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Foundations & Endowments

Plante Moran Financial Advisors offers deep-rooted expertise and resources for endowments and foundations providing investment, fiduciary, and risk management services to align with your unique organization’s goals.

With a rich understanding that nonprofit organizations sustain purposeful responsibility for prudent investment stewardship and fiduciary oversight, our experienced team of investment consultants is supported by one of the largest not-for-profit audit, tax, and consulting firms in the country, Plante Moran*. We customize solutions for your organization by reviewing your financial statements, spending policies, cash reserves and operational dependencies, risk tolerances, liquidity needs, and other ongoing commitments.

Our services include: asset allocation development and investment policy design, manager search, selection, and oversight and ongoing risk management. We provide independent, unbiased investment recommendations and find the right balance between meeting cash flow requirements for current commitments and supporting growth to help achieve long-term goals. Working alongside you, your executives, and investment committee members, we focus on constructing a disciplined investment program designed around your current needs and future goals.

*Plante Moran was ranked 1st of 200 CPA firms by assets under management — Accounting Today, June 2016

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Foundations and Endowments Thought Leadership

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    Investment committee members must understand each and every underlying investment, not only on a stand-alone basis, but also the role each investment plays within the context of the total portfolio in shaping overall investment strategy.
    Mark Dixon Wealth Management
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  • Tackling tax reform: Answers to three burning questions
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  • Plan sponsors should beware the managed account default option
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  • The most important function of a nonprofit board: Development and fundraising
    Is your not-for-profit board tied closely to your fundraising and development strategy? Here are some ideas to help you more effectively deploy your board members and their contacts.
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Our Institutional Investment Team

The greatest value we provide to clients is our team of professionals. We enter into each relationship with the intention of serving as a trusted advisor to our clients’ executives, boards, committee members, and owners and know earning that level of trust requires a very personal, customized, and consistent service approach.

With a work environment that attracts and retains top talent, our approach provides a measure of continuity within service teams and helps ensure that clients are served by professionals who know them and their unique situation. Please reach out today to begin a conversation about your organization’s goals.


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Mark Dixon CPA, CFP®, CIMA®, Partner, Plante Moran Institutional Investment Consulting Practice Leader