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Captrust operates as a financial advisory firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm has $714.6 billion in assets under management over 76,254 accounts, placing it among the biggest financial advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a very large team, including 607 financial advisors. Captrust does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are exchangable financial assets like equities, bonds and options.
Captrust administers more than half of the company's client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management means that transaction judgments are made by a portfolio manager without requiring client consent. Captrust also has 9,604 non-discretionary accounts totaling $599.0 billion in assets. The investment advisory firm supervises about $9.4 million in assets for every account. The average advisor at Captrust oversees about 126 client accounts.
The company's central office is located at 4208 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609. It is permitted to serve clients throughout 51 U.S. states and territories.
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Products and Services
Captrust offers a number of financial services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers and publication of newsletters. In the last fiscal year, Captrust provided 1500 of its accounts with financial planning services. The firm is involved in selling products or offering services different than investment advice to its customers. The firm also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, accountant or accounting firm, insurance company or agency and pension consultant.
Core Advisor Services
Offered by 31% of firms
Financial Planning Services
This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.
Offered by 46% of firms
This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.
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Market Timing Services
This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.
Offered by 20% of firms
Selection of Other Advisors
This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.
Offered by 3% of firms
Publication of Periodicals
This is the publication of various financial education materials.
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This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.
Fees charged by financial advisors largely vary depending on which services are provided. Fees billed by Captrust most likely include any blend of the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly, fixed or performance-based. Captrust participates in a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a bundle of services for a single fee.
Offered by 69% of firms
Percentage of AssetsShow Explanation
This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.
Offered by 21% of firms
Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.
Offered by 26% of firms
Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.
Offered by 32% of firms
Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Find one of the 1% of firms that offer this fee type
Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.
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Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.
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Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
Types of Clients
The firm works with a broad range of clients. It provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, banking institutions, investment companies, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, insurance companies and corporations. Out of its 76,254 clients, Captrust's biggest client is retail investors, but it also caters to 8,308 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its clients are represented by people from outside of the U.S.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 33.12%
- Other Individuals - 54.4%
- Corporations - 11.93%
- Charitable Organizations - 0.54%
* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.
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