The Planners Professional Services, Inc

CRD#108195
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

The Planners Professional Services, Inc is a financial advisor firm headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. The company has a small team of two employees, all of whom are financial advisors. The Planners Professional Services, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm 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 defined as tradable fiscal assets such as equities, bonds and options.

30000000 of its investments for financial planning services were in securities, with $2,500,001 to $5,000,000 invested in non-securities.

The Planners Professional Services, Inc's central office is located at 1012 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-3501. The firm is legally registered to provide services to investors across a number of states, including Iowa and Texas.

Editorial note: In some cases, firms can register as exempt reporting advisors with the SEC, meaning they file a shorter version of the Form ADV. As a result, this is all of the available information for The Planners Professional Services, Inc. Please visit the SEC website for more information at https://www.sec.gov

Number of Advisors

2

Disclosures

No

Office Location

1012 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265-3501

The Planners Professional Services, Inc by the Numbers

Total Number of Employees

2

National Average: 31

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Products and Services

Financial services offered by The Planners Professional Services, Inc include financial planning services and other services. In the prior financial year, the company provided financial planning services to 51-100 of its accounts. The Planners Professional Services, Inc is not engaged in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 44% 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.

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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.

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Fee Structure

Fees for financial advice typically vary depending on which service is offered. However, fee types charged by The Planners Professional Services, Inc can include the following fee types: hourly, fixed or other. The company does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a service bundle for a single fee. The company has the ability to withdraw its charges directly from customer funds.

Available

  • Offered by 35% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 39% 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.

  • Offered by 12% of firms

    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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    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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    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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Types of Clients

It caters to retail investors and high net worth investors. The Planners Professional Services, Inc's biggest client type is retail investors, but it also manages money for 12 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as a person who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the firm's customers are non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 18.75%
  • Other Individuals - 81.25%
  • Corporations - 0%
  • 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

The Planners Professional Services, Inc does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at The Planners Professional Services, Inc

Graham Jepsen
West Des Moines, IA
David Mcnamara
West Des Moines, IA

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA