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Cwm, LLC operates as a financial advisory company located in Omaha, Nebraska. It manages $19.9 billion in assets across 96,956 accounts, making it one of the biggest investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). It has a very large team, including 354 financial advisors. Cwm, LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable financial assets such as options, equities and bonds.
Cwm, LLC manages the majority of the company's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that a portfolio manager makes transaction choices without requiring the client's authorization. The firm also oversees 27 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $21.9 million in assets. The investment advisory firm manages an average of $205,697 for each client account. The typical advisor at Cwm, LLC oversees around 274 client accounts.
Cwm, LLC's main office is at 14600 Branch St., Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The firm is permitted to provide services to clients throughout 51 U.S. states and territories.
Assets Under Management
Number of Advisors
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Products and Services
Cwm, LLC provides multiple financial services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and other services. In the prior fiscal year, it provided financial planning services to 10000 of its clients. Cwm, LLC is involved in selling products or offering services aside from investment advisory services to its customers. Cwm, LLC also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer and insurance company or agency.
Core Advisor Services
Offered by 31% 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 46% of firms
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.
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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This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.
Fees charged by financial advisors typically depend on which services are offered. However, fees charged by the firm likely include the following fee types: asset-based, hourly, fixed or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are provided by Cwm, LLC.
Offered by 69% of firms
Percentage of AssetsShow Explanation
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 21% of firms
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 32% of firms
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.
Offered by 10% of firms
Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
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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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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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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.
Types of Clients
Cwm, LLC caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans and corporations. Out of its 96,956 customers, Cwm, LLC's biggest client is retail investors, although it also serves 5,244 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as a person 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 company's customers are represented by people from outside of the U.S.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 14.77%
- Other Individuals - 84.17%
- Corporations - 1.06%
- 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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