Box Financial Advisors, LLC

CRD#155623
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Box Financial Advisors, LLC is a financial advisory firm based in Grapevine, Texas. It controls $86.1 million in assets across 661 customer accounts. Box Financial Advisors, LLC has a small team of three employees, all of whom are financial advisors. Box Financial Advisors, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the company is not able to buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead has to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are exchangable financial assets such as options, stocks and bonds.

Box Financial Advisors, LLC administers most of the company's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which buy and sell decisions for the client's account are made by a portfolio manager without requiring the client's authorization. The firm also has 12 non-discretionary accounts totaling $954,188 in assets under management. The investment advisory firm manages about $130,243 for each client account. 6000000 of its financial planning investments were in securities, with $2,500,001 to $5,000,000 placed in non-securities. The average financial advisor at Box Financial Advisors, LLC oversees about 220 client accounts.

The company's main office is at 1200 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051. The firm is legally allowed to provide services to clients in the state of Texas.

Assets Under Management

$86.1 million

Number of Advisors

3

Disclosures

No

Office Location

1200 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Box Financial Advisors, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$86.1 million

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

3

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

661

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$130.2 thousand

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Box Financial Advisors, LLC offers a variety of services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. In the prior financial year, Box Financial Advisors, LLC provided 101-250 of its accounts with financial planning services. Box Financial Advisors, LLC does not sell products or offer services other than investment advice to its investment advisory clients. It is also affiliated with one or more other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an insurance company or agency.

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 62% 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.

  • Offered by 10% of firms

    Educational Seminars/Workshops

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

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors typically depend on which services the firm provides the client. However, fee types charged by the company likely include any blend of the following fee structures: asset-based, hourly or fixed. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the firm. Box Financial Advisors, LLC is able to withdraw the fees directly from client funds.

Available

  • Offered by 74% 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 35% 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 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.

Unavailable

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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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    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

Box Financial Advisors, LLC caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans and corporations. Out of its 661 customers, Box Financial Advisors, LLC's largest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, though it also manages money for 65 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as someone 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). None of the firm's accounts are from outside of the U.S.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 26.42%
  • Other Individuals - 63.01%
  • Corporations - 10.57%
  • 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

Box Financial Advisors, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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Financial Advisors at Box Financial Advisors, LLC

Logan Bennett
Grapevine, TX
Alan Thornton
Grapevine, TX
Clinton Snead
Grapevine, TX

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The content in this profile was updated on 08/06/2020, using data compiled from the SEC and FINRA.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.