A dedication to what matters most
At The HFV Group, we understand that wealth is rarely an end in itself—it is a means by which our clients enhance the lives of their families and future generations. With this responsibility in mind, we deliver seasoned financial advisory guidance to oversee the complexities that often accompany great success.
Offering venture services
Our team has spent more than 15 years handling liquidity events through various market cycles. By leveraging this sophisticated experience, we help members of the venture capital and private equity communities develop tailored exit strategies that seek to minimize risk and market disruption while enhancing potential outcomes.
We work directly both with limited and general partners to help manage their concentrated positions. In particular, our team is proficient in restricted stock sales, block trading, 10b5-1 contracts and more. We aim to address each client’s unique situation in a dedicated and high-touch manner. Our team functions seamlessly alongside clients’ CPAs and other outside advisors to help ensure that the entirety of each financial scenario is considered.
Our capital markets background has primed us to evaluate the timing and impact of liquidity transactions as they relate to market expectations. We address tax considerations, corporate cash management and a multitude of other strategic issues that clients may face.
A focus on risk mitigation
Often, one of the biggest areas of concern is the volatility of the industry and the economic conditions that may factor into financial decision making. To minimize exposure, we design hedging and monetization strategies to help capture equity opportunities while avoiding and mitigating excess risk.
We find that regulatory and contractual restrictions can make it difficult for executives to diversify their holdings effectively. Our familiarity with the intricate legal rules surrounding the sale of restricted securities enables us to help navigate the complexities that govern liquidity transactions. These competencies extend to back-office experience working with attorneys and transfer agents.
Intellectual strength and institutional access
Through the firm’s world-class research team, we instill insight on the disposition of equity holdings. We provide institutional coverage and direct access to J.P. Morgan’s trading and execution platform.
Comprehensive wealth management
As a natural extension of our practice, we serve the personal wealth management needs of the private equity community to address the challenges of post-liquidity management and help diversify proceeds. We view ourselves as problem solvers who deliver customized investment portfolios, wealth transfer strategies and philanthropic ideas.
Integrated business model
We take a true team approach and have structured ourselves to provide direct access to the principals of the Group. Each member has a significant understanding of venture services and executive compensation. Our team provides the type of personal touch that is invaluable when advising families with considerable assets. Together, we bring rigorous attention to the details of every transaction.
Connected to a wealth of resources
Our strength is derived from the many layers of networking and know-how that we bring to bear for the benefit of each individual. We function as a powerful gateway to J.P. Morgan’s resources, which are readily available and directly accessible as the need or opportunity arises.