Who We Are

Meet Douglas Kobak, CFP®

Helping clients protect and grow what they’ve worked so hard to earn.

My job is to learn about you, your family, your goals and objectives and then craft a customized financial game plan for you.  We manage your assets on an ongoing basis striving for the right balance between risk and opportunity that is appropriate for you while incorporating both changes in your life and the financial markets.

“I want you to enjoy your Golden Years, not just survive them”

For over 25 years I have worked in the financial industry in multiple capacities.  I began my career at Lehman Brothers on their institutional and proprietary trading desks, where I gained extensive trading knowledge and experience.  I also went through their MBA program, spending time in the different areas of the Capital Markets.

After Lehman Brothers, I spent seventeen years at Citigroup as a SVP, Advisor within Citi Family Office, an elite department within Citigroup that focused on the firm’s top clients.  During this period, I successfully managed more than $200 million for my clients.

I was named as one of the top 25 wealth advisors in the Philadelphia Region by Barron’s and the Philadelphia Business Journal.  I’m a member of the Financial Planning Association’s Philadelphia region.  My family and I reside in the Main Line Area of suburban Philadelphia.  I am an active member of the community and involved with several local philanthropic organizations including coaching track & field for Special Olympics athletes. When I’m not at one of my three kid’s activities I enjoy playing tennis, golf and running.

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Who We Are

We serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity – putting clients’ interests first – with transparency and an investment approach based upon a well-grounded, long-term philosophy not influenced by market fads or media hype.

Our goal is to establish lasting relationships with our clients through open communication, knowledge, exceptional service, and earned trust.

We understand that you and your goals are unique, so your financial plan should be as well. We create your plan only after learning about you, your family, your needs, goals, and ambitions, not based on the size of your assets or a computer algorithm.

Whether you are planning for retirement, saving for your children’s or grandchildren’s education, or simply ready to take control of your financial future, we can help.

We strive to create and execute a plan that will put your mind at ease and put the weight on our shoulders while adhering to an exceptional standard – the fiduciary standard.

Who We Serve

We primarily serve a select group of very successful executives, business owners, and some of the most influential families in the area.

Beyond direct consultation with our clients, we also work with their families, across generations, as well as their advisors, accountants and attorneys to deliver integrated service.

 

 

 

Main Line Group Doesn’t Follow the Herd

We Offer A Different Solution, Based on Current Market Activity and Performance.

Many Financial and Wealth Advisors are still living in the 1990s—they’re using investment techniques and strategies that made sense during the Clinton years, but have increasingly little relevance to today’s investment climate.

We don’t believe in investing and forgetting.  

Our methodology is founded on the principle that all investments are not created equal.  Our analysis starts by adhering to the most basic economic principle of supply and demand, ranking investments from strongest to weakest using very broad asset classes.  

Knowing the supply and demand relationship of multiple assets allows us to be proactive and to increase exposure to the assets that are strengthening, while reducing exposure in weakening assets.

We use a wide array of investment tools, including our own proprietary investment methods which can help to optimize returns in both strong as well as weak markets.

Over 20 Years of Planning Expertise

For more than two decades Doug has proudly been held to the Fiduciary Standard, meaning he must act solely in the best interests of his clients at all times.  This responsibility distinguishes him from most of the financial advisors working for the largest brokerage firms who are merely required to determine a level of suitability rather than uphold the best interests of their clients, but have no legal obligation to put your interest ahead of their personal or firms interests.

We are proud to offer our clients the advantages of a boutique firm’s personal service while providing an array of investment and wealth management services.

Mitigating risk is a cornerstone of our philosophy and a critical strategy to reduce investment risk, personal liability, and downside exposure from unforeseen events.

Our planning encompasses both sides of the balance sheet and is customized for each client’s needs.

WE Believe

We believe that wealth management is a comprehensive and ongoing process focused on protecting and managing all aspects of an affluent family’s wealth.  Planning is the cornerstone of our process and provides the financial game plan for the future.   

We believe in taking the time to clearly explain difficult financial concepts to our clients. We believe in a strong personal relationship with our clients that is built on trust and mutual respect.

We believe that all investments are not created equal and in the economics of supply and demand.  We believe that managing one’s wealth is not investing and forgetting, but about having a proactive approach to asset allocation.

We believe that our clients hire us to put their interests before those of our personal or firm’s interests.  By law, we are held to a fiduciary standard and must act in the best interest of our clients at all times

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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