Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)

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Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) is a financial advisor firm that has its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) controls $2.0 billion in assets under management across 9,062 client accounts, placing it among the largest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). It has a large group, including 272 financial advisors. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal investments like stocks, options and bonds.

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) oversees all of the firm's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that an investment advisor has the discretion to make buy and sell judgments without needing client permission. The advisory firm manages an average of $223,378 for each account. The average financial advisor at Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) administers about 33 client accounts, making it about average in terms of personalization.

The firm's main office is located at 13220 California Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154-9750. The company is allowed to serve clients across 51 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$2.0 billion

Number of Advisors

272

Disclosures

No

Office Location

13220 California Street
Omaha, NE 68154-9750

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$2.0 billion

National Average: $8.6 billion
Total Number of Employees

369

National Average: 64
Total Number of Accounts

9,062

National Average: 375,227
Average Account Size

$223.4 thousand

National Average: $23.0 thousand
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Products and Services

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) offers multiple financial services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and other services. Notably, Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) did not provide financial planning services to any of its accounts in the previous financial year. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) does sell products or offer services aside from investment advice to its customers. Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) is affiliated with one or more other service providers in the financial services industry, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, insurance company or agency and pension consultant.

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 20% 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 typically are based on which service is offered. However, fees billed by Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) typically consist of the following fee structure: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are offered by the firm.

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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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    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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    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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    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

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) works with a broad range of customers. It caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, charitable organizations, corporations and other. Out of its 9,062 customers, Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)'s largest client group is retail investors, but it also caters to 544 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as someone 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). None of the firm's accounts are non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 7.38%
  • Other Individuals - 91.85%
  • Corporations - 0.69%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0.08%

* 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

Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis) does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Bancwest Investment Services, Inc (Bwis)

Dale Malleck
Tempe, AZ
Ronald Fisher
Tempe, AZ
Jacob Somero
Tempe, AZ
Lidia Leach
Fresno, CA
Robb Molnar
Sacramento, CA
Todd Dunlap
Tempe, AZ
Jai Huynh
San Jose, CA
Ahmed Eid
Tempe, AZ
Linda Dougherty
Petaluma, CA

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