Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)

CRD#29357
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Overview

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) is an advisory firm located in Omaha, Nebraska. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) oversees $1.5 billion in assets under management over 8,147 customer accounts, placing it among the largest firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has a large team of 361 employees, of which 245 are financial advisors. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm 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 tradable fiscal investments like options, equities and bonds.

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) administers all of its client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management means that a portfolio manager has the discretion to make buy and sell decisions without needing to seek the client's authorization. The advisory firm's typical account size is $187,958. The average advisor at Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) manages about 33 client accounts, making it about average in terms of personalization.

The company's central office is at 13220 California Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154-9750. It is legally registered to provide services to clients throughout 52 U.S. states and territories.

Number of Advisors

245

Disclosures

No

Office Location

13220 California Street
Omaha, NE 68154-9750

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) by the Numbers

Total Number of Employees

361

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

8,147

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$188.0 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) offers a number of services, which can consist of portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and other services. However, it did not provide financial planning services to any of its accounts in the prior fiscal year. The firm is engaged in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its customers. The firm also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, insurance company or agency and commodity pool advisor.

Core Advisor Services

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    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.

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    Portfolio Management

    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.

Other Services

  • Offered by 23% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

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    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

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    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Fees for financial advisory services typically are based on which services are provided. However, fee types charged by Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are offered 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 caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 8,147 clients, Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)'s biggest client type is retail investors, though it also caters to 125 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management 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 its accounts are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 1.86%
  • Other Individuals - 97.49%
  • Corporations - 0.59%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0.06%

* 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

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)

Viviana Bigolin
La Jolla, CA
Ernesto Rodriguez
Tempe, AZ
Tara Kimmins
Newport Beach, CA
Nathan Vandas
Aurora, CO
Joseph Dadashadeh
Meridian, ID
Deny Delgadillo
Pasadena, CA
Stephane Johnston
New York, NY
Tony Tat Yan Lam
Pasadena, CA
Ross Benson
Pasadena, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA