Cooper Mcmanus

CRD#111458
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Cooper Mcmanus operates as a financial advisory firm located in Irvine, California. Cooper Mcmanus manages $989.5 million in assets under management throughout 4,261 customer accounts, placing it among the larger investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The firm has an average-sized group of 56 employees, including 52 financial advisors. Cooper Mcmanus is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that it is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable fiscal investments like bonds, options and stocks.

Cooper Mcmanus administers all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which a portfolio manager makes buy and sell choices for the client's account without needing to seek client consent. The company oversees an average of $232,226 for every customer account. The average advisor at Cooper Mcmanus oversees around 82 client accounts.

The firm's headquarters is located at 9870 Research Drive, Irvine, California 92618. Cooper Mcmanus is allowed to provide services to investors across 32 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$989.5 million

Number of Advisors

52

Disclosures

No

Office Location

9870 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Cooper Mcmanus by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$989.5 million

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

56

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

4,261

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$232.2 thousand

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Cooper Mcmanus provides a variety of financial services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers, publication of newsletters and educational seminars. In the prior financial year, it provided financial planning services to 51-100 of its clients. It does not sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its investment advisory customers. The firm is affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an accountant or accounting firm and lawyer or law firm.

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 62% 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.

  • Offered by 4% of firms

    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

  • Offered by 10% of firms

    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 which services are offered. However, fees billed by Cooper Mcmanus can include the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly, fixed, commission-based or other. The company participates in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a service bundle for a comprehensive fee.

Available

  • Offered by 74% 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 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.

  • Offered by 12% of firms

    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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    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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Types of Clients

It provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans and corporations. Out of its 4,261 accounts, Cooper Mcmanus's largest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, though it also caters to 364 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as someone 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 firm's customers are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 15.72%
  • Other Individuals - 81.86%
  • Corporations - 2.42%
  • 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

Cooper Mcmanus does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Cooper Mcmanus

Christina Bush
San Clemente, CA
Lawrence Wimsatt
Long Beach, CA
Alissa Kroeger
Thousand Oaks, CA
George Park
Covina, CA
Hillary Cross
New Bern, NC
Charles Farrell
Irvine, CA
Garrett Yack
Indian Wells, CA
Christopher Cox
Irvine, CA
Alvern Vom Steeg
Irvine, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA