Ground Swell Capital, LLC

CRD#159812
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Ground Swell Capital, LLC operates as an advisory firm located in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Ground Swell Capital, LLC has $1.4 billion in total assets across one client account, placing it among the biggest investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). Ground Swell Capital, LLC has a small group, including 5 financial advisors. Ground Swell Capital, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its clients and instead must go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial assets like equities, bonds and options.

Ground Swell Capital, LLC oversees all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that buy and sell choices for the client's account are made by an investment advisor without requiring the customer's consent. Ground Swell Capital, LLC oversees about $1.4 billion for every account. The average advisor at Ground Swell Capital, LLC oversees fewer than one client account, placing it among the most individualized advisor firms in the country.

The company's main office is at 105 West Huron Avenue, Folly Beach, South Carolina 29439. The company is registered to serve clients in the state of South Carolina.

Assets Under Management

$1.4 billion

Number of Advisors

5

Disclosures

No

Office Location

105 West Huron Avenue
Folly Beach, SC 29439

Ground Swell Capital, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$1.4 billion

National Average: $8.6 billion
Total Number of Employees

10

National Average: 64
Total Number of Accounts

1

National Average: 375,227
Average Account Size

$1.4 billion

National Average: $23.0 thousand
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Fee Structure

Financial management fees are based on which services are offered. However, fee types billed by the company most likely include the following fee structures: performance-based or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the company.

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    Other

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    Percentage of Assets

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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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    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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Types of Clients

It provides services to pooled investment vehicles. Ground Swell Capital, LLC's biggest client group by number of accounts is pooled investment vehicles. None of its clients reside abroad.

  • 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

Ground Swell Capital, LLC does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Ground Swell Capital, LLC

Benjamin Street
Folly Beach, SC
John Howell
Folly Beach, SC
Brian Klump
Folly Beach, SC
Scott Howell
Folly Beach, SC
Joey Foxhall
Folly Beach, SC
Kellen Cooney
Folly Beach, SC

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