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362 Hawthorn Lane
Winnetka, IL 60093

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Robert M. Cheney, CFA, CFP®

650.233.9122

 

Truly Integrated Wealth Management

Investment Management • Tax Strategy • Risk Management • Asset and Estate Protection


Westridge Wealth Strategies helps business owners, start-up workers, technology management and their families in both the Silicon Valley and North Shore Chicago regions.  WWS services are differentiated from Wall Street firms by:

  • The evidence-based perspective offered to clients, backed by more than a quarter-century of financial markets experience.
  • The breadth of comprehensive wealth management delivered with a focus on tax minimization.
  • An investment philosophy of passive-based, low-cost core portfolio management supplemented by select private, non-traded investments.  Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria investing options available.

         

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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