A registered investment advisor analyzes her client's financial situation, lifestyle, financial objectives, and investment personality to determine the best investment strategy - including the degree of risk the client is willing to take on after experiencing large losses. This case introduces students to an array of financial planning tools used by registered investment advisors and asks students to evaluate the asset allocation of a prototypical Investment Policy Statement, both before and after the financial crisis of 2008.

Case id: 110309
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