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Himalaya Capital is a financial advisory firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company handles $14.2 billion in assets under management over two client accounts, making it one of the biggest financial advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). Himalaya Capital has a small group, including 16 financial advisors. Himalaya Capital is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as tradable financial investments like equities, options and bonds.
Himalaya Capital oversees all of the firm's client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which an investment advisor makes buy and sell judgments for the client's account without requiring client approval. The advisory firm supervises an average of $7.1 billion for each customer account. An average financial advisor at Himalaya Capital manages fewer than one client account, placing it among the most individualized financial advisor firms in the country.
The company's main office is located at 1301 2Nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101. The firm is registered to provide services to clients in the state of Washington.
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Himalaya Capital by the Numbers
Fees for financial advisory services depend on the financial services provided. Fees billed by the company can be comprised of any blend of the following fee types: performance-based or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by the company.
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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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Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
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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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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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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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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 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.
Types of Clients
The company caters to pooled investment vehicles. Out of its two clients, Himalaya Capital's biggest client type is pooled investment vehicles. Around 50% of its clients are from outside of the U.S.
- 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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