Employee Spotlight: Carey Schwartzburt

Family Focus & Individual Achievement Almost eleven years ago, one year after completing her BFA in Graphic Design at SCAD and working in Atlanta, a young Carey Black longed for an opportunity to return to her beloved Savannah. Lucky for her, The Fiduciary Group understood the fundamental need for any company to manage a consistent…

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What to Do When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Dementia


We have seen an increase in the number of our clients or their parents suffering from dementia.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are just under 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and this figure is expected to grow to nearly 14 million in the next 30 years.  As we continue to live longer, the…

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Sustaining Family Wealth & Unity


Historically, 70% of inheritors squander their inheritance, and 90% of families fail to maintain their family unity and wealth for more than three generations.  If Financial Planning helps protect and grow your money, and Estate Planning prepares your money for your family,  Heritage Design, the third element of successful multi-generational planning, helps prepare your family for…

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Employee Spotlight: Alex Morris

April 2019  By: ALEX MORRIS, CFA, MBA

Originally from South Florida, Alex discovered his passion for investing while in college. He originally planned on a career in building construction but changed his mind after stumbling upon some of the writings of investing legends such as Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. During his senior year at the University of Florida, he made the…

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Advocates of Literacy

March 2019  By: BESS BUTLER

Bess Butler and Lee Butler, the founder of The Fiduciary Group, participated in the Savannah Rotary Read-In together on March 13th by reading the “Little Bear” book to first graders at May Howard Elementary. Bess and Lee gave a “Little Bear” book and a teddy bear to each of the 21 students in the class. This…

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Building Teamwork

March 2019  By: /meet-our-team/ernesto-montes/, BESS BUTLER

Vince Lombardi said teamwork was… “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Many famous coaches and company leaders agree that teamwork is vital to success. The two youngest members of The Fiduciary Group, Ernesto Montes and Bess Butler, play…

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An Altruist Among Us

Since arriving at the firm in 2008, Scott has been a key member of the investment team and has helped drive TFG’s growth over the past decade. Outside of the office, Scott’s impact on the local Savannah community has been just as significant. His commitment to bettering the community is exemplified through his involvement in…

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December 2018  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending time with friends and family.  I have so much to be thankful for.  I am blessed to have such a wonderful family and to share time with so many exceptional friends. I am also quite fortunate to have work family and friends who have helped me build…

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We’re not just advisors, we are educators!

November 2018  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI

As a financial planner and investment advisor, my starting point is client education. To me this makes sense, because we all tend to be more engaged with matters that we understand—and understanding usually starts with knowledge. My goal is to empower clients with the knowledge they need to make good financial decisions for themselves and…

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Major Life Events


Being the helpless romantic and nerd that I am, I proposed to Lauren on Tax Day 2017. We grew up an hour apart in New Hampshire. We both attended UNH and met through mutual friends. When we graduated, Lauren pursued her career in nursing while I joined a startup fintech company. Since then, we’ve traveled…

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