Belmont Capital Group

CRD#154078
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Belmont Capital Group is a financial advisory firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It manages $1.0 billion in total assets across 386 client accounts, making it one of the larger investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). Belmont Capital Group has a small group of four employees, all of whom are financial advisors. Belmont Capital Group is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the advisor is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are exchangable financial investments such as equities, bonds and options.

Belmont Capital Group manages 381 of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that buy and sell judgments are made by a portfolio manager without needing to seek the client's authorization. The company also administers five non-discretionary accounts with a total of $1.6 million in AUM. The advisory firm's average account size is $2.7 million. The average advisor at Belmont Capital Group manages about 97 client accounts.

The firm's headquarters is located at 1875 Century Park East, Los Angeles, California 90067. It is legally permitted to provide services to clients across a number of states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Texas.

Assets Under Management

$1.0 billion

Number of Advisors

4

Disclosures

No

Office Location

1875 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Belmont Capital Group by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$1.0 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

4

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

386

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$2.7 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Fee Structure

Financial advisory fees typically vary depending on which service is offered. However, fees billed by the firm typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. The firm does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a service bundle for a comprehensive fee.

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    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.

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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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    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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    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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Types of Clients

The firm does business with a number of different customers. The company works with retail investors, high net worth investors, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 386 accounts, Belmont Capital Group's largest client is high net worth investors, though it also manages money for 165 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor who has at least $750,000 under management 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 its accounts are represented by non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 85.49%
  • Other Individuals - 4.15%
  • Corporations - 8.81%
  • Charitable Organizations - 1.55%

* 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

Belmont Capital Group does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Belmont Capital Group

Stephen Solaka
Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Beckwith
Los Angeles, CA

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