Rayliant Investment Research

CRD#306119
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Rayliant Investment Research is an advisory firm that has its headquarters in Irvine, California. The firm handles $165.5 million in assets throughout six customer accounts, placing it in the mid-tier of firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small team of 16 employees, including 11 financial advisors. Rayliant Investment Research is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead must go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable fiscal investments like equities, options and bonds.

Rayliant Investment Research manages all of its accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management signifies that an investment advisor makes buy and sell choices without requiring client approval. The company oversees roughly $27.6 million for every client account. The average financial advisor at Rayliant Investment Research manages fewer than one client account, placing it among the most personalized advisor firms in the country.

The company's central office is located at 11 Zephyr, Irvine, California 92602. Rayliant Investment Research is registered to serve customers in the state of California.

Assets Under Management

$165.5 million

Number of Advisors

11

Disclosures

No

Office Location

11 Zephyr
Irvine, CA 92602

Rayliant Investment Research by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$165.5 million

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

16

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

6

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$27.6 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Fee Structure

Fees for financial management usually are based on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types charged by Rayliant Investment Research typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by Rayliant Investment Research.

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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 caters to pooled investment vehicles. Out of its six customers, Rayliant Investment Research's biggest client by number of accounts is pooled investment vehicles. About 100% of the firm's accounts 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

Rayliant Investment Research does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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