For individuals, families or organizations that have neither the time, or the experience or inclination to actively manage their investment portfolio, sometimes it makes financial sense to make arrangements to place your assets under the direct discretionary control of an experienced, professional, licensed Registered Investment adviser (or advisor).
Given the complexities in todays global financial markets, the vast array of worldwide investment asset choices, the rapid transfer of market information, and the news and corporate events that affects investment pricing; for most of us, it becomes very difficult to react to these developments without the assistance of someone who works directly for you and who does it on a full time basis.
Effectively managing your investment portfolio in light of tax consequences, family planning strategies, estate considerations, market selection and the like can sometimes be quite complex, difficult, overwhelming and daunting. If thats your situation, then you might want to consider utilizing the services of an independent fee based Registered Investment advisor.
Individuals and firms licensed with the SEC or their home state as Registered Investment advisors provide portfolio and money management services for clients on a global basis.
Each individual Registered Investment Advisory firm has their own special style, investment philosophy and action plan. Some provide investment services utilizing many assets types, i.e. stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, variable annuities. Others restrict their management to one or two asset classes. Some manage aggressive growth portfolios others manage only ultra conservative bond portfolios. Some manage only very substantial individual accounts, over $500,000; others manage accounts as small as $15,000-$50,000.
Each Registered Investment advisor is different and some youll find to be more compatible with your interests and style than others.
Registered Investment advisor programs can screen potential Registered Investment advisors for style compatibility and suitability and then try to match off your particular portfolio investment needs and interests with an independent Registered Investment advisor capable of satisfying your needs and interests.
All Registered Investment Advisor fees are decided upon, and payment arrangements for those fees are made exclusively between the Registered Investment Advisor and the client.
Such programs are generally available to residents of all states.
Programs are for US Dollar denominated assets.
Services are offered for most account designations: Individual, Joint, Trust, Charitable Trust, Corporation, Partnership, LLC, Uniform Gift to Minors, Non USA, IRA, IRA Rollover, SEP-IRA, Roth IRA, Roth IRA Conversion, Company Simple IRA, Money Purchase Plan, Defined Benefits Plan, Profit Sharing Plan, Age Weighted Plan, New Comparability Plan, 403B, 401k, etc.