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Fee based VS Free advice

When you work with a bank or an advisor you will either get “FREE” advice or pay a fee. Although “FREE” advice sounds great you will be compromising on the quality of advice that you will get. When receiving free advice you risk getting advice to invest into assets that are more in the financial interest of the bank or adviser than your own.

Unfortunately the asset management industry was created in a way that incentivizes the sale of investment funds and products. Over the last 20 years this model has resulted in huge commissions being paid to bankers and advisers to promote their products. The huge commissions are built in and hidden into the products that you end up paying for. Not only does this hinder your results by paying large fees for your products and services but it compromises the advice that you will receive. Be aware that free independent advice is probably more like expensive constrained advice. Think about it is your bank manager working for you or the bank? Is your independent free advisor recommending funds that are the best for you or that pay them?

No Win no Fee

At Empire we believe that you should only pay an adviser for good advice. Unfortunately, most investors pay their banks and advisers even if they lose money. Empire has a unique approach to Fees that shows just how confident we are at delivering on our promises. At Empire if you don’t make money we don’t make money.

After an initial consultation to assess your investor profile and objectives we will agree upon a minimum target of return known as our benchmark. If we do not achieve your minimum benchmark you will not pay our fee. If we do achieve your benchmark then we charge a flat 0.5% administration fee. If we exceed your expectations we feel we should also be rewarded by way of a performance fee. This means that we only get paid if we meet or beat your expectations and you only pay us with profits we helped you to make. Sound fair? We think so!

Empire Consulting Group's standard contract is 0.5% administration fee paid if the client reaches their minimum benchmark performance and a 20% performance fee for every 1% return achieved above the benchmark. The benchmark, administration fee, performance fee and contract length are all negotiable. To understand the way we charge our fees or to discuss alternatives please feel free to contact us.

Adding Value

There are 5 ways that Empire can add value to our clients.
After an initial consultation to assess your investor profile and objectives we will agree upon a minimum target of return known as our benchmark. If we do not achieve your minimum benchmark you will not pay our fee. If we do achieve your benchmark then we charge a flat 0.5% administration fee. If we exceed your expectations we feel we should also be rewarded by way of a performance fee. This means that we only get paid if we meet or beat your expectations and you only pay us with profits we helped you to make. Sound fair? We think so!

Empire Consulting Group's standard contract is 0.5% administration fee paid if the client reaches their minimum benchmark performance and a 20% performance fee for every 1% return achieved above the benchmark. The benchmark, administration fee, performance fee and contract length are all negotiable. To understand the way we charge our fees or to discuss alternatives please feel free to contact us.

Costs & Fee Analysis

Independent evaluations will look at your banking fees and your investment portfolio and assess how efficient your funds are. In most cases you will be paying unnecessary fees and commissions built into the investments you own. We can provide you with a X-ray analysis and help you to eliminate unnecessary costs built into your products and bank services. This process generally leads to the client achieving an increase of 20%-30% on the exact same portfolio through fee elimination alone.

Life & Health Insurance

It is not only investment funds that pay commission for distribution. Life and health insurance companies pay out huge commissions to advisers to incentives the sale of their products. Empire can help you identify the same level of insurance cover at a much lower cost buy using competitors that do not pay out such high sales commissions. Alternatively, we can rebate you commission of your products in case you don’t want to change your provider.

Increased Performance

Empire has helped 1000`s of clients across the globe to significantly improve the performance of their investment portfolios without increasing risk. Although this may sound impossible it is not. The use of clean efficient investment funds, tailor made investment strategies, solid risk management and structured products can boost the overall performance of your investments without exposing you to higher risks. In some cases you can increase returns and protection in unison.

Money Transfers

International money transfers can be time consuming and expensive. Due to the volume of international transfers our collective clients make we can negotiate the lowest rates in the market for money transfers. Not only do we offer the lowest rates but we ensure a swift turn around so your funds are where you want them when you want them.

Risk Management

Risk Management is THE MOST important aspect of investing yet most people do not have any kind of risk management in place. If you do not have a risk management strategy you need to get one immediately. You insure your house, your car, your health so why do you not have insurance for your money. Diversifying your portfolio is not true risk management, it is only a part of it. There are many ways to manage the risk of a portfolio. To find out which strategy is best and you’re needs arrange a free 30 minute call with one of our consultants.

Testimonials

“Since the first meeting, Charles has shown deep and detailed knowledge. More than that Charles is always willing to help and improve the financial results.” May 10, 2011

Kasuo Miyake hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2000

“Hi, I´m here to talk about Charles Burrows, who is a senior finance consultant with international experience in many assets areas. He has excellent ability to hear, understand your investment situation, and suggest the best opportunities with the appropriate risk profile. Thanks Charles for your patience!” May 10, 2011

Luiz Alberto Martinez, Partner, SagaTrek

Met Charles many years ago and he has been responsible. Charles shows great knowledge of financial market and with the ability to present you with detail and clear vision of his portfolio. He has a genuine interest to help you drive your financial investments toward a better and prosper future!” May 10, 2011

Daniel Mamoré hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2005, and hired Empire Consulting more than once

“Charles is very well oriented and focused on the his work. He provides me reliable services and orients me towards my objectives.” May 10, 2011

Guilherme Martins hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2009

“Charles is a consistent and reliable professional, who is very thorough and careful and at the same time creative and solutions driven. He has an excellent knowledge of the markets and current affairs, and as a result inspires confidence and trust. He achieved and continues to achieve excellent results in the work he provides me and I would not hesitate to highly recommend his services.” May 10,

Edmundo Nejm hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2008, and hired Empire Consulting more than once

“Charles has shown deep knowledge of the international financial markets and has achieved a good result so far to my investments.” May 12, 2011

Filipe Martinez Biazzi hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2009

“Charles is a detailed professional that pays attention to customers’ needs and is able to find the best solution for that.” May 20, 2011

Alessandro Moraes hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2009

“Charles is an open minded and passionate professional who will allow you to rightfully set and reach your financial objectives.” October 7, 2012

1st Nicolas Karlinski hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2011

“I’ve been working with Charles for 3 years now and he has always been a great person to work with. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets and is able to come with interesting and innovative solutions that are absolutely in line with my risk profile and my current life situation. Several times, he has been ahead of the curve in predicting where the market would go next. On a day to day basis, he is quick to respond to requests and inquiries and is always proactive when the markets take a turn.” October 7, 2012

Jose E. Neves hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2009

“Charles has shown deep knowledge of the international financial markets and have achieved a good result so far to my investments.” He is very competent, and an excellent advisor and knowledgeable in all financial matters. I highly recommend Charles, and especially his ability to always find a better solution for his clients.” May 30, 2011

Michael Pfeffer hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2009

“I first met Charles 3 years ago and have been working with him since then. I think his best characteristic is the fact that he manages to understand my needs and he succeeded to present a solution which is consistent and solid. He is a trustworthy person who can adapt to the various changes in the economic scenario.” October 8, 2012

Anteo Pontoni hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2010, and hired Empire Consulting more than once

“I have started to work with Charles in mid-2011 to come up with a long-term investment plan. Since then his services provided to me were excellent. He is very reliable, always reachable (by phone and Email) and visits me regularly at my place. He provides regular updates and comes up with ideas to secure or accumulate profits of my portfolio. His investment recommendations are profound and he is an absolute expert about worldwide financial markets.” – October 16, 2012

Oliver Wurtz hired Empire Consulting as a Financial Advisor in 2011

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