United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner

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Investment Advisor Firm

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  • Products and Services
  • Fee Structure
  • Types of Clients
  • Disclosures
  • State Registrations
  • Office Locations
  • Firm Advisors
  • Overview

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner operates as an advisory firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company administers $3.2 billion in assets across 20,657 customer accounts, placing it among the biggest financial advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a large team of 515 employees, including 411 financial advisors. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the company cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead must go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal investments like bonds, stocks and options.

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner manages some of the firm's accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that an investment advisor makes transaction judgments for the client's account without needing client permission. The firm also oversees 18,362 non-discretionary accounts totaling $2.9 billion in assets under management. The company's average account size is $155,299. The average advisor at United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner manages around 50 client accounts, making it about average in terms of personalization.

    The company's central office is at 7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Suite 120, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. The company is legally permitted to provide services to customers throughout 51 U.S. states and territories.

    Assets Under Management

    $3.2 billion

    Number of Advisors

    411

    Disclosures

    No

    Office Location

    7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Suite 120
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner by the Numbers

    Total Assets Under Management

    $3.2 billion

    National Average: $3.3 billion
    Total Number of Employees

    515

    National Average: 31
    Total Number of Accounts

    20,657

    National Average: 1,935
    Average Account Size

    $155.3 thousand

    National Average: $1.7 million

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    Products and Services

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner provides multiple financial services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, pension consulting services and selection of other advisers. In the prior fiscal year, United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner provided financial planning services to 51-100 of its accounts. The firm is involved in selling products or offering services aside from investment advisory services to its customers. It also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with an insurance company or agency.

    Core Advisor Services

    • Offered by 44% 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 61% 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.

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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

    Financial management fees vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. However, fees billed by the company can be comprised of the following fee types: asset-based, hourly, fixed or commission-based. The company does not supply a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a bundle of services for a comprehensive fee.

    Available

    • Offered by 72% 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 35% 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 2% of firms

      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.

    • Offered by 39% 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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      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 works with a number of different investors. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner works with retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 20,657 accounts, United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner's largest client type is retail investors, though it also manages money for 2,327 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an investor who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the company's accounts are represented by non-U.S. persons.

    • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 11.26%
    • Other Individuals - 86.76%
    • Corporations - 1.72%
    • Charitable Organizations - 0.26%

    * 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

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner does not have any disclosures.

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    Financial Advisors at United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner

    Amy Riddell
    Tampa, FL
    William Riquier
    Danvers, MA
    Michael Marion
    Monroeville, PA
    James Smith
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Matthew Benson
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Fabiola Hill
    Seal Beach, CA
    Jeffrey Lott
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Jonathan Heimarck
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Thomas Price
    Grand Rapids, MI

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    This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA