Investment Management

At American Retirement Advisors, Inc. we believe no two investors are alike. In order to help each client pursue their financial goals, we implement a team-oriented approach to investment management and a client-focused culture that is fundamental to our investment process. Our advice and recommendations are tailored to our clients’ investment goals, desired return objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon, cash requirements and tax situation. Our investment strategy is designed based on your long-term investment goals of preserving principal, maximizing income or accumulating capital.

As a fiduciary, we have an obligation to make recommendations that are in the clients’ best interest.

Today, there seems to be no middle ground on the risk-reward spectrum – either you invest your money in a safe “Green Money” account and receive very little interest, or you take the riskier “Red Money” with the hope of getting a higher return.

There is a third option; Yellow Money. These assets are professionally managed for a specific purpose. Yellow Money can be managed toward your individual investment objectives and risk tolerance such as: growth, income, or principal preservation. The growth potential is greater than Green Money but Yellow Money is subject to market risk and potential loss of principal.



We have partnered with third-party money managers to provide our clients with professionally managed portfolios. We can help you determine which investments are right for you.

Strategic Alliances

American Retirement Advisors, Inc. offers professional money management through various third-party money managers. One of our strategic alliances is with Gradient Investments, LLC (GI). GI is an SEC registered investment advisor firm offering clients over 20 proprietary portfolios. The portfolios are managed by their Chief Investment Officer, Wayne Schmidt CFA, MBA; Senior Portfolio Manager, Michael Binger, CFA; and Senior Investment Analyst, Mariann Montagne, CFA.

These three industry leaders now offer our clients their combined expertise. Schmidt brings 30 years of institutional investment experience to the private clients of Gradient Investments. Binger brings over 24 years of institutional equity investment experience to Gradient Investments and its affiliated advisors and clients. Montagne has 20 plus years of working with both institutional and high net worth clients and has amassed a strong breadth of investment experience in her tenure. In addition, Schmidt, Binger and Montagne are regular contributors to CNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and have many other national publications.

Whether your financial goal is preserving principal, maximizing income or accumulating capital, our third-party money managers have carefully designed a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals.