Jim DavidCRD Number: 4092356
Current Firm: David Wealth Management, LLC
Compensation Model: Fee Only
Over 30 Years of Financial Experience
Jim received his master’s degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has also been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), joining the elite group of financial professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge of tax, estate, retirement, investment and insurance planning.
For the last 18 years Jim has been practicing as an Investment Advisor Representative for Wealth Management firms, including most recently with David Wealth Management. Before that he was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 15 years, specializing in individual taxation, with International CPA firms, including PWC, and with the CPA firm he founded, David & Samson.
Jim and his wife, Maria Coakley David, have lived in Northern Virginia for over 35 years, where they have raised their four children, Kristin, Shannon, CJ and Michelle. Kristin and Shannon, their two oldest daughters, are married to Stephen Burch and Jacob Hampton, respectively. They are proud grandparents of Collin and Bennett Burch.
- Charitable planning
- Estate planning
- Indexing / passive investing
- Investment management
- Socially responsible investing
- Buying a home
- Career change
- College preparation
- Getting married
- Having a child
- Retirement planning
- Sudden wealth
- Concentrated / highly appreciated positions
- Social security and retirement income
- Real estate
- Tax planning
- Debt management
- Baby boomers
- Gen X
- Approaching retirement
- Mid-career professionals
- Young professionals
- Business executives
- Education professionals
- Finance professionals
- Government employees
- Legal professionals
- Medical professionals
- Sales professionals
- Small business owners
- Technology professionals
Providing You Investment Peace of Mind
It has been our experience that investment success is more likely achieved with clearly defined investment principles. As your investment advisor we adhere to these principles and help you stay on course toward your goals. Our Investment Principles highlight key decisions that can help investors effectively target long-term wealth in the capital markets - and improve their odds of success.
Our Investment Principles:
Embrace Market Pricing
The market is an efficient information-processing machine: millions of participants buy and sell securities in the world markets every day, and the real information they bring helps set prices.
Don't Try to Outguess the Market
The market's pricing power works against mutual fund managers who try to outperform the market through stock picking or market timing; as evidence, less than 20% of the US equity mutual funds have survived and outperformed their benchmarks over the past 15 years.
Resist Chasing Past Performance
Some investors select mutual funds based on past performance; research shows that most of the funds in the top quartile (25%) of previous five-year returns did not maintain a top quartile ranking for one year returns in the following year; past performance offers little insight into a fund's future performance.
Let the Markets Work for You
The financial markets have rewarded long-term investors; people expect a positive return on the capital they supply, and historically, the equity and bond markets have provided growth of wealth that has more than offset inflation.
Consider the Driver of Returns
Academic research has identified "dimensions" which point to differences in expected returns: and investors can pursue higher expected returns by structuring their portfolios around these dimensions.
Practice Smart Diversification
Diversification helps reduce risks that have no expected return, but diversifying your home market is not enough; global diversification can broaden your investment universe.
Avoid Market Timing
You never know which market segments will outperform from year to year; by holding a globally diversified portfolio investors are well positioned to seek returns whenever they occur.
Manage Your Emotions
Many people struggle to separate their emotions from investing; reacting to current market conditions may lead to making poor investment decisions.
Look Beyond the Headlines
Daily market news and commentary can challenge your investment discipline: when headlines unsettle you consider the source and maintain a long-term perspective.
Focus on What You Can Control
Create an investment plan to fit your needs and risk tolerance; structure a portfolio along the dimensions of expected returns, diversify globally, manage expenses, turnover and taxes, and stay disciplined through market dips and swings.
We Focus On What We Can Control
Academic research has provided evidence that an investor's asset allocation, the selection of asset classes, which include US equities, Non-US equities, US fixed income and Non-US fixed income, and the portfolio percentage allocation to each, is the single most important element in a portfolio strategy. Asset allocation accounts for over 90% of a portfolio's performance.
Our Investment Portfolios
We offer both taxable and retirement investment portfolios that are globally diversified and provide a wide range of equity and fixed income exposure levels. We recommend for you the portfolio determined to be the most appropriate and consistent with that of your personal goals, time horizon and risk tolerance.
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. Creating a portfolio you are comfortable with, understanding that uncertainty is a part of investing, and sticking to a plan may ultimately lead to a better investment experience.
David Wealth Management charges a single fee for its advisory services, which includes both financial planning and investment management services. The fee is charged annually, billed quarterly, and is based on a percentage of assets under management.
Focusing on Things That Matter Most to You
Together, we create a thoughtful financial plan that gives you the best odds of realizing your most important plans and goals. From implementation to ongoing oversight, as your financial advisor we help you stay on course toward your goals. Our approach helps you focus on the things that matter most so you can enjoy your life more.
Our Financial Planning Approach
Our Initial Meeting
We meet with you and your family, and take the time to understand your financial situation and your concerns. The financial planning process starts with a detailed understanding of your wealth and your life. We discuss your plans and goals, and the risks and opportunities, most relevant to you.
Building Your Financial Plan
We build you a personalized financial plan based on your information and input, and our expertise, in an easy to understand format, to help you make the right decisions about your financial future.
Your Personalized Plan
We meet with you to review your plan and together we agree on how you would like to proceed. We provide you an appropriate investment portfolio recommendation, taking into consideration your time horizon, investment objectives, risk tolerance and other factors specific to you.
Your Implementation & Other Planning Topics
We take care of the paperwork and get your plan moving forward. We educate you on financial planning topics like social security optimization, estate and charitable gift planning, and perspectives on annuities, life insurance and long-term care.
Tracking Your Progress
We have regular calls and meetings with you to review the progress of your plan and discuss any life changes. Most importantly, we make ourselves available whenever needed to meet with you to review what’s on your mind and talk through how we can continue to best help you stay on track.
|David Wealth Management, LLC||Fairfax, VA||May 2012 - Current||6|
|Brown Advisory||Chevy Chase, MD||May 2009 - May 2012||3|
|Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company, Inc.||Arlington, VA||Dec 1999 - May 2009||9|
|Bachelor of Science||Cornell University||Business||May 1979|
|Master of Business Administration||The College of William & Mary||Accounting||May 1983|
|Master of Business Administration||Georgetown University||Taxation||May 1989|
|Exam Code||Name||Passed Date|
|S65||NASAA Investment Advisors Law Examination||Jun 2012|
Total Assets Under Management64MILLIONS
Total Number of Accounts118ACCOUNTS
Average Account Value$539,870
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