Important Firm News!
Effective as of February 1, 2015, please help us in congratulating both Charlie and Eric as they take on new roles with increased responsibilities. Charlie will be assuming the role of President and COO and Eric, Vice President of Business Development. Joe will fill the newly created role of CEO and will assist in guiding the firm’s strategic mission, but will be stepping down from the day-to-day management to focus on working with clients. These changes will help the firm continue to grow while signaling the beginning of a long-term succession plan that will see the company pass from one generation to the next.
Over the last year Rocco & Associates took steps and instituted new processes to remove the use of excess paper. As we enter into 2015 and look back, we can proudly say that out paperless initiative is a success. In a continued effort to create a more sustainable workplace and provide the highest level of service to our clients, we are excited to announce that all of our client communications will be going paperless in 2015! This will include the Financial Strategy Review, Client Satisfaction Survey, Portfolio Manager Reports, Event Invitations and various other client updates.
At Rocco & Associates we see the volatility in January continuing through the first half of the year, but we see the volatility staying within the same 2,000 point band it has been fluctuating between. Also, we believe that there are investment strategies, namely dollar cost averaging, that can be leveraged to take advantage of the unpredictability and increase share count. Dollar cost averaging is the process of investing over a set period of time, with the same investment amount being purchased at each interval. Ultimately we believe the market is strong and this period of volatility will only delay the slow growth many are predicting over the next few years.
My name is Steven Auer and I am currently a junior enrolled at Quinnipiac University studying finance and accounting. I joined the Rocco & Associates Wealth Management team during this spring 2015 semester as the Business Development Intern. I had several challenging internship opportunities to look at this year and I am very excited that I was chosen to join this great firm. I am originally from Orange County, New York and enjoy playing and watching sports with any free time I have away from school and work. I am also an avid golfer and will play anytime, rain or shine. One of the aspects of the Business Development Internship that attracted me the most was the vast experience the team has within the finance industry. Over the course of the semester I know that I will be able to increase my level of knowledge about wealth management as well as the finance industry as a whole. I am also looking forward to meeting many of our existing and prospective clients. When you are in the office, be sure to come by and say hello to me “Behind the Wall.”
The economic forecasts set forth on this website may not develop as predicted and there can be no guarantee that strategies promoted will be successful. Investing involves risk including potential loss of principal.