Total Investment Management, Inc

CRD#108818
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Total Investment Management, Inc is an advisory company that has its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Total Investment Management, Inc has $1.0 billion in assets under management across 2,425 client accounts, placing it among the bigger investment advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a small group of nine employees, of which five are financial advisors. Total Investment Management, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal assets such as bonds, stocks and options.

Total Investment Management, Inc manages all of its client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management signifies that transaction choices are made by a portfolio manager without needing client permission. Total Investment Management, Inc's typical account size is $419,059. An average financial advisor at Total Investment Management, Inc oversees about 485 client accounts.

The company's headquarters is located at 9383 East Bahia Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260. The company is legally allowed to serve investors across 37 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$1.0 billion

Number of Advisors

5

Fee Structure

Asset-based, Fixed

Disclosures

No

Office Location

9383 East Bahia Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Total Investment Management, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$1.0 billion

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

9

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

2,425

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$419.1 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Total Investment Management, Inc offers multiple services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and publication of newsletters. In the last financial year, Total Investment Management, Inc provided 1-10 of its clients with financial planning services. The firm is not involved in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts. The firm also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer.

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.

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.

  • Offered by 4% of firms

    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 usually are based on the services offered. Fee types billed by the company likely are comprised of any blend of the following fee types: asset-based or fixed. The firm does not participate in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a service bundle for a comprehensive fee.

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 1% of firms

    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.

  • 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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    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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    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

Total Investment Management, Inc caters to retail investors and high net worth investors. Out of its 2,425 customers, Total Investment Management, Inc's biggest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, though it also caters to 287 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as a person who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). Just 1% of the company's customers are non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 17.98%
  • Other Individuals - 82.02%
  • 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

Total Investment Management, Inc does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA