Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc

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Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc is a financial advisor firm headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. The company manages $46.2 billion in assets under management over 82 client accounts, placing it among the biggest investment advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). It has a small team, including 7 financial advisors. Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that it cannot 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 tradable financial assets like bonds, options and equities.

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc manages all of the firm's accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that transaction judgments are made by an investment advisor without requiring the customer's permission. The company's typical account size is $564.0 million. The average advisor at Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc administers around 12 client accounts, making it one of the more personalized financial advisor firms in the country.

The firm's headquarters is at One Financial Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 6103. The company is legally registered to provide services to clients across 2 states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Assets Under Management

$46.2 billion

Number of Advisors

7

Disclosures

No

Office Location

One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$46.2 billion

National Average: $8.6 billion
Total Number of Employees

7

National Average: 64
Total Number of Accounts

82

National Average: 375,227
Average Account Size

$564.0 million

National Average: $23.0 thousand
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Products and Services

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc offers multiple services, including portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, selection of other advisers and other services. It does not sell products or offer services other than investment advice to its investment advisory clients. It also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer 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.

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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.

Other Services

  • 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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    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Fees for financial management largely depend on the type of financial services provided. Fees billed by the firm typically consist of the following fee type: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Other

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Types of Clients

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc provides services to investment companies and pooled investment vehicles. Out of its 82 customers, Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc's largest client group by number of accounts is investment companies. Just 7% of the firm's clients are non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 0%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 100%
  • 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

Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc

Vincent Taylor
Hartford, CT
Kyle Wells
Hartford, CT
Peter Sullivan
Hartford, CT
John Fucigna
Hartford, CT
Michael Feldman
Hartford, CT
Mallory Carr
Colleyville, TX
Aaron Platteis
Hartford, CT
Jacob Hill
Atlanta, GA
Daniel Cline
Hartford, CT

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