For those individuals, families or organizations that have neither the time, nor the experience or inclination to actively manage their investment portfolio, it often makes financial sense to make arrangements to place assets under the direct discretionary control of an experienced, professional, licensed money manager (offically called a "registered investment adviser").
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 people, 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 that is your situation, then you should consider utilizing the services of an independent fee based Money Management firm.
Individuals and money management firms licensed with the SEC or their home state as "Registered Investment Advisers" provide portfolio and money management services for clients on a global basis.
Each individual Registered Investment Advisory firm has its own special style, investment philosophy and action plan. Some provide investment services utilizing many assets classes, i.e. stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, variable annuities. Others restrict their management to one or two asset classes. Some manage aggressive growth portfolios, while others manage only ultra conservative bond portfolios. Some manage only very substantial individual accounts, over $500,000, while others manage accounts as small as $25,000-$50,000. See Elliott Wave Advisers.
Each Registered Investment Adviser is different and you should find one that is compatible with your interests, style and risk tolerance.
- Registered Investment Advisers can be screened for style compatibility and suitability and then matched off to your particular portfolio investment needs and interests.
All Registered Investment Adviser fees are decided upon, and payment arrangements for those fees are made exclusively between the Registered Investment Adviser and the client.
Account 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, 403b, 401k.