Wealth Engineering, LLC

CRD#128549
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Wealth Engineering, LLC operates as a financial advisor company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm administers $101.9 million in total assets throughout 240 client accounts, making it a mid-tier firm in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small team of one employee who is a financial advisor. Wealth Engineering, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the company cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal investments such as equities, options and bonds.

Wealth Engineering, LLC administers all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that transaction decisions are made by a portfolio manager without requiring client permission. The company supervises an average of $424,661 in assets for every customer account. Under $100,000 of its investments for financial planning services were in securities, with under $100,000 placed in non-securities. The average advisor at Wealth Engineering, LLC oversees around 240 client accounts.

The company's headquarters is located at 7337 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. It is registered to serve clients throughout a number of states, including Arizona and Texas.

Assets Under Management

$101.9 million

Number of Advisors

1

Disclosures

No

Office Location

7337 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Wealth Engineering, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$101.9 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

1

National Average: 31
Total Number of Accounts

240

National Average: 1,935
Average Account Size

$424.7 thousand

National Average: $1.7 million

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Products and Services

Services that Wealth Engineering, LLC provides include financial planning services and portfolio management for individuals and small businesses. In the past fiscal year, it provided financial planning services to 26-50 of its accounts. It is involved in selling products or offering services other than investment advice to its customers.

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.

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors typically vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types charged by the firm most likely consist 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 provided by the company. It is able to withdraw its fees directly from customer accounts.

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  • 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 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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    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

It provides services to retail investors and high net worth investors. Out of its 240 accounts, Wealth Engineering, LLC's biggest client by number of accounts is high net worth investors, but it also manages money for 35 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an investor who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its accounts reside abroad.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 62.5%
  • Other Individuals - 37.5%
  • 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

Wealth Engineering, LLC does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Wealth Engineering, LLC

David Fernandez
Scottsdale, AZ

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA