of QVM Group LLC, a fee-based investment advisor based in Connecticut, with clients across the country. QVM also operates the site www.StopAlerts.com and the site www.RationalRisk.com. QVM manages portfolios uniquely designed for each client on a flat fee basis through the client’s own accounts at Schwab; and provides investment coaching to "do-it-yourself" investors on an hourly fee basis. The investment approach is based on value, asset allocation, expense control, risk management, customizing portfolios to each client's specific circumstances, and regular communication about strategy and absolute and benchmark performance. Richard's extensive experience includes serving having served as a Board Director of Phoenix Investment Counsel, a U.S. pension and mutual funds manager, now Virtus Investment Partners (New York Stock Exchange: VRTS http://www.virtus.com); as Managing Director of Phoenix American Investment in London; and as a Board Director Aberdeen Asset Management PLC in Aberdeen Scotland (London Stock Exchange: ADN http://www.aberdeen-asset.com). He has been a Trustee of a $500 million pension fund, and was a charter investor and member of the Board of Directors of several internet companies, including Lending Tree (NASDAQ: TREE http://www.lendingtree.com) prior to its IPO. He is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College. QVM Group LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Visit the QVM Group website. (http://www.qvmgroup.com). Follow him on Twitter: @QVMinvest
“I started off being interested in [Engineering / Technical Field] back and thought I would do that for a few years. But after getting exposed to stock market I realized that I was much more interested in pursuing a carrier in investment profession because I want to make an impact and work in something much faster-paced. Currently Pursuing by MBA in Finance Analysis. CFA Level 2 Candidate.
39 Years in Financial Services, if you count my first two years with the Social Security Administration.
Started my career in private industry as an insurance agent.
Got my Series 7 in 1983 and gradually moved from insurance to financial planning, estate planning and investments as my main focus.
Became a CFP in 1988 and earned my CIMA in 2006.
Work primarily with HNW clients, defined as $5MM plus.
Individual Investor. Focused on upcoming retirement (4-8 years from now, perhaps). Seeking a portfolio balance of secure/stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks.
Health Care: CVS,
Biotech & Health Care: NVO, JNJ.
Consumer: MO, RAI, PM, DPZ, STZ, SBUX, ROST, NKE
Tech and Content: APPL, FB, GOOGL, AMZN.
Small Caps: MGPI.
Utilities/Telcom: T, SO, D.
Industrial: LMT, RTN, ROP