Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC

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Overview

Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC operates as a financial advisor firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC manages $4.0 billion in assets under management throughout 11 client accounts, placing it among the largest investment advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small group, including 8 financial advisors. Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial assets such as bonds, options and equities.

Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC oversees all of the company's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which transaction judgments are made by a portfolio manager without requiring client consent. The firm manages an average of $361.7 million in assets for every account. The average financial advisor at Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC administers around one client account, making it one of the most individualized advisor firms in the country.

The company's central office is located at 50 California Street, San Francisco, California 94111. The firm is allowed to serve customers throughout a few states, including California and New York.

Assets Under Management

$4.0 billion

Number of Advisors

8

Disclosures

No

Office Location

50 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$4.0 billion

National Average: $9.0 billion
Total Number of Employees

14

National Average: 71,771
Total Number of Accounts

11

National Average: 4,329
Average Account Size

$361.7 million

National Average: $2.1 million

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Products and Services

Financial services that Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC provides can include portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles and selection of other advisers. The company is not involved in selling products or offering services aside from investment advisory services to its investment advisory clients.

Core Advisor Services

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    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.

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    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 21% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

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    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

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    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 advice depend on the services offered. However, fee types billed by the company most likely include any combination of the following fee structures: asset-based or performance-based. The company participates in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

Available

  • 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.

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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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    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

The company provides services to state or municipal government entities. Out of its 11 customers, Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC's biggest client group is state or municipal government entities. None of the firm's clients are non-U.S. persons.

  • 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

Leading Edge Investment Advisors,LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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