Baldwin Investment Management, LLC

CRD#108922
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Baldwin Investment Management, LLC is a financial advisor company that has its headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Baldwin Investment Management, LLC controls $702.6 million in assets under management throughout 953 customer accounts, placing it among the bigger financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). It has a small team of eight employees, all of whom are financial advisors. Baldwin Investment Management, LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable financial assets such as equities, bonds and options.

Baldwin Investment Management, LLC administers some of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that transaction choices are made by a portfolio manager without needing client approval. Baldwin Investment Management, LLC also oversees 772 non-discretionary accounts totaling $309.0 million in AUM. Baldwin Investment Management, LLC administers an average of $737,201 in assets for each customer account. An average advisor at Baldwin Investment Management, LLC oversees about 119 client accounts.

The firm's central office is at 100 Four Falls Corporate Center, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428. The firm is allowed to provide services to clients across 4 states, including Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Assets Under Management

$702.6 million

Number of Advisors

8

Fee Structure

Asset-based

Disclosures

No

Office Location

100 Four Falls Corporate Center
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Baldwin Investment Management, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$702.6 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

8

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

953

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$737.2 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Services provided by Baldwin Investment Management, LLC can include financial planning services and portfolio management for individuals and small businesses. In the past financial year, the firm provided 1-10 of its clients with financial planning services. Baldwin Investment Management, LLC is not engaged in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory customers.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 45% 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 63% of firms

    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

Financial advisory fees typically are based on which service is offered. However, fee types billed by the firm typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. The company does not supply a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a service bundle for a single fee.

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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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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

It caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, charitable organizations and other types of clients. Out of its 953 accounts, Baldwin Investment Management, LLC's largest client is high net worth investors, though it also serves 143 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as someone who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its accounts are represented by people from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 51.62%
  • Other Individuals - 43.68%
  • Corporations - 2.17%
  • Charitable Organizations - 2.53%

* 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

Baldwin Investment Management, LLC does not have any disclosures.

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