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 - October 10, 2017

• New “Bubbles” to Emerge? - According to German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, volatile loans and mounting global debt could lead the world into another economic crisis.

• Walmart Announces Buyback - Walmart announced a $20 billion share repurchase program to replace its existing plan and shares were up more than 2% in premarket trade on the news.

• Spanish Separation Affects European Stocks - World shares achieved a record high on Tuesday, although European shares traded “cautiously” as markets waited to see whether Spain’s Catalonia region would push for independence.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 3, 2017

• Consumer Spending Flat in August - According to the U.S. Commerce Department, consumer spending only rose 0.1% in August as Hurricane Harvey “weighed on” auto sales and unseasonably mild temperature reduced demand for utilities.

• Dow Soars for 8 Quarters - The Dow climbed 5% during the third quarter, which stretched its streak to eight winning quarters.

• Construction Spending Increased in August - U.S. construction spending increased in Aug. by 0.5% after two months of declines, helped by strength in home building, nonresidential construction & state and local government construction.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 26, 2017

• Fed is Focusing on “Normalization” - John Williams does not expect any market turbulence as the Fed starts reducing the huge balance sheet of $4.5 trillion in assets that was built up to stimulate the U.S. economy after the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.

• Mercedes Spending in Alabama - Mercedes will be spending $1 billion in its Alabama plant and creating 600 new jobs as it plans to make new electric SUV models and construct a battery plant nearby.

• Inflation Rebound? - According to European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, the ECB is growing increasingly confident that inflation will rise back to its target but patience is still needed.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 19, 2017

• August Retail Sales Fell More Than Expected - According to The Commerce Department, U.S. retail sales fell 0.2% in August, more than forecasted, suggesting “moderation” in consumer spending in Q3.

• Gas Prices Coming Down… Slowly - Prices jumped 32 cents a gallon in two weeks as refineries in the Houston area were closed.

• Northrop Grumman to Buy Orbital - U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp said on Monday it would buy missile and rocket maker Orbital for $7.8 billion in cash.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 12, 2017

• Gas Prices Rise after Harvey - After Hurricane Harvey the average price of gasoline rose, prompted by oil refinery closures..

• ARAMCO IPO Still on Track - Saudi Arabia is still on track to sell part of its oil company ARAMCO on the stock market in 2018 despite changes to its economic revival plan.

• BP Files for IPO - British energy company BP filed for an initial public offering of its pipeline assets in the U.S.