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
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  • Overview

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner is a financial advisory company that has its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. It administers $3.2 billion in assets under management across 20,657 customer accounts, making it one of the biggest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). It 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, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable financial investments such as stocks, bonds and options.

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner oversees some of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that a portfolio manager has the discretion to make transaction choices without requiring the customer's authorization. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner also administers 18,362 non-discretionary accounts totaling $2.9 billion in AUM. The investment advisory firm's typical account size is $155,299. An average advisor at United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner administers around 50 client accounts, placing it towards the middle in terms of personalization.

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner's central office is at 7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Suite 120, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. The company is permitted to serve customers throughout 52 U.S. states and territories.

    Assets Under Management

    $3.2 billion

    Number of Advisors

    411

    Fee Structure

    Asset-based, Hourly, Fixed, Commission-based

    Disclosures

    Yes

    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: 4,943
    Total Number of Accounts

    20,657

    National Average: 2,522
    Average Account Size

    $155.3 thousand

    National Average: $1.3 million

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    Products and Services

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner offers a variety of services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, pension consulting services and selection of other advisers. In the prior financial year, it provided financial planning services to 51-100 of its clients. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner is involved in selling products or offering services apart from investment advice to its customers. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner is affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an insurance company or agency.

    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.

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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 typically depend on the services offered. However, fee types billed by the firm may include 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 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 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 3% 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 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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      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

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner manages money for a broad range of customers. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 20,657 customers, United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner's biggest client type is retail investors, but it also serves 2,327 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an individual who has at least $750,000 under management 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 firm's accounts are from outside of the U.S.

    • 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 has disclosures.

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

    William Riquier
    Danvers, MA
    Sharon Killion
    Dallas, TX
    Shawn Stites
    Roseville, CA
    Fabiola Hill
    Seal Beach, CA
    Stacey Peterson
    Westlake Village, CA
    Alexander Bush
    Hopkins, MN
    Michael Marion
    Monroeville, PA
    Sergio Villa
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Martin Brooks
    Lees Summit, MO

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    This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA