American Research & Management Co
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American Research & Management Co is an advisory company located in Marion, Massachusetts. American Research & Management Co administers $642.5 million in assets under management across 830 client accounts, placing it among the bigger investment advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small group, including 8 financial advisors. American Research & Management Co is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the company is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as tradable financial assets like stocks, options and bonds.
American Research & Management Co manages all of the company's client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management means that transaction decisions for the client's account are made by a portfolio manager without requiring the customer's consent. The firm's typical account size is $774,135. An average advisor at American Research & Management Co administers around 104 client accounts.
The company's main office is at 145 Front Street, Marion, Massachusetts 2738. The company is legally permitted to provide services to clients throughout 19 U.S. states and territories.
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Fees for financial management largely depend on the financial services provided. Fees billed by American Research & Management Co likely are comprised of the following fee types: asset-based or other. The firm does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single fee.
Offered by 70% 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 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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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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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.
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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.
Types of Clients
The company caters to retail investors, high net worth investors and charitable organizations. Out of its 830 clients, American Research & Management Co's biggest client by number of accounts is retail investors, although it also manages money for 120 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor 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). None of the firm's accounts are represented by people from outside of the U.S.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 43.64%
- Other Individuals - 51.64%
- Corporations - 0%
- Charitable Organizations - 4.73%
* 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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