Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC
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Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC is a financial advisory company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm controls $7.9 billion in assets across 1,140 client accounts, making it one of the biggest firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small group, including 17 financial advisors. Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm is not able to buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable fiscal investments like bonds, options and stocks.
Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC manages 153 of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor has the discretion to make transaction decisions without needing to seek the client's authorization. Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC also has 987 non-discretionary accounts totaling $6.6 billion in AUM. The company's typical account size is $7.0 million. The typical advisor at Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC oversees around 67 client accounts, making it about average in terms of personalization.
The firm's headquarters is located at 53 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109-2820. Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC is legally permitted to serve investors throughout a few states, including California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
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Products and Services
Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC provides a number of financial services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services and selection of other advisers. In the last fiscal year, it provided financial planning services to 101-250 of its accounts. It does sell products or offer services other than investment advice to its clients. Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer and pension consultant.
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.
Financial advisory fees largely are based on which service is provided. However, fees billed by the company can include the following fee structures: asset-based or performance-based. The company does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a single fee.
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 26% of firms
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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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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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.
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Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
Types of Clients
Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC works with a number of different clients. The firm caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 1,140 customers, Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, LLC's largest client group by number of accounts is high net worth investors, though it also serves 69 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its customers are non-U.S. persons.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 41.07%
- Other Individuals - 5.95%
- Corporations - 39.29%
- Charitable Organizations - 13.69%
* 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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