Autus Asset Management, LLC

CRD#118439
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Autus Asset Management, LLC operates as an advisory company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company administers $851.2 million in total assets across 1,914 customer accounts, placing it among the larger investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). Autus Asset Management, LLC has a small group of six employees, all of whom are financial advisors. Autus Asset Management, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as tradable fiscal investments like bonds, stocks and options.

Autus Asset Management, LLC administers all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that a portfolio manager has the discretion to make buy and sell decisions for the client's account without requiring client authorization. The advisory firm administers an average of $444,710 in assets for each customer account. An average advisor at Autus Asset Management, LLC administers about 319 client accounts.

The firm's main office is located at 16435 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254. Autus Asset Management, LLC is registered to serve clients across 6 states, including Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas and Washington.

Assets Under Management

$851.2 million

Number of Advisors

6

Fee Structure

Asset-based

Disclosures

No

Office Location

16435 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Autus Asset Management, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$851.2 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

6

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

1,914

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$444.7 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Fee Structure

A financial advisor's fees typically depend on which services are provided. However, fee types charged by the company typically consist of the following fee structures: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by the company.

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    Percentage of Assets

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    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.

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    Hourly

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    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.

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    Commissions

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    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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    Performance-based

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    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.

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    Subscription

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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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    Fixed

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    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.

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    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

The company provides services to retail investors and high net worth investors. Out of its 1,914 accounts, Autus Asset Management, LLC's biggest client is high net worth investors, but it also serves 135 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the company's clients are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 53.36%
  • Other Individuals - 46.64%
  • Corporations - 0%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0%

* 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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Disclosures

Autus Asset Management, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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