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Shuhda Venturi and Associates

We are a nationally renowned wealth management team that caters to the needs of ultra-affluent individuals, families, and institutions.* We work with a select group of highly successful clients, helping them navigate the opportunities and challenges of significant wealth. Based in San Francisco, we serve as wealth advisors to entrepreneurs, senior executives, professional athletes, family offices, foundations, and endowments located throughout the United States. We are particularly skilled in connecting clients with the resources they need, channeling our experience and insight to advance client goals. Our advice is analytically rigorous; we apply a tax-sensitive and fee-sensitive approach, pursuing integrated strategies to deploy capital efficiently.

Streamlining Client Wealth

Ultra-affluent clients typically encounter heightened complexity in managing their wealth. The scale of their holdings entails decisions that have long-term ramifications for them, their heirs, and their charitable interests. We help clients navigate this process, streamlining their wealth through sound strategy and careful execution. When clients engage our team, we begin by taking the time to thoroughly understand their unique objectives, challenges and risks. This then allows us to conduct a more thorough analysis of both sides of their balance sheet, better coordinate with tax and legal advisors on crafting appropriate estate and philanthropic strategies, and identify ways in which clients can enhance diversification, promote liquidity, minimize fees, and maintain transparency in their investments. Ultimately, we look to be a single point of contact for any financial decision that impacts clients’ lives.

Focused on Wealth Preservation

Having had the privilege of serving clients who have attained considerable wealth for over 30 years, we recognize that preservation of that wealth is an important consideration. As portfolio managers, we look to capitalize upon a deeper understanding of our client’s unique objectives and risk tolerance to identify a suitable investment strategy. Leveraging the depth of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s industry-leading research, which has been recognized consistently over the past several years as the top global research firm, we strive to mitigate down-side volatility in the design of our strategies. We look to accomplish this by increasing portfolio diversification across multiple asset classes, using factor-based analysis to understand the drivers of risk and return and through deep due diligence into the ETFs, mutual funds and other securities used to express our views. As fee and tax conscious investors, we are careful in identifying efficient implementation vehicles to achieve our client’s objectives.

Advocating for Client Needs

We are members of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch, an elite division within the Firm specially designed to cater to ultra-affluent clients. We don’t dabble in significant wealth; we focus on it exclusively. As a result, we are keenly attuned to the issues that clients face. As advisors, we look to harness the specialized resources and capabilities at our disposal to deliver a robust and satisfying client experience. We also tap our extensive network of contacts, both inside and outside of the Firm, to address a range of client needs. As liaisons and guides, we drive value by managing the many moving parts of client wealth and accelerating their advancement toward long-term objectives.

A Single Source for Integrated Wealth Management

We offer the strategies and services demanded by significant wealth:

  • Investment management
  • Institutional investment consulting
  • Trust and estate planning services
  • Tax-minimization strategies
  • Executives services: pre and post IPO, restricted and concentrated stock
  • Customized credit and lending through Bank of America, NA
  • Philanthropy
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