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Schechter Wealth is a boutique, third-generation wealth advisory firm. For over 75 years, our multi-disciplined team consisting of one or more JDs, CPAs, LLMs, CLUs, PFSs, CAPs, MBAs, CFP® practitioners and CFA® charterholders has been quietly advising wealthy families on financial matters including: institutional quality investment advisory services, advanced life insurance planning, income and estate taxes, business succession, and charitable planning. Watch the video

How Cash Value Life Insurance Made Jim Harbaugh College Football’s Top-Paid Coach

By: Jordan Smith, JD, LLM In August 2016, the University of Michigan announced that it had amended its contract with head football coach Jim Harbaugh to include a creative deferred compensation alternative involving cash value life insurance. The arrangement made Harbaugh the highest paid college football coach in the country, according to Sports Illustrated and[…]

Schechter Wealth Earns Spot in Crain’s ‘Cool Places to Work 2017’

                        Crain’s Detroit Business released its 2017 list of “Cool Places to Work” in Michigan on Monday, August 28, and Schechter Wealth was among the 100 companies selected. This is Schechter’s first appearance on Crain’s annual installment, now in it’s fifth year, which recognizes the[…]

Schechter Wealth’s Jason Zimmerman Talks Premier Disability Coverage for Physicians in ‘Investment News’

Schechter Wealth Senior Managing Director & Principal, Jason Zimmerman, MBA, CLU, CAP, discusses the importance of long-term disability coverage for physicians in an article published July 27, 2017 for Investment News.  Considering many physicians have a lifestyle dependent upon a certain level of income and may have ownership in a practice, even a relatively minor accident[…]

Schechter Investment Advisors Ranks Among Largest & Fastest Growing RIAs in U.S.

A July 2017 ranking from Financial Advisor has placed Schechter Investment Advisors in the top 2.1% of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) in the U.S. The ranking, which focuses primarily on 2016 year-end assets, lists Schechter as 254th out of approximately 12,000 potential RIAs nationally and seventh in Michigan. Bernie Kent, JD, CPA, PFS, Chairman of Schechter Investment[…]

How Schechter Wealth is Helping Metro Detroiters Invest in Israel

An article in the July 13th issue of the Jewish News, authored by Robin Schwartz, highlights how Schechter Wealth’s relationship with Colorado-based hedge fund Lazarus Israel Opportunities is helping connect Metro Detroit investors to Israel. Over the past 15 years, Israel has become a hotbed of technological innovations, with one of the world’s best-performing stock[…]