Howard Capital Management

CRD#106951
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Howard Capital Management operates as a financial advisory firm that has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. It controls $1.5 billion in assets across 1,308 customer accounts, placing it among the biggest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). It has a small team of 17 employees, including seven financial advisors. Howard Capital Management is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal assets such as equities, bonds and options.

Howard Capital Management manages 1,306 of the firm's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that buy and sell choices for the client's account are made by an investment advisor without needing the customer's permission. It also oversees two non-discretionary accounts with a total of $4.8 million in assets under management. The advisory firm's typical account size is $1.1 million. The typical advisor at Howard Capital Management administers around 187 client accounts.

Howard Capital Management's central office is at 11601 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025-1766. Howard Capital Management is permitted to serve clients throughout 13 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$1.5 billion

Number of Advisors

7

Disclosures

No

Office Location

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025-1766

Howard Capital Management by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$1.5 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

17

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

1,308

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$1.1 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors usually depend on the services offered. Fee types billed by Howard Capital Management typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. The firm does not participate in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single 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 provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans and corporations. Out of its 1,308 accounts, Howard Capital Management's largest client group is high net worth investors, although it also serves 196 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the firm's accounts reside abroad.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 52.97%
  • Other Individuals - 39.46%
  • Corporations - 7.57%
  • 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

Howard Capital Management does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Howard Capital Management

David Robinson
Los Angeles, CA
Jason Kaplan
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Wissel
Westminster, MD
Stephan Tow
Los Angeles, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA