By creating strategic partnerships and alliances with other leading firms, we are able to seamlessly manage numerous aspects of our clients’ financial situations, including:
|• Investment management
• Estate planning and trust services
• Business advisory services
• Retirement Planning
• Charitable planning
|• Tax planning
• Asset protection
As part of a clients’ team of trusted advisers, we also work closely with their attorneys, CPAs, payroll companies and insurance companies to help with even their most sophisticated financial needs. Our partnerships and alliances serve to combine the products, services and talents of other leaders in their respective industries with the comprehensive wealth advisory services of KCG Investment Advisory Services.
KCG Investment Advisory Partnerships Include:
Destiny Wealth Partners is a Central-Florida based Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) founded by Thomas H. Ruggie, CHFC®, CFP®, who is also Founder and CEO of Ruggie Wealth Management, Destiny Family Office and Edge 401(k) Solutions.
Destiny Wealth Partners manages these firms’ investment portfolios and provides wealth management services, consulting, financial planning, retirement planning and investment supervisory services.
Destiny Wealth Partners has engaged Mercer Financial Intermediary Services/Mercer Research (Mercer), and First Trust Capital Management’s Private Investment Platform powered by First Trust Alternative Investment Research (“FTAIR”) for a range of customized investment services, including manager research and ratings, model portfolios, manager selection, consolidation of reporting, custom fund implementations and due diligence across the entire investable universe.
Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), and has employees based in 44 countries and 56 cities. They have $15 trillion under advice as of June 30, 2019, $305 billion under management as of December 31, 2019, and $7 trillion in subscriber assets. Their investment services offering includes access to one of the largest manager research platforms in the industry.
First Trust Capital Management L.P. (“FTCM”) is an asset management firm that specializes in providing diversified alternative and income oriented investments as an adviser or manager to public and private investment funds as well as separately managed accounts for other RIAs. FTCM has particular expertise in real estate, private equity, private credit, real assets and hedge fund investments. FTCM has an investment research team, First Trust Alternative Investment Research (“FTAIR”), that performs due diligence on managers across all asset classes and strategies, and maintains a proprietary database of firms, portfolio managers, and their investment products.
KCG Now Providing World-Class Trust Services
Destiny Wealth Partners Launches Destiny Private Trust to Bring You World-Class Trust Services
We are excited to announce that Destiny Wealth Partners, RIA for KCG Investment Advisory Services, Destiny Family Office and Ruggie Wealth Management, has expanded our trust solutions for clients whose financial, family or business needs require the services of a corporate trustee, with the launch of Destiny Private Trust, a Trust Representative Office of National Advisors Trust Company (NATC).
Destiny Private Trust reflects an evolution of the breadth and depth of comprehensive wealth management services our firms are already offering our clients and their families through every life stage and across generations.
With $10+ billion in assets under administration, NATC is the largest advisor-owned, independent trust company in the U.S. It is nationally-chartered and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, (a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department), and is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Your Destiny Private Trust advisor, KCG Investment Advisory Advisor and your estate planning attorney can create a solid, effective estate plan that helps you minimize estate transfer and gift taxes while providing a flexible trustee solution. Together, we help improve the overall transfer of wealth between generations, and help you remain confident about the future of your estate.
Your estate planning professional can work with you to recommend and establish the appropriate trust. He or she will choose Destiny Wealth Partners as your investment advisor and Destiny Private Trust as a corporate trustee, co-trustee or agent for trustee. Families can retain as much involvement and responsibility with the trust as desired.
Individuals sometimes appoint themselves, a family member, attorney, or family friend as trustee of their trusts. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all trustee solution that works for every situation. For many individuals, the administrative aspects of serving as trustee are time consuming, challenging and can carry risk. It may be difficult to ensure compliance with the trust document.
By appointing Destiny Private Trust to act as the agent, the trustee will still retain fiduciary responsibility, while the trust company provides asset custody, trust-style statements and trust officer support.
Destiny Private Trust works directly with the trustee to manage trust assets, help perform trust administration duties as outlined in the trust document, such as distributions, statement production, tax reporting and bill paying and achieve the stated financial objectives.
For more information, talk with your KCG Investment Advisory Advisor.
Trust Services Include:
- Revocable Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Agent for Trustee
- Special Needs Trusts
- Marital Trusts
- Bypass Trusts
- Generation Skipping Trusts
- Dynasty Trusts
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust
- Qualified Terminable Interest Property
Destiny – Our Multi-Family Office – provides comprehensive investment and life-planning solutions to affluent individuals, entrepreneurs, entertainers, athletes and their families, structuring and preserving their wealth for future generations in a profoundly personal and hands-on way which ensures the best-possible alignment of interest between our advisors and our clients.
Destiny Family Office is built on a broad range of expertise in the management of investments and portfolios, asset protection, budgeting, educational funding, and philanthropy.
Our professionals also align together diverse experts who can create a cohesive plan to provide or coordinate professional and lifestyle services such as legal, regulatory, communications, insurance, estate management, taxes, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, succession and board planning, technology, travel and leisure, and risk management.
Together, we work as one – focusing entirely on our clients’ needs, wants and goals to achieve their mission and goals.
With nearly 25 years of experience providing wealth management to entrepreneurial and innovative individuals, families and family firms, we understand the unique challenges they face — and how to address them.
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