West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc

CRD#138049
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc operates as an advisory company headquartered in Irvine, California. West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc has a small group of one employee who is a financial advisor. West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as tradable fiscal assets such as bonds, equities and options.

Under $100,000 of their investments for financial planning services were in securities, with under $100,000 invested in non-securities.

The firm's central office is located at 18010 Sky Park Circle, Irvine, California 92614. West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc is permitted to provide services to clients in the state of California.

Editorial note: In some cases, advisors and firms are able to file as exempt reporting advisors with the SEC, meaning they file an abridged version of the Form ADV. As a result, this is all of the available information for West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc. Please visit the SEC website for more information at https://www.sec.gov

Number of Advisors

1

Disclosures

No

Office Location

18010 Sky Park Circle
Irvine, CA 92614

West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc by the Numbers

Total Number of Employees

1

National Average: 29

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Products and Services

West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc provides a variety of financial services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and market timing services. In the past fiscal year, the company provided financial planning services to 1-10 of its clients. It does sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its clients. The company is affiliated with one or more other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an accountant or accounting firm.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 45% of firms

    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 62% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

  • Offered by 0% of firms

    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 are based on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types charged by the firm most likely are comprised of the following fee types: asset-based, hourly or other. The firm does not participate in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a comprehensive fee.

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 35% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 12% of firms

    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

Unavailable

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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

It provides services to retail investors. West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc's biggest client type is retail investors. None of the firm's accounts are represented by non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 0%
  • Other Individuals - 100%
  • Corporations - 0%
  • 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

West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at West Coast Financial Strategies, Inc

Duglas Wright
Irvine, CA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA