Stamos Capital Partners, L.P

CRD#134660
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Stamos Capital Partners, L.P is a financial advisor firm located in Menlo Park, California. Stamos Capital Partners, L.P handles $3.4 billion in total assets over 28 customer accounts, making it one of the largest investment advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). Stamos Capital Partners, L.P has a small team of 26 employees, including 10 financial advisors. Stamos Capital Partners, L.P is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the company is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead must go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial investments such as equities, options and bonds.

Stamos Capital Partners, L.P manages most of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that an investment advisor has the discretion to make buy and sell choices without needing to seek client authorization. The firm also has 11 non-discretionary accounts totaling $2.2 billion in AUM. The advisory firm's typical account size is $121.0 million. The typical financial advisor at Stamos Capital Partners, L.P manages about three client accounts, placing it among the most personalized advisor firms in the country.

The company's central office is located at 2498 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. It is legally permitted to provide services to customers in the state of California.

Number of Advisors

10

Disclosures

No

Office Location

2498 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Stamos Capital Partners, L.P by the Numbers

Total Number of Employees

26

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

28

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$121.0 million

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Stamos Capital Partners, L.P offers a number of services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. The company does sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its customers. Stamos Capital Partners, L.P 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.

  • Offered by 63% 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

  • 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

Fees charged by financial advisors largely depend on which service is offered. Fee types charged by Stamos Capital Partners, L.P can consist of the following fee structures: asset-based, performance-based or other. Stamos Capital Partners, L.P does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a comprehensive fee.

Available

  • Offered by 75% 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 12% of firms

    Other

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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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Types of Clients

The company works with high net worth investors and pooled investment vehicles. Out of its 28 accounts, Stamos Capital Partners, L.P's largest client group is pooled investment vehicles, though it also caters to 12 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as a person who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). Just 7% of its clients are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 41.38%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 58.62%
  • 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

Stamos Capital Partners, L.P does not have any disclosures.

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