Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions

CRD#131034
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions is a financial advisor company based in Stamford, Connecticut. Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions controls $36.8 billion in total assets throughout 100 customer accounts, making it one of the largest financial advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions has a large team of 105 employees, including 63 financial advisors. Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the company cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as tradable financial assets like bonds, stocks and options.

Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions administers most of the company's accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor has the discretion to make transaction choices for the client's account without needing to seek client consent. The company also administers seven non-discretionary accounts with a total of $18.1 billion in assets. Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions's typical account size is $368.0 million. An average advisor at Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions oversees around two client accounts, making it one of the most personalized advisor firms in the country.

The company's central office is at 600 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut 6901. It is legally registered to serve customers throughout a number of states, including Connecticut, Illinois and New York.

Assets Under Management

$36.8 billion

Number of Advisors

63

Disclosures

No

Office Location

600 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$36.8 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

105

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

100

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$368.0 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions provides multiple financial services, which can consist of portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. The firm does not sell products or offer services apart from investment advisory services to its investment advisory accounts. The company also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, trust company, insurance company or agency and 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.

  • 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.

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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

A financial advisor's fees typically vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. However, fees billed by the firm may include some combination of the following fee structures: asset-based, fixed or performance-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by the firm.

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  • 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 40% of firms

    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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    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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    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

The firm works with a broad range of clients. The company caters to high net worth investors, banking institutions, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, state or municipal government entities, other investment advisers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and corporations. Out of its 100 clients, Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions's largest client group by number of accounts is pooled investment vehicles, although it also caters to 27 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). About 60% of its customers are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 27.84%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 72.16%
  • 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

Ubs Hedge Fund Solutions does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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