Paamco Prisma, LLC

CRD#108989
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Paamco Prisma, LLC operates as a financial advisory firm based in Irvine, California. It administers $10.1 billion in assets across 81 client accounts, placing it among the biggest financial advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has an average-sized team of 98 employees, eighty-four of whom are financial advisors. Paamco Prisma, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the company is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial investments such as bonds, options and stocks.

Paamco Prisma, LLC oversees 76 of the firm's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor has the discretion to make transaction judgments for the client's account without needing the client's consent. Paamco Prisma, LLC also oversees five non-discretionary accounts with a total of $148.3 million in AUM. The investment advisory firm's average account size is $124.9 million. The typical advisor at Paamco Prisma, LLC manages fewer than one client account, making it one of the most individualized advisor firms in the country.

Paamco Prisma, LLC's main office is located at 19540 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, California 92612. It is allowed to provide services to clients throughout 4 states, including California, Delaware, New York and Massachusetts.

Assets Under Management

$10.1 billion

Number of Advisors

84

Disclosures

No

Office Location

19540 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92612

Paamco Prisma, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$10.1 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

98

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

81

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$124.9 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Paamco Prisma, LLC offers a number of financial services, including portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. It does not sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its investment advisory clients. The firm also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a commodity pool advisor.

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 23% 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

A financial advisor's fees depend on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types charged by the firm most likely include any blend of the following fee structures: asset-based, fixed or performance-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the company.

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 17% 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.

  • 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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    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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    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

It provides services to pooled investment vehicles, pension plans and state or municipal government entities. Out of its 81 clients, Paamco Prisma, LLC's largest client type is pooled investment vehicles. About 30% of the company'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

Paamco Prisma, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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