Think Investments

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Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Think Investments is a financial advisor firm located in San Francisco, California. The company has $3.6 billion in total assets across six accounts, making it one of the biggest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small team, including 7 financial advisors. Think Investments does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead must go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial investments like options, bonds and stocks.

Think Investments administers all of its client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which a portfolio manager makes transaction judgments without requiring the client's permission. Think Investments administers roughly $599.5 million for each account. The average advisor at Think Investments administers fewer than one client account, making it one of the most personalized advisor firms in the country.

Think Investments’s headquarters is at One Letterman Drive, San Francisco, California 94129. The firm is legally registered to serve customers in the state of California.

Assets Under Management

$3.6 billion

Number of Advisors

7

Disclosures

No

Office Location

One Letterman Drive
San Francisco, CA 94129

Think Investments by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$3.6 billion

National Average: $9.0 billion
Total Number of Employees

14

National Average: 71,771
Total Number of Accounts

6

National Average: 4,329
Average Account Size

$599.5 million

National Average: $2.1 million

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Fee Structure

Financial management fees largely are based on which service is provided. However, fee types billed by the company most likely include the following fee structures: asset-based or performance-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by Think Investments.

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  • 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.

  • Find one of the 1% of firms that offer this fee type

    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.

  • Find one of the 0% of firms that offer this fee type

    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.

  • Find one of the 33% of firms that offer this fee type

    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.

  • Find one of the 10% of firms that offer this fee type

    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

Think Investments works with pooled investment vehicles. Out of its six customers, Think Investments's biggest client is pooled investment vehicles. About 67% of the company's accounts reside abroad.

  • 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

Think Investments does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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