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 - 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.

• GE On Decline - GE’s (GE) stock is down by nearly two-thirds since the end of 2016 and the company has fallen to the 59th most valuable in the S&P 500.

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.

• Ultimate Software Agrees to Buyout - Ultimate Software Group Inc., a cloud-based human resources applications developer, said on Monday it agreed to be bought by an investor group for about $11 billion.

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%.

• A New Exchange, MEMX - Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, Citadel Securities & a group of other financial companies have agreed to jointly launch a new low-cost “bourse” that will compete with the NYSE & Nasdaq.

• Eli Lilly to Buy Loxo Oncology - Eli Lilly and Co. announced Monday it will acquire Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion in cash.

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.

Financial and Economic Brief - November 6, 2018

• Wall Street’s Concerns about Jobs Report - A “near perfect” jobs report was delivered last week with more than 200,000 Americans per month finding jobs.

• Lowe’s Closing Underperforming Stores - In an announcement today, Lowe’s will close 51 underperforming stores in North America.

• Iranian Oil Sanctions Start - The U.S. reintroduced sanctions against Iranian oil while giving some of America’s closest allies exemptions that allow Tehran’s biggest customers to keep buying oil for now.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 4, 2018

• Economy Looks Good - Following Jerome Powell’s description of the U.S. economic outlook as “remarkably positive”, people are wondering how long this “rosy” period might last.

• Canada, Mexico, U.S. New Trade Deal - Canada has agreed to join the U.S. and Mexico in a trade deal that will replace NAFTA, according to officials.

• Honda Takes Stake in GM - Honda Motor Co will invest $2 billion & take a 5.7% stake in General Motors' Cruise self-driving vehicle unit, to jointly develop self-driving vehicles for deployment in ride services fleets around the world.