Parents encouraged to engage, teach and empower their children to be
wise stewards of money
ATLANTA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The foundation for '20-somethings'
financial maturity comes long before the magic age of "legal 21,"
according to the experts at Atlantic Trust, the U.S. private wealth management division of CIBC (NYSE: CM) (TSX:
In fact, sooner may be better. A 2011 survey by Charles Schwab & Co.
found that more than three-quarters of American 13- to 18-year-olds
believe that they are knowledgeable about money management, including
budgeting, saving and investing. However, only 60 per cent of the teens
surveyed know how to write a check and only 32 per cent said they know
how credit card interest and fees work.
"At Atlantic Trust, we believe that a sound financial education means
not only demystifying money so young adults can develop a sense of
financial confidence, but also helping them understand how thoughtful
spending, disciplined investing and engaging in their community can
contribute to a rich and lifelong sense of purpose," says Art Graper,
managing director for Atlantic Trust.
Experts in both family dynamics and the science of learning encourage
families to inform, engage, teach and empower their children to develop
into financially knowledgeable and responsible young adults.
"The ultimate goal of financial education for the next generation is to
make them wise stewards of wealth," says Graper.
When teens reach adulthood, they are entering a period of their lives in
which they must make many decisions about their careers, relationships
and identities, says Graper. They will need to be skillful not only in
navigating through the challenges often faced during this period, but
also in making decisions that are in their -- and their families' --
personal and financial best interests, he says.
To learn more, go to Atlantic Trust's GenNext Resource Center and read "The 20-Somethings: A Decade of Teachable Moments" for tips on how to discuss important topics like budgeting, investing,
homeownership and more.
About Atlantic Trust
Atlantic Trust is one of the nation's leading private wealth management
firms, offering integrated wealth management for high net worth
individuals, families, foundations and endowments. The firm considers
clients' financial, trust, estate planning and philanthropic needs in
developing customized asset allocation and investment management
strategies. Experienced professionals deliver a broad range of
solutions, including proprietary investment offerings and a robust open
architecture platform of traditional and alternative managers. Atlantic
Trust operates in 12 full-service locations throughout the U.S. with
$24.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2014). For
more information, visit www.atlantictrust.com.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution. Through
our Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale
Banking businesses, CIBC provides a full range of financial products to
individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional
clients in Canada and around the world.
CIBC Wealth Management provides relationship-based advisory services and
an extensive suite of leading investment solutions to meet the needs of
personal, institutional and high-net-worth clients through an extensive
distribution network that includes CIBC Private Wealth Management, CIBC
Wood Gundy and CIBC Investor's Edge. Our asset management, retail
brokerage and private wealth management businesses combine to create an
integrated offer, delivered through nearly 1,500 advisors across
Canada. In addition, CIBC Asset Management provides global money
manager services to institutional and high net worth clients and
industry-leading retail investment solutions through our two mutual
fund families—CIBC and Renaissance—and the CIBC family of managed
SOURCE: Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
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