Forester Capital, L.L.C

CRD#160806
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Forester Capital, L.L.C is an advisory company based in Stamford, Connecticut. The company controls $1.9 billion in assets across 12 client accounts, placing it among the biggest firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a small team of 15 employees, four of whom are financial advisors. Forester Capital, L.L.C is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning it 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 tradable financial investments such as options, equities and bonds.

Forester Capital, L.L.C manages most of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that buy and sell choices for the client's account are made by a portfolio manager without needing the customer's permission. Forester Capital, L.L.C also administers one non-discretionary accounts with a total of $197.2 million in AUM. The company manages about $154.8 million in assets for every account. The average financial advisor at Forester Capital, L.L.C administers about three client accounts, placing it among the most personalized advisor firms in the country.

The firm's headquarters is at 700 Canal Street, Stamford, Connecticut 6902. It is allowed to provide services to investors in the state of Connecticut.

Assets Under Management

$1.9 billion

Number of Advisors

4

Disclosures

No

Office Location

700 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Forester Capital, L.L.C by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$1.9 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

15

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

12

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$154.8 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Financial services offered by Forester Capital, L.L.C can include portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles and selection of other advisers. The firm does not sell products or offer services aside from investment advisory services to its investment advisory customers. Forester Capital, L.L.C is also affiliated with one or more other service providers in the financial services industry, 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.

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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 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

Financial management fees typically are based on the type of financial services offered. Fees charged by the firm most likely include the following fee structures: asset-based, performance-based or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by Forester Capital, L.L.C.

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 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

It provides services to pooled investment vehicles and other. Out of its 12 customers, Forester Capital, L.L.C's largest client is pooled investment vehicles. About 50% of the firm's clients are non-U.S. persons.

  • 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

Forester Capital, L.L.C does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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