Valentine Ventures, LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser based in Bend, Oregon. The company provides investing and planning services to individuals and institutions. The firm was started by William Valentine, CFA in 1997.
The Wealth Management division works with affluent clients* providing integrated Financial Planning and Investment Management services under one asset-based management fee. The offering is characterized by:
Portfolios are managed by a professional investment manager who is held to a fiduciary standard to act solely in the client’s best interest.
Each client receives comprehensive Financial Planning and ongoing counsel as needed as part of the Wealth Management relationship.
Clients pay a fee based on assets under management, eliminating “conflict of interest” questions arising from commission-based compensation. The company does not sell any financial products.
The firm provides frequent video and written content on its website, in addition to written quarterly Client Reviews. Clients receive monthly statements and other pertinent information from the custodian, and have online access to their account at all times.
*Minimum account size of $750,000
Valentine 401(k) is a full-platform, Qualified Plan solution created to address the problems inherent in most plans. The offering is characterized by:
The platform is based entirely on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) which provide excellent diversification, the safety of indexed investing, broad asset class exposure and very low fees. Proprietary model portfolios allow for one-click investment in an intelligent mix.
Valentine 401(k) interacts with Plan participants directly, in-person or by phone, to provide advice and answer questions. Participants are also invited to join the Quarterly Web Conference online. Valentine 401(k) has even created its own online video library to educate participants: wealthacademy.org.
Valentine 401(k) can act as an ERISA 3(38) or 3(21) adviser. As a cofiduciary, liability for the Plan is shared with a partner better suited to oversee the investment and education related requirements of Qualified Plans.