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Whether he is helping successful individuals and families develop strategies for funding their retirement or children’s education, or helping a nonprofit become more sustainable to strive towards their mission with time-tested investment strategies, Darren W. Royal believes in balance. The balance of a well-diversified portfolio to help reduce risks, the balance of producing different income streams to help pursue your financial goals, and the balance of work and life! For this reason, when he is not working on portfolio construction or a financial plan, you can find Darren skiing some of Colorado’s world class ski resorts with his family and friends, fly-fishing the gold medal waters the rivers have to offer, hiking the many beautiful trails in the state, or camping with his family in the great outdoors. Darren’s philosophy for investing capital for his clients is derived from four key investment principals:

  1. Diversification* – a risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this technique contends that a portfolio constructed of different kinds of investments will, on average, yield higher returns and pose a lower risk than any individual investment found within a portfolio.

  2. Identifying and investing in long term trends – we adopt asset allocation models based on asset classes we believe are positioned for long-term return potential.

  3. Compounding – the process where the value of an investment increases because the earnings on an investment, both capital gains and interest, earn interest as time passes.

  4. Allocating to value – we strive to allocate our client’s wealth in the best value the capital markets have to offer at the time. Looking to invest in assets that are trading at lower valuations relative to other opportunities.

*There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market ris


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