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Approach

The Hoge-Barrett Group is a team of financial professionals with over 75 years of combined experience. Our focus is building lasting relationships that help clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We build investment strategies around an in-depth understanding of client needs and their unique investing experiences and objectives. We also believe it is important to maintain a client’s comfort level around their investment portfolio through education and straightforward advice.

Our team’s expertise, combined with the resources of one of the largest and most respected financial institutions in the nation, offers our clients a full range of professional financial planning and investment advisory services.

After consultation with clients, we create an investment strategy with a 'Core and Satellite' approach that involves balancing risk and return. The 'Core' consists of a suitable blend of equities, fixed income, and cash or cash equivalents. It represents the foundation of the strategy around which the more specialized 'Satellite(s)' can be added. The 'Satellites' are comprised of targeted alternatives that complement and diversify the 'Core' strategy. They seek to reduce market correlation and provide additional returns (or alpha) above the market returns of the 'Core' portfolio. 'Satellite' tactics we employ include:

  • Covered call options
  • Managed futures
  • Commodities
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Other risk management tools

After designing and implementing an investment strategy, we work closely with clients to manage their ongoing financial needs while working towards their long-term goals. To learn more about our 'Core and Satellite' approach, please click here

Investment Philosophy

Many people are puzzled by the inner workings of the financial markets, and the experts, or Monday morning quarterbacks, who frequently wax poetic on television shows and in newspaper articles, while contradicting the previous expert's opinion. What is one to make of it all? And how do you best invest in light of all the contradictions?

The answer is to work with someone who will be an investment advocate for you. While following news and trends is critical, the Hoge-Barrett Group believes it is more important to develop a close working relationship with our clients, by learning and working within their values, and by learning and working toward their goals. We have no obligation to certain products, and are not slaves to theory, as it sometimes clashes with real world events.

Areas of Expertise

Only a small number of financial advisors have met the rigorous selection requirements to benefit their clients through the discretionary Professional Management Program (PMP). This select group must demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism over many years, be selected by senior management, and successfully pass the Registered Investment Advisor examination. These and other proven strategies and programs we employ on clients’ behalf include:

  • Professional money managers
  • Taxable and tax-exempt income solutions
  • Additional advanced option strategies
  • Concentrated stock position solutions
  • Corporate retirement plans and IRAs
  • Investing for institutions, foundations and charitable trusts

Our Team

Brett Hoge, Financial Advisor
Brett became a financial advisor in 1999 and joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2008. Since joining the firm, he has consistently been listed a Sterling Performer as one of the firm's top advisors, and has received the John Sherman, Jr. Leadership Award for Community Service.

Utilizing a unique blend of tailored investment solutions and straightforward advice, Brett designs, develops, and implements investment strategies for high net worth clients. He brings a deep understanding of a wide range of investments, including equities, fixed income, funds, outside money managers, options, and alternative investments.

Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a Major in Finance and Insurance, from Appalachian State University in 1999. He holds Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as Life, Health and Long Term Care.

Alex Barrett, Financial Advisor
Alex joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2014. He began his career working as an investment banking analyst with Watermark Advisors LLC, providing merger and acquisitions advisory services to corporate clients across a range of industries. Previously, he worked with Wells Fargo Advisors in equity trading.

Alex assists clients in the investment selection process and portfolio management, utilizing in-depth analytics and experience across a range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, options, and alternative investments. He also assists in the operational, sales, and marketing efforts of the group.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. Alex also holds his Series 7, 31, 63, 65, Variable Life and Annuity, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Health Insurance licenses. Alex and his wife Stevi were married in 2014 and live in Winston-Salem, NC.

Sam Siceloff, Registered Client Service Associate
Sam joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2008, bringing with her 15 years of industry experience gained during tenures at Wachovia Securities, Second National Bank, Wheat First Butcher Singer, and McDonald and Company Securities. Sam oversees all client service, all operational functions and assists with sales and marketing efforts.

She earned her Bachelor Degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from UNC-Charlotte. She holds her Series 7, 24, 31, 55, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as Life, Health and Long-Term Care. Sam has two children, Alexandra and William, with her husband Eric.

Kelly Huskey, Client Service Associate
Kelly joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Hoge-Barrett Group, with a diversified career in business development, marketing and sales at both Pfizer and Brendle Financial Group. In 2006 she was honored with the President's Leadership Award for outstanding market performance at Pfizer. She assists in the administrative and operational functions of the group, as well as coordinates sales and marketing efforts.

Kelly received a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration with a focus in marketing from Salem College in 1996. Kelly has three children, and lives in Winston-Salem with her husband Chad.

Chelsea Walters, Client Service Associate
Chelsea joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2016 after four years as a full-time paralegal with Patton Brown Law, where she specialized in Social Security disability.

A native of Yadkin County, she played softball at Mars Hill College and received her associate degree in paralegal studies from Surry Community College, where she graduated with honors. Chelsea and her husband, Nick, reside in Yadkinville with their two dogs, Lexi and Lonie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and visiting the beautiful North Carolina beaches as often as possible.

The Hoge-Barrett Group

Winston-Salem, NC

110 South Stratford Road Suite 400
Winston - Salem, NC 27104
P: (336) 722-4702

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