First Servant draws its approach from the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25:14.
1. We believe these are the universal principals that have stood the test of time for thousands of years.
2. The client is “the master” and his investment desires have to be known and acted upon according to his expectations and interests not the advisers best intentions
3. Clients expect advisers to take risks to gain a return, but a return is expected in all cases,
no return is not an option
4. Multiple advisers work independently but not in competition
5. Each advisory has specific skills and employed to diversify
6. The client holds percentage, not total return, as preeminent
7. The client rewards risk not fear
8. There is no second chances from Hell
The Parable of the Talents
'For it will be like a Rich man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To the First Servant he gave five talents (equivalent to 125 years pay), to another servant he gave two talents (equivalent to 50 years pay), to another servant one talent (equivalent to 1 year of pay), each according to his ability. Then he went away. TheFirst Servant who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. The second servant who had the two talents made two talents more. But the third servant who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. The First Servant came forward saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’