Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp

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Overview

Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp is a financial advisor firm that has its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp oversees $12.3 billion in total assets throughout 84 accounts, making it one of the largest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a small team of 29 employees, fifteen of whom are financial advisors. Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning 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 firm to do so. Securities are tradable financial assets such as bonds, options and stocks.

Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp manages all of the firm's accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management signifies that transaction choices for the client's account are made by an investment advisor without needing to seek client approval. The advisory firm oversees about $147.0 million for every customer account. The typical advisor at Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp administers about six client accounts, placing it among the more personalized financial advisor firms in the country.

The firm's headquarters is at 301 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut 6901. Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp is allowed to serve clients throughout 26 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$12.3 billion

Number of Advisors

15

Disclosures

No

Office Location

301 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$12.3 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

29

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

84

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$147.0 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors depend on which services the firm provides the client. However, fee types billed by the firm likely consist of some blend of the following fee structures: asset-based or performance-based. The company participates in a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

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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.

  • 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.

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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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    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

Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp manages money for a broad range of clients. Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and corporations. Out of its 84 accounts, Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp's biggest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, but it also serves 14 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). Around 28% of the firm's customers are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 2.94%
  • Other Individuals - 82.77%
  • Corporations - 13.03%
  • Charitable Organizations - 1.26%

* 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

Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Sustainable Growth Advisers, Lp

Gordon Marchand
Stamford, CT

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