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Asset Management & Planning is dedicated to providing clients with investment strategies to help them reach their goals. We offer independent research, without obligations to outside financial companies, for strategy implementation. This enables us to be completely objective in the strategies we recommend.
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.
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The financial planning process can be summed up very simply.
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
Monitoring & Tracking
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, CFP®
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 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 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, a Certified ParaPlanner, is the director of client operations at Asset Management and 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.
Laurie White has more than 30 years of experience in the financial service industry. She is a founding partner of Asset Management & Planning. Her banking and investment experience includes roles as a registered representative, compliance officer and investment officer with Wachovia Investments.
Born in Greensboro, NC, she was raised in Liberty, SC. Before entering the financial field Laurie earned a degree in biology and practiced nursing. She currently lives in Columbia, SC, and is active in her community and church. Laurie has two grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, music and the beach.
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