Key Group Management, Inc

CRD#146054
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Key Group Management, Inc is an advisory firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm has $100.2 million in total assets throughout 431 client accounts, making it a mid-tier firm in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small team of five employees, of which four are financial advisors. Key Group Management, Inc does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead must go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable financial assets like bonds, options and equities.

Key Group Management, Inc oversees zero of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which buy and sell judgments are made by an investment advisor without needing to seek the client's permission. It also administers 431 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $100.2 million in assets under management. The investment advisory firm's average account size is $232,483. Under $100,000 of their financial planning investments were in securities, with under $100,000 placed in non-securities. The average financial advisor at Key Group Management, Inc manages about 108 client accounts.

The firm's central office is at 16700 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260. The firm is registered to serve investors throughout a few states, including Arizona, New Jersey and Texas.

Assets Under Management

$100.2 million

Number of Advisors

4

Fee Structure

Asset-based, Hourly, Fixed

Disclosures

Yes

Office Location

16700 North Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Key Group Management, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$100.2 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

5

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

431

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$232.5 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Key Group Management, Inc offers a number of services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses and portfolio management for institutional clients. Notably, it did not provide financial planning services to any of its customers in the prior financial year. The company does sell products or offer services apart from investment advisory services to its customers. It is affiliated with a number of other companies in the financial services industry, including with an accountant or accounting firm.

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 typically depend on the type of financial services offered. Fee types billed by the company most likely include some blend of the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly or fixed. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the firm. It can withdraw the expenses directly from customer accounts.

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 provides services to retail investors and high net worth investors. Out of its 431 clients, Key Group Management, Inc's largest client type is retail investors, but it also caters to 54 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 counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the company's customers are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 24.66%
  • Other Individuals - 75.34%
  • 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

Key Group Management, Inc has disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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