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Asset Management & Planning is dedicated to providing clients with investment strategies to help them reach their goals. Our philosophy is to provide thoughtful, viable alternatives so that clients can comfortably navigate financial issues in their lives. Strategies are customized. There is not a “one-size fits all” approach. We strive to maintain a high level of accessibility so that clients’ personal needs and goals are addressed on an ongoing, proactive basis.

Our Services

Financial Planning

Creating a financial plan is key to any longterm goals and success.

Investment Management

Our core beliefs create a proven management environment.

Financial Planning

Do you have a plan?

The financial planning process can be summed up very simply.

Where are you now?
Where do you want to be?
How are you going to get there?

Each client’s path is unique, and thus the complexity and scope of each plan varies. When we begin a relationship with you at Asset Management & Planning, we want to get to know you personally and understand what is important to you.

At Asset Management & Planning, we take a comprehensive approach to the financial planning process. Though we focus on your investments, we also analyze the other pieces of your financial picture to ensure that all of them are working together toward your goals.

Analysis & Evaluation

Plan Proposal

Implementation

Monitoring & Tracking

Investment Management

Asset Management & Planning’s proven investment management is rooted in certain core beliefs:
  • Markets are extremely efficient. “Mispricings” can exist in equity markets but are extremely hard to identify on a consistent basis.
  • Investment returns are largely determined by asset class selection and not on market timing or stock picking. The asset classes that comprise a portfolio and the risk levels associated with these asset classes are responsible for most of the variability of portfolio returns.
  • Risk and return are directly related. Asset class diversification reduces investment risk while allowing for better overall portfolio performance.
  • Diversification is essential. Portfolios are constructed using a comprehensive approach to asset class exposure among both foreign and domestic equities.
  • The most efficient way to own equities in a portfolio is through the use of low cost, mutual funds and/or exchange traded funds.
  • Bonds are used to provide stability, generate income and reduce the overall volatility of the portfolio. Our ability to individually structure bond portfolios is unique and provides better fixed income management for each client.

When we build portfolios we know that the return of your money is just as important as the return on your money. Our goal is to understand and invest in a manner that is appropriate for each client. How your portfolio performs in a down market is just as important as how it performs in an up market.

All Asset Management & Planning clients assets are held at TD Ameritrade Institutional. Additionally, we utilize Dimensional Funds, the leader in research and investing in asset class-based portfolio management. Dimensional Funds are available exclusively through a network of approved fee-only advisors and institutional money managers. They are not available through direct marketing or conventional broker/dealer firms. Dimensional Funds honor our commitment to maintaining low expenses which are shown to result in better investment returns.

Meet Our Team

Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd, CFP®

atodd@assetmgtplanning.com

Andrew Todd, president of Asset Management & Planning, is a Certified Financial Planner® with a background in personal financial planning for individuals and their families. Mr. Todd has worked extensively in the areas of financial planning, asset management and daily money management. He specializes in providing individuals and their families with innovative and comprehensive financial solutions.

Born and raised in Columbia, Mr. Todd is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He began his career with Horizon Investments, LLC in 2000 and went on to form Todd Financial Solutions in 2001. Todd Financial Solutions merged with Asset Management and Planning in 2010. An avid fisherman and photographer, Andrew lives in Forest Acres with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Sam and Henry.

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

lmiller@assetmgtplanning.com

Larry Miller has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the founding partner and vice president of Asset Management & Planning. Prior to founding Asset Management & Planning, Larry was portfolio manager of Asset/Liability for Bankers Trust of South Carolina as well as senior vice president and head of institutional fixed income sales for Wachovia Bank in South Carolina. Larry holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina.

Larry and his wife Ann reside in West Columbia, SC where he is an active member of the community. Larry serves as vice chairman of the West Columbia Planning Commission and chairman of the West Columbia Beautification Foundation.

Jennifer Kauffman

Jennifer Kauffman

jkauffman@assetmgtplanning.com

Jennifer Kauffman joined Asset Management & Planning in January 2013 to open the office in Charlotte, NC. She brings more than eight years of experience in managing investments and client relationships to the team. She started her career with Morgan Stanley in Lancaster, PA, and moved to North Carolina in 2006 where she worked as an investment consultant for TD Ameritrade.

Born and Raised in Bedford County, PA, Mrs. Kauffman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She lives at Lake Norman with her husband, Fred and son Ethan and enjoys music, yoga, and being on the water.

Sally McFarland

Sally McFarland

smcfarland@assetmgtplanning.com

Sally McFarland is the director of client operations at Asset Management & Planning. Born and raised in Lexington, SC, Sally currently lives in West Columbia, SC. She is a graduate of Columbia College and has a background in the insurance and mortgage industries. She enjoys painting, music, traveling, and sports.

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  1. Asset Management & Planning Firm Name (“AMP”) is a registered investment adviser with the SEC and its principal place of business in the State of South Carolina and its representatives comply with the current registration requirements imposed upon registered investment advisers by those states in which the Firm maintains clients. Firm may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Registration as an investment adviser does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by securities regulators nor does it indicate that the adviser has attained a particular level of skill or ability.
  2. Information contained herein does not involve the rendering of personalized investment advice, but is limited to the dissemination of general information. You should consult a professional adviser before implementing any of the strategies or options presented.
  3. Please be aware that economic factors, market conditions, and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio and there are no assurances that it will match or outperform any particular benchmark. Additionally, all investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will be either suitable or profitable for a client’s investment portfolio.
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