Forefront Analytics, LLC

CRD#153016
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Forefront Analytics, LLC operates as a financial advisor company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Forefront Analytics, LLC handles $519.6 million in assets over 242 customer accounts, placing it among the larger financial advisory firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). Forefront Analytics, LLC has a small group of 30 employees, including 11 financial advisors. Forefront Analytics, LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable fiscal investments such as options, bonds and equities.

Forefront Analytics, LLC manages all of its client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management signifies that transaction decisions for the client's account are made by a portfolio manager without requiring the client's approval. The company's average account size is $2.1 million. An average financial advisor at Forefront Analytics, LLC administers around 22 client accounts, placing it among the more personalized advisor firms in the country.

The company's central office is at One Tower Bridge, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428. It is allowed to serve clients throughout a few states, including California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Assets Under Management

$519.6 million

Number of Advisors

11

Fee Structure

Asset-based, Hourly, Fixed, Performance-based

Disclosures

No

Office Location

One Tower Bridge
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Forefront Analytics, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$519.6 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

30

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

242

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$2.1 million

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Forefront Analytics, LLC provides multiple financial services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients, selection of other advisers and other services. The firm does sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its customers.

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.

  • 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.

Other Services

  • Offered by 23% 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 usually depend on which services are provided. However, fee types charged by Forefront Analytics, LLC likely include the following fee types: asset-based, hourly, fixed or performance-based. The firm does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

Available

  • Offered by 75% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 37% 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 17% of firms

    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.

  • Offered by 40% 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.

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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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    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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    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

Forefront Analytics, LLC works with a number of different investors. It provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 242 accounts, Forefront Analytics, LLC's biggest client group is high net worth investors, though it also manages money for 61 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 counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). Just 1% of the firm's accounts are non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 44.2%
  • Other Individuals - 37.68%
  • Corporations - 6.52%
  • Charitable Organizations - 11.59%

* 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

Forefront Analytics, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA