Cypress Strategies

CRD#172113
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Cypress Strategies is a financial advisory firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm administers $73.1 million in assets throughout 58 accounts. Cypress Strategies has a small team of six employees, two of whom are financial advisors. Cypress Strategies is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead must go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal assets like bonds, options and stocks.

Cypress Strategies manages all of the company's accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which a portfolio manager has the discretion to make buy and sell decisions for the client's account without needing to seek client permission. The firm's average account size is $1.3 million. Under $100,000 of its financial planning investments were in securities, with under $100,000 invested in non-securities. An average financial advisor at Cypress Strategies oversees about 29 client accounts, placing it towards the middle in terms of personalization.

Cypress Strategies's headquarters is located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254. Cypress Strategies is registered to provide services to investors across a number of states, including Arizona and Nevada.

Assets Under Management

$73.1 million

Number of Advisors

2

Fee Structure

Asset-based, Hourly, Fixed

Disclosures

No

Office Location

16427 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Cypress Strategies by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$73.1 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

6

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

58

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$1.3 million

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Services that Cypress Strategies provides include financial planning services and portfolio management for individuals and small businesses. However, the company did not provide any of its customers with financial planning services in the last financial year. The company is not engaged in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 45% 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 63% of firms

    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.

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Fee Structure

Financial management fees largely vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types billed by Cypress Strategies most likely include the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly or fixed. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by Cypress Strategies. Cypress Strategies can withdraw the charges directly from customer funds.

Available

  • Offered by 75% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 37% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 40% of firms

    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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    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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    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 and high net worth investors. Out of its 58 accounts, Cypress Strategies's largest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, but it also manages money for 12 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as someone who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its clients are represented by non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 36.36%
  • Other Individuals - 63.64%
  • 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

Cypress Strategies does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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