Index Fund Advisors, Inc

CRD#109143
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Index Fund Advisors, Inc is a financial advisor company based in Irvine, California. Index Fund Advisors, Inc handles $4.0 billion in total assets over 6,519 customer accounts, placing it among the biggest firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has an average-sized group of 41 employees, of which 12 are financial advisors. Index Fund Advisors, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable financial investments like bonds, options and equities.

Index Fund Advisors, Inc manages more than half of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that transaction choices for the client's account are made by an investment advisor without requiring client approval. It also administers 175 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $19.7 million in AUM. The investment advisory firm's average account size is $620,124. The typical advisor at Index Fund Advisors, Inc oversees around 543 client accounts.

The company's headquarters is located at 19200 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, California 92612-6566. It is allowed to provide services to investors across 49 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$4.0 billion

Number of Advisors

12

Disclosures

No

Office Location

19200 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612-6566

Index Fund Advisors, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$4.0 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

41

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

6,519

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$620.1 thousand

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Index Fund Advisors, Inc provides a variety of financial services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, publication of newsletters and educational seminars. In the last fiscal year, it provided 1500 of its clients with financial planning services. The firm is engaged in selling products or offering services different than investment advisory services to its clients.

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

Financial management fees depend on which services are provided. However, fee types billed by the firm typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. The company does not supply a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a service bundle for a comprehensive fee.

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  • 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.

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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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    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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    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

Index Fund Advisors, Inc caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans and charitable organizations. Out of its 6,519 customers, Index Fund Advisors, Inc's biggest client is retail investors, although it also caters to 769 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 customers are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 31.49%
  • Other Individuals - 66.58%
  • Corporations - 0.37%
  • Charitable Organizations - 1.56%

* 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

Index Fund Advisors, Inc does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Index Fund Advisors, Inc

Anne Page
Irvine, CA
Sean Dignan
Irvine, CA
Neal Rutter
Irvine, CA
Venkat Yarlagadda
Weehawken, NJ
Shareen Balkey
Irvine, CA
Daniel Chong
Irvine, CA
Mary Brunson
Irvine, CA
Derick Kann
Austin, TX
Becky Vasquez
Irvine, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA