Founder’s Message

J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote the book, “The Hobbit”, once wrote: “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

Over thirty years ago, I learned of live dragons when I experienced my first bear market in July 1981 through November of 1982. The dragon was completely out of my calculations when the dragon awoke from its slumber and I learned quickly that if you don’t manage risk, risk will manage you.

From that day forward, I learned that it is one thing to make money but it is an entirely different matter in order to keep it. Wealth Management involves many different aspects of financial planning but risk management is crucial in reaching long-term financial goals and it begins with a plan to manage risk. At Alpine Capital Management this is a core principle of wealth management.

Today, our clients are saving for something. For some, it’s a better retirement; for others, their children’s education or another worthwhile goal. Still other clients are looking to maximize a steady income stream.

Whatever the goal, we stand as financial stewards to help you achieve these goals with over 30 years of experience and a team of financial experts to help counsel you at each phase of your financial needs.

Dennis Slothower