Bordeaux Wealth Advisors

CRD#287758
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors is an advisory company located in Menlo Park, California. Bordeaux Wealth Advisors controls $2.1 billion in assets across 123 accounts, making it one of the biggest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a small team of 12 employees, of which 10 are financial advisors. Bordeaux Wealth Advisors does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead must go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are exchangable financial investments like options, stocks and bonds.

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors administers most of the firm's accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor makes transaction decisions for the client's account without needing to seek the customer's approval. The firm also has 12 non-discretionary accounts totaling $473.6 million in assets. Bordeaux Wealth Advisors supervises about $17.3 million for each customer account. The typical financial advisor at Bordeaux Wealth Advisors manages about 12 client accounts, placing it among the more personalized firms in the country.

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors's central office is located at 3000 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. The firm is allowed to provide services to investors throughout a few states, including California, Texas and Washington.

Number of Advisors

10

Disclosures

No

Office Location

3000 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors by the Numbers

Total Number of Employees

12

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

123

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$17.3 million

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors provides multiple financial services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses and selection of other advisers. In the past financial year, the company provided financial planning services to 101-250 of its clients. It does not sell products or offer services aside from investment advisory services to its investment advisory clients. The company is also affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, insurance company or agency, pension consultant and commodity pool advisor.

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

A financial advisor's fees are based on the type of financial services provided. However, fee types billed by Bordeaux Wealth Advisors can include the following fee structures: asset-based or fixed. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the company.

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  • 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 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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    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 firm provides services to high net worth investors and charitable organizations. Out of its 123 customers, Bordeaux Wealth Advisors's largest client by number of accounts is high net worth investors, although it also serves 120 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual 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). None of the company's clients are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 97.56%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 0%
  • Charitable Organizations - 2.44%

* 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

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors 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