How We Work

Our operating style is time-tested. We presume integrity, a willingness to trust, and a handshake are the best introduction to partnerships. And from there, our first responsibility is simply to listen. When our clients put problems on the table, we offer an empathetic ear, knowledge, and experience. For over half a century the result has been sound solutions, adapting an array of products and services to the exacting specifications of your plan.

We believe relationships are earned. Our process allows clients to measure our capabilities and judge our performance before they engage our services and in all the stages that follow. Our client relationships span affluent families, entrepreneurial and multigenerational firms, and professional partnerships.

Step 1. Initial Meeting

We listen to client needs, circumstances, and goals. Then let them learn how DavisWalker thinks, so they can evaluate the benefits of proceeding to the next step.

Step 2. Assessment

We engage in a joint information gathering and discovery process, drawing out clients' personal views, current objectives, and past decisions. From this we can determine the appropriate application of the full resources of DavisWalker.

Step 3. Engagement

Clients then receive a written summary of our analysis of problems and opportunities. We set a planning direction, then define strategic issues and solution options. Our compensation is explained so clients can compare costs versus benefits and make an informed decision about our working relationship.

Step 4. Strategy Development

To assure strategies are appropriate from all perspectives, we work closely with our clients' attorneys, accountants, and other professional advisors and add input from internal resources. We prepare agendas to coordinate team responsibilities and timetables, meeting regularly with clients to explore options and define priorities. This ensures that the decisions made reflect a thorough and objective analysis, and ultimately the appropriate solution.

Step 5. Implementation

We continue our role as project manager with all parties to help assure effective implementation. Parties include accountants, attorneys, trust officers, investment brokers, insurance companies, banks, and service vendors.

Step 6: Review

DavisWalker provides ongoing reviews to help determine suitability and measure performance of all elements of our clients' plans in light of changing circumstances. Continual monitoring allows us to respond quickly, implementing modifications to help preempt problems and capture opportunities.

Office Location

DavisWalker, Ltd.

9100 Arboretum Parkway
Suite 260
North Chesterfield, VA 23236-3493
ph: 804.560.8082

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News Updates

Financial and Economic Brief - May 8, 2019

• Trump Threatens 25% Tariff Hike - Currently, the 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports has been a “nuisance”, with many US businesses absorbing the cost.

• Job Openings Rise Sharply - U.S. job openings rebounded sharply in March, while the pace of hiring was level, pointing to a growing worker shortage that could slow employment growth this year.

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Financial and Economic Brief - April 2, 2019

• Economic Growth, Slowing - Consumer spending rebounded less than expected in January and incomes rose modestly in February, suggesting the economy is losing momentum.

• U.S. Crude Hits High - U.S. crude oil hits a 2019 high and Brent crude gained a dollar after tight supply and positive signs for the global economy drove the largest Q1 gains for both benchmarks in nearly a decade.

• Factories Stockpile for Brexit - UK factories stockpiled goods for Brexit at a surprisingly high rate last month, increasing manufacturing growth to a 13-month high.

Financial and Economic Brief - March 6, 2019

• Construction Spending Falls - The U.S. construction spending fell 0.6% in December as investment in both private and public projects dropped, indicating that the economy “lost momentum” at the end of 2018.

• China Cutting Taxes and Increasing Lending - China is trying to shore up its slowing economy through billions of dollars in planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending.

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Financial and Economic Brief - February 5, 2019

• Fed “Pauses” Tightening - The financial markets are concerned about a slowing economy, and the Fed chairman has sought to reassure investors.

• General Motors Cuts Jobs - General Motors is expected to start its next round of white-collar job cuts this week, but there are fewer staff reductions left to make than were anticipated.

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Financial and Economic Brief - January 8, 2019

• Job Creation Hot in December - Job creation surged by 312,000 in December though the unemployment rate rose to 3.9%.

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Financial and Economic Brief - December 4, 2018

• Trade Agreement Truce - Markets rallied on news that President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, had reached a “truce” in the trade battle.

• Car Sales Fall - Several carmakers including Ford, Honda and Toyota reported a drop in new car sales in the U.S. in November.

• Qtar Pulling Out of OPEC - The small, “gas-rich state” of Qatar said that it will leave OPEC on January 1 after nearly 60 years.