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Private Ocean Presents a Virtual Event

Market Returns During Election Years

Sheila Schroeder and Advisor, Chip Pyfer, discuss how election years may (and may not) impact market returns. (Watch time 22:33)


Chip Pyfer, Private Ocean Advisor

Sheila Schroeder, Business Development Officer

Your Personal Financial Journey

We have an advisor to guide you through all the important phases of your life.
How can we help?


The choices you make now can help ensure you’re able to pursue your passion and continue providing for your family in retirement.

Whether your dream is to downsize to a condo and sail around the world, or to finally make your vacation home a full-time residence, it’s never too early to start building a strong foundation to retire on. For many of our clients, retirement isn’t just about kicking back, it’s about entering a new and exciting phase of life.

Before you make the big leap, there are number of things to review and consider.

Download our Retirement Planning Checklist to begin your journey.


Perhaps you’re a new business owner or you’ve spent years investing time and energy and ingenuity to grow your business. We can help you create a strategy – or refine an existing one and execute it with acumen.

In the process, we’ll lead you through a handful of critical decisions that can transform your business into the valued asset you need it to be. We’ll apply our experience and expertise to create a disciplined financial plan that reflects the complexities of your situation — including tax and investment strategies for your future succession or retirement.

Regardless of where you are in the life cycle of your business, it’s never too early to start planning. Download our 10 Things First-Time Business Owners Should Know and our handy Guide to Graceful Succession for more information.


Living well is about more than money—it’s about having a positive impact, within your family and on the world at large.

For our clients, their legacy—what they choose to do with the wealth they’ve earned—is a way of expressing their values and their beliefs. After ensuring that their own retirement is secure, this usually means finding ways to support children, grandchildren, and other family, as well as organizations and causes that are close to their hearts. There are many different strategies and decisions around your legacy, and we can help provide guidance that will maximize the impact of your generosity.

Download our Estate Planning Package to help you get started.

What We Do

Whether you’re starting out or somewhere mid-journey, you deserve both a reassuring financial plan and an innovative investment strategy.

Your Team

From our most seasoned advisors to our client service and operations professionals, everyone on the Private Ocean team is here to serve you.

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Our Recent Articles

The Private Ocean team offers its perspective on the latest news,
trends and happenings in our industry and communities.


Happy Thanksgiving from Private Ocean

Nov 24, 2020
By Greg Friedman - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Year-End Tax-Planning Tips to Consider

Nov 21, 2020
By Steve Branton - Advisor, Principal
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Webinar: Elections Returns During Election Years

Nov 6, 2020
By Chip Pyfer - Advisor, Principal
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