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   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Clients accounts are liquid on a daily basis and withdrawals can be sent to the client via wire transfers from sufficient available money market funds.

Clients receive quarterly statements and year-end tax statements for their investment management accounts held directly at Guggenheim Investments and Vanguard.  Clients can establish online account access to monitor the daily valuations and positions of their investment management accounts via the Client Login tab.

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Green Pastures complements the investment management programs with retirement income planning solutions that focus on principal protection, income, lifetime income guarantees, and legacy planning.

The Guaranteed Income For Life Solutions are designed to deliver the guaranteed lifetime income part of your retirement income portfolio, lower the risk of your overall portfolio, and help solve for longevity risk so you do not outlive your money.  These solutions act as a transfer of risk strategy from your investment portfolio, that is subject to stock market losses, to create your own "pension-like" guaranteed income stream for life that can begin immediately, or at a specific time in the future.  Our Income With Principal Protection Solutions are designed to deliver you income and fully protect your principal from any market downturn.  Our Income Ladder Solutions are designed for various situations - depending upon whether you are trying to solve for current income needs or future income needs.

Retirement Income Planning

We manage the Defensive Growth Models for no-load (and load-waived) mutual fund managed accounts, the All Weather Models for no-load mutual fund managed accounts, and the PEACE OF MIND Models to provide you with reasonable rates of return - with a level of risk tailored to fit your risk attitude.  The Defensive Growth Models and All Weather Models can be put to use as stand-alone investment portfolios, as complements to each other in the PEACE OF MIND Models, or as complements to your investment portfolio held elsewhere.

Investment Management

Where can I find information about the investment management program performance results?

When evaluating investments, we think it is important to look at risks and returns in a side-by-side comparison.  This allows you to focus on investments that are most suitable to you from a return perspective - and your risk attitude - in order to determine which investments you can stay comfortably invested in during tough times.

Click on the Investment Management drop down tabs to review the performance results and risk / return statistics for our investment management programs.

Can I talk to a Green Pastures advisor without scheduling a consultation?

You are more than welcome to contact Green Pastures without scheduling a consultation.

Most client relationships begin with an exploratory in-person conversation, phone call or email, which typically leads to a more detailed meeting either in person or via a conference call.

To learn more about how we can help you, please call us at 203.452.8100 or 866.479.3258 or email us via the Contact Us tab.

How much do you charge for your investment management programs?

Unlike many investment advisory firms who sub-contract their investment portfolio management out to other firms (and layer on additional fees in the process), Green Pastures is the portfolio manager for client accounts.  This advantage enables us to offer you our investment advisory services at fair and reasonable fee structures.  Each investment management program we offer has a standard rate structure, ranging from 0.50% to 1.00% annually.  Green Pastures does not charge its advisory fees in advance; rather, all investment advisory fees are charged in arrears, at the end of each quarter.

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