Tax-Efficient Philanthropy With Charitable Remainder Trusts (Ep. 65)



Historically, many Americans have been quite charitably inclined.

If you are one of them, your philanthropic efforts can be optimized with Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) that help you minimize your taxes when donating to your favorite organizations.

In this episode, Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom explain the benefits and risks of Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) and why they are starting to regain their relevance in the current environment.

Derek and Kyle discuss:

  • How to determine if CRTs are ideal for your family
  • The different types of Charitable Remainder Trusts — and how to plan for them
  • How payout rates and duration impact your charitable planning
  • The types of investments that might work best within CRTs
  • And more

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Centura Client Experience from Retired Executives Point of View (Ep. 64)



Chuck and Mary Ann Cox became clients of Derek Myron, Managing Director of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura), in 2004. After 18 years of wealth management and financial planning, Derek continues to serve Chuck today (unfortunately, Mary Ann passed away in 2018).

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Chuck Cox, a retired executive, about his client experience at Centura. Chuck provides insights into the wealth management approach adopted by Centura and how it has improved his financial well-being over the years.

Chuck discusses:

  • The challenges he and Mary Ann faced while managing wealth on their own
  • How Centura advisors helped him in estate planning, tax planning and balance sheet optimization
  • How alternative investments contributed to his financial goals
  • Why he was able to assist in his daughter’s business without taking a hit on his own financial position
  • And more

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Opportunities in Private Equity With Jeremy Held of Bow River Capital (Ep. 63)



The recent market and economic downturn, combined with high inflation and looming interest rates, are forcing investors to consider alternative asset classes.

One such alternative asset class is private equity, which has become highly accessible to individual investors today.

In this episode, Chris Osmond, CFA, CAIA®, CFP®, speaks with Jeremy Held, Managing Director at Bow River Capital, about the benefits of including private equity in your portfolio.

Jeremy discusses:

  • How private equity differs from public equity
  • Why access to private equity is no longer limited to institutional investors
  • How the Bow River Evergreen Fund dispels common myths related to evergreen funds
  • The current and future scope of private equity
  • Centura Wealth Advisory’s comprehensive due diligence process
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Jeremy Held, CFA, is responsible for Bow River Capital’s registered asset management business including investment oversight, research and product development. Prior to joining Bow River Capital in 2019, Jeremy was the Director of Research and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at ALPS Advisors, a Denver-based asset manager that specializes in registered fund vehicles focused on real assets and alternative investments. Jeremy began his career at ALPS in 1996 and helped lead a variety of business initiatives over two decades, including the launch of the firm’s asset management business in 2007. As CIO, Jeremy was responsible for manager selection and oversight and was ultimately responsible for all aspects of the ALPS Advisors business, overseeing 44 registered investment companies and more than $20 billion in assets. 

Jeremy graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Business. He is a CFA® charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Denver. Jeremy is on the board of Principal Real Estate Income Fund and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.


What It’s Like To Sell a Business With Our Client Doug Pate (Ep. 62)



Selling a business is a complex process. You need to tackle several types of taxes. You need to effectively invest the proceeds. Finally, you also need to overcome the emotions of letting go of your business.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom interviews Doug Pate, a client of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) who recently sold his business, International Surf Ventures Inc., after growing it for 17 years.

Doug discusses:

  • His personal experience of navigating a business exit
  • How CLATs helped him save seven figures in taxes and achieve his charitable goals
  • Why wealth protection is as important as growing your wealth
  • Centura’s involvement in his wealth management (including alternative investments)
  • And more

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Doug Pate co-founded ISLE with his best friend, Marc Miller. Doug and Marc share a lifelong passion for the ocean and the sports that surround it. In their first four years of business, they sold surfboards online. At the time, there was no direct-to-consumer surfboard company, and by default, they became the industry’s pioneers. In 2008, they shifted their focus from surfboards to stand up paddle boards as a way to help more people get on the water across the country.

The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.


How To Earn Greater Returns in a Risky Environment (Ep. 61)



Given the current market gyrations, we are often asked by clients, “What are we doing to manage risk? And how does it impact our portfolios?”

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp, Senior Wealth Advisor, and Chris Osmond, Chief Investment Officer, discuss Centura Wealth Advisory’s approach to risk management. They also explore strategies to achieve greater risk-adjusted returns.

Roby and Chris discuss:

  • A brief overview of the Fed’s recent actions — and their market implications
  • Why cash flow is more important than the rate of return
  • How private real estate, private equity, and private credit can be a useful addition to your portfolio
  • The benefits of structured notes in risk management
  • And more

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Centura Client Experience from Retired Executives Point of View (Ep. 60)



Aubrey Serfling and Lori Long have worked with Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) as clients for over eight years now. Despite being retired executives today, they continue to work on their charitable endeavors.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Aubrey and Lori about their client experience at Centura. They share insights into their wealth management journey which includes comprehensive tax planning, estate planning, balance sheet optimization, and cash flow planning.

Aubrey and Lori discuss:

  • Major pain points they uncovered during their discovery process
  • How they have benefited from trusts (e.g. CLATs) and various alternative investments
  • Balance sheet items that caused maximum problems — and how they addressed them
  • Their advice to executives who are trying to manage wealth on their own
  • And more

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Effective Tax Deferral Strategies for Real Estate Investors With Mark Kenny (Ep. 59)



Real estate investors often use a 1031 exchange to defer taxes.

However, a direct 1031 exchange is not possible if you want to transfer your real estate investment into publicly traded REIT shares.

In this episode, Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and Mark Kenny, Advanced Planner, discuss alternative tax deferral strategies using UPREITs and DownREITs.

Sean and Mark discuss:

  • A brief overview of 1031 exchanges
  • How UPREITs and DownREITs work — and the difference between them
  • How the team at Centura Wealth Advisory navigates these transactions
  • Liquidity, diversification, and wealth transfer benefits of UPREITs and DownREITs
  • And more

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Mark Kenny is a Senior Wealth Planner at Centura Wealth Advisory. He provides advanced tax, estate, and wealth planning to high-net-worth clients. He has over 25 years of experience in estate planning, retirement planning, investments, business succession planning, and family wealth transfers. 




Applications of Structured Notes in the Current Market Environment (Ep. 58)



Both equity and bond markets have experienced a significant downturn in recent months. Will they bounce back up? Or will they continue to plummet?

No one knows. Amidst this uncertainty, structured notes can be a valuable addition to your portfolio.

In this episode, Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and David Cariani, Vice President, discuss how structured notes operate and their applications in the current market environment.

Sean and David discuss:

  • How structured notes can be customized to meet individual client needs
  • Creating downside protection without compromising upside potential using growth notes
  • How to make money in a down market using income notes
  • Tax implications of investing in structured notes
  • And more

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The Client Experience at Centura Wealth Advisory With Our Client Marilyn Daniels (Ep. 57)



After her father passed away in 1994, Marilyn Daniels was suddenly thrust into managing a large pool of assets and forced to make several key financial decisions. In 2004 she joined Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) as a client.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Marilyn about her client experience at Centura and how her financial picture has evolved over the years.

Marilyn discusses:

  • Major wealth transfer challenges she faced while inheriting her parents’ estate
  • How financial planning has contributed to her charitable endeavors
  • How Centura’s team of professionals helped her overcome the complexity of wealth management
  • Her best and worst investments — and what she learned from them
  • And more

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Using Private Credit to Hedge Against Rising Interest Rates With Christopher Long (Ep. 56)



As the Federal Reserve continues on its path of quantitative tightening, inflation and rising interest rates are a concern for many investors.

In this episode, Chris Osmond speaks with Christopher Long, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Palmer Square Capital Management LLC. They talk about current opportunities in private credit and how it helps investors hedge against rising interest rates (and potentially inflation).

Christopher discusses:

  • How the lines between public and private credit have started to blur
  • What are CLOs, how they work, and the value they add to your portfolio
  • Potential risks in private credit
  • The current and future outlook of private credit
  • And more

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Chris Long founded Palmer Square Capital Management, an approximately $22.3 billion AUM asset manager focused on corporate and structured credit, in June 2009. Currently, he serves as Chairman, CEO and Portfolio Manager. Since inception, Chris has been successful in building one of the premier credit investment firms in the world with an enviable client list that includes not only large institutions and family offices, but also RIAs, bank/trust, and broker-dealers. Prior to starting Palmer Square, Chris built a deep investment background at some of the top financial firms in the world including Morgan Stanley, TH Lee Putnam Ventures, and JPMorgan & Co. Chris’ breadth of investment experience includes hedge fund investing, private equity / venture capital, and finally, investment banking.