Gobi Capital LLC

CRD#151427
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Gobi Capital LLC is a financial advisor firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Gobi Capital LLC handles $2.7 billion in assets under management across eight customer accounts, placing it among the largest investment advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small team, including 4 financial advisors. Gobi Capital LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as tradable fiscal assets like options, bonds and stocks.

Gobi Capital LLC administers all of its accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management means that buy and sell decisions for the client's account are made by an investment advisor without requiring the client's consent. The advisory firm's average account size is $339.2 million. The typical financial advisor at Gobi Capital LLC manages around two client accounts, making it one of the most individualized advisor firms in the country.

The firm's main office is located at 909 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94133. It is permitted to provide services to clients in the state of California.

Assets Under Management

$2.7 billion

Number of Advisors

4

Disclosures

No

Office Location

909 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Gobi Capital LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$2.7 billion

National Average: $9.0 billion
Total Number of Employees

4

National Average: 71,771
Total Number of Accounts

8

National Average: 4,329
Average Account Size

$339.2 million

National Average: $2.1 million

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Fee Structure

Fees for financial advice typically vary depending on which services are provided. However, fees charged by the company most likely are comprised of the following fee types: asset-based or performance-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by Gobi Capital LLC.

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  • Offered by 70% 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 26% of firms

    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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    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.

  • Find one of the 1% of firms that offer this fee type

    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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    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.

  • Find one of the 10% of firms that offer this fee type

    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 pooled investment vehicles and corporations. Out of its eight clients, Gobi Capital LLC's largest client type is pooled investment vehicles. Around 63% of the firm's customers are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 0%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 100%
  • 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

Gobi Capital LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Gobi Capital LLC

Bo Shan
San Francisco, CA

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