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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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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.




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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About Our Guest:

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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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.




The Client Experience at Centura Wealth Advisory With Our Client Tina Daniels (Ep. 55)



We started working with Tina Daniels’ family nearly 18 years ago for her grandmother’s estate. Then, we worked on her parents’ estate. As of today, we have been helping Tina manage her wealth for nearly 15 years.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Tina, the Managing Director of Agency & Brand Measurement Analytics at Google. Tina provides a glimpse into what it’s like to work with Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) and how our Liberated Wealth® Process has helped her secure her financial future.

Tina discusses:

  • Why she doesn’t manage her own wealth, despite having a strong financial background
  • Her experience of working with multiple professionals on the Centura team
  • The biggest financial lessons she gained as our client
  • Her advice to other individuals who are in a similar financial position as hers
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Tina Daniels is a current client of Centura Wealth Advisory. Tina is a marketing industry leader – a digital veteran successfully driving internal and external corporate growth. She has designed and led innovative, multi-faceted engagements with Fortune 500 companies, developed online business and marketing strategies, created advertising campaigns and offered unique performance analyses. Tina’s experience spans agency, publisher, and technology companies, where she’s achieved success in both corporate and startup environments.

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.