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 15, 2018

• Consumer Sentiment Steady - Consumer attitudes about the economy hit 98.8 in a May reading, higher than the 98.5 expected by a survey of Reuters economists.

• Trade Tensions Ease - Wall Street indexes rose, helped by advances in technology stocks after President Trump “softened” his stance on Chinese technology company ZTE Corp.

• Sony Buying Stake in Peanuts Holdings - Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp.’s music unit announced that it is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 8, 2018

• Low Unemployment Warning - April’s solid job growth, with 164,000 jobs added, and low 3.9% unemployment rate are positive signs for the economy, but sluggish productivity growth and lukewarm wage growth at 0.1% raise red flags.

• Nestle, Starbucks Strike a Deal - In a $7 billion deal, Nestlé is buying the rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks packaged coffee and tea around the world.

• Oil Breaks $70 - Oil prices hit their highest since late 2014, driven by an economic crisis in Venezuela threatening to further hinder its production and exports and worries that the U.S. could re-impose sanctions on Iran.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 1, 2018

• Annual Inflation and Consumer Spending Rise - Consumer prices rose 2% year-on-year in March, with a measure of underlying inflation rising to near the Federal Reserve’s 2% target.

• T-Mobile, Sprint Merger - T-Mobile and Sprint are combining in a deal that would create a bigger No. 3 cellular carrier in the U.S.

• Wall Street Rises on Strong Earnings - U.S. stocks rose on Monday due to strong earnings reports & several merger announcements, while inflation concerns were kept “in check” after lukewarm data on U.S. income & spending.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 24, 2018

• 10-Year Yield Reaching Higher - The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield could hit the 3 percent threshold — a level deemed “worrying” by investors.

• Wells Fargo Fines - Federal regulators are close to fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.

• Existing Home Sales Rise - The National Association of Realtors said that existing home sales rose 1.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million units last month.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 10, 2018

• Dow Volatility Continues - The new normal on Wall Street is about “wild fluctuations, mammoth moves and rapid-fire price reversals”.

• Gradual Rate Hikes, Appropriate - Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, said that he is “optimistic” inflation will reach the Fed’s 2% goal and that slow, gradual rate increases will be appropriate.

• Russia’s Ruble Falls - Russia’s ruble experienced its biggest one-day fall for over two years on Monday and stocks in major Russian companies also slid, as investors reacted to a new round of U.S. sanctions.