Di Bello Financial

CRD#159799
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Di Bello Financial is an advisory firm that has its headquarters in Irvine, California. It handles $36.5 million in total assets throughout 195 client accounts. Di Bello Financial has a small group of one employee who is a financial advisor. Di Bello Financial does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm 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 tradable financial assets like bonds, options and equities.

Di Bello Financial administers all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which buy and sell decisions are made by an investment advisor without needing to seek client approval. The company's typical account size is $187,296. $100,001 to $500,000 of its investments for financial planning services were in securities, with under $100,000 placed in non-securities. The average advisor at Di Bello Financial administers about 195 client accounts.

Di Bello Financial's main office is at 9870 Research Drive, Irvine, California 92618. It is registered to provide services to investors in the state of California.

Assets Under Management

$36.5 million

Number of Advisors

1

Disclosures

No

Office Location

9870 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Di Bello Financial by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$36.5 million

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

1

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

195

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$187.3 thousand

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Di Bello Financial offers multiple financial services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, publication of newsletters, educational seminars and other services. In the past fiscal year, the firm provided financial planning services to 11-25 of its accounts. It is engaged in selling products or offering services apart from investment advisory services to its customers. The firm also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with an accountant or accounting 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

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    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

Fees for financial management usually depend on which service is provided. Fee types billed by the company most likely include the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly or fixed. The company does not supply a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a service bundle for a single fee. The firm is able to withdraw the expenses directly from customer funds.

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 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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    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 works with retail investors and high net worth investors. Out of its 195 accounts, Di Bello Financial's largest client type by number of accounts is retail investors, although it also manages money for 37 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 at least $1.50 million or who is considered 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* - 35.58%
  • Other Individuals - 64.42%
  • 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

Di Bello Financial does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Di Bello Financial

Annette Di Bello
Irvine, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA