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The Banks Group
At The Banks Group, we strive to manage our practice as an investment management and financial planning "boutique". Our Team personally develops and provides clients with personalized investment management, financial guidance and retirement planning advice. Janney Montgomery Scott’s history of strength and stability complement our client–centric approach with state of the art capabilities. Building strong relationships is essential to our goal of offering each client the best and most appropriate investment advice. David personally designs the financial and retirement plans, which are the cornerstone for portfolio construction, investment management, and periodic portfolio reviews. Working together with our clients to understand objectives, risk tolerance and goals lead to a process that drives the investment strategy, asset allocation, and plan design.Our clients and their families entrust to our care assets of over $400,000,000 dollars and utilize the group’s knowledge on a wide array of financial and investment matters, including retirement income planning, education funding, estate planning, gifting strategies, and insured solutions. Having extensive experience in and knowledge of the bond markets, our team also assists various non-profit organizations invest an additional $ 250,000,000 in U.S. Treasury, Agency, and Municipal Bonds. Professional advisors and existing clients are the group’s primary source of referrals, which include individuals, families, foundations, endowments, corporations, medical societies and 501(c) (3) organizations. The Banks Group welcomes the opportunity to foster a team approach and often consults with our clients' legal and tax advisors when appropriate. Providing superior service and helping clients achieve long-term success is paramount to our mission.
What We Do
No matter where you are in life – we’re here for you through every step of your financial journey.
Beyond Investing. Connecting.
When you work with us it’s about going beyond investing. It’s about connecting your life and your finances in a way that makes sense for you, partnering through each stage of life.
Business Retirement Plans
We are committed to working with your organization to deliver innovative, results-oriented strategies. Our step-by-step process has been developed to help you reach your goal of offering a well-designed plan, with high-level service, that helps your valued employees achieve financial security.
College Saving and Funding Plans
As the price of education continues to rise, affording the cost of college requires a customized plan to meet your funding needs, while balancing other expenses and goals.
We’re proud to support the communities we live and work in. We strive to connect with our communities in a meaningful way, bringing about positive change and helping to provide services and resources to help them thrive.
Check out information on upcoming and past events we’re pleased to offer you, virtually and/or in person, on a variety of topics.
Recent Event: Life Happens
Meg Muldoon presented "Life Happens: Adapting Your Estate Plan For Life Events" where she discussed that as your life changes, your financial needs and goals likely will too.
Recent Event: Simple Safeguards from Cybercrime
In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take precautions and be aware of how to stay safe from identity theft and cybercrime.
Recent Event: The Power of Feeling Your Best: Rest. Eat. Move.
What does “feeling your BEST” look like?
Stay up-to-date and in-the know about every aspect of your financial picture.
September 16, 2023
Tax & Estate Planning Virtual Seminar
Whether it’s the possibility of tax laws changing soon or recent updates impacting inherited retirement accounts, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to tax and estate planning. Join us for this exclusive virtual seminar where we will explore what to do before the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act sunsets, estate & gift planning strategies, charitable gifting, and income tax planning opportunities, as well as new provisions in Secure Act & Secure Act 2.0, types of beneficiaries and the new 10-year payout, using trusts as beneficiaries, and incorporating Secure Act & Secure Act 2.0 within your financial plan.
September 05, 2023
Evaluating Your College Savings Withdrawal Strategy
If you have a high school senior who will be attending college next year, you’ll need to start withdrawing from your college savings account(s).
August 31, 2023
Online Access Estate Organizer
Estate Organizer, a new financial wellness tool available in Online Access, allows clients to manage estate planning documents and contacts, so loved ones, beneficiaries, and personal representatives know exactly what to do. Watch this video to learn more:
Research & Insights
Access our latest research and insights covering market news, financial planning topics, and more.
September Investment Perspectives
In this issue we take a look at BRICS+ and potential investment opportunities, determine if bond market supply matters, and discuss why September is a more worrisome month for stocks than October.
Are You Incorporating Secure Act 2.0 Provisions into Your Financial Plan?
SECURE Act 2.0 is designed not only to make it easier for employers to adopt and administer retirement plans, but also to help individuals save for retirement. There are nearly 100 provisions in this new legislation. Some of these, which are in place now or will become effective in coming years, are highlighted below.
Outlook 2023: Mid-Year Update
In our initial Outlook 2023 publication, we offered a thesis around the concept of two-way risk.