United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner

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Investment Advisor Firm

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  • By the Numbers
  • Products and Services
  • Fee Structure
  • Types of Clients
  • Disclosures
  • State Registrations
  • Office Locations
  • Firm Advisors
  • Overview

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner operates as a financial advisory firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. It controls $6.1 billion in assets under management across 50,361 customer accounts, placing it among the biggest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has a large team, including 485 financial advisors. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are tradable fiscal assets such as options, stocks and bonds.

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner oversees some of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that a portfolio manager makes buy and sell choices for the client's account without needing to seek the customer's permission. The firm also administers 48,220 non-discretionary accounts totaling $5.7 billion in AUM. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner's average account size is $120,841. The typical advisor at United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner administers around 104 client accounts.

    The company's headquarters is located at 7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Suite 120, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner is legally permitted to provide services to clients across 51 U.S. states and territories.

    Assets Under Management

    $6.1 billion

    Number of Advisors

    485

    Disclosures

    No

    Office Location

    7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Suite 120
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner by the Numbers

    Total Assets Under Management

    $6.1 billion

    National Average: $8.6 billion
    Total Number of Employees

    567

    National Average: 64
    Total Number of Accounts

    50,361

    National Average: 375,227
    Average Account Size

    $120.8 thousand

    National Average: $23.0 thousand
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    Products and Services

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner offers a number of financial services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, pension consulting services and selection of other advisers. In the prior financial year, the company provided financial planning services to 51-100 of its accounts. The company does sell products or offer services apart from investment advice to its clients. United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with an insurance company or agency.

    Core Advisor Services

    • Offered by 31% 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 46% 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 20% 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

    Financial advisory fees largely depend on which service is offered. However, fee types billed by the company likely include some combination of the following fee types: asset-based, hourly, fixed or commission-based. The company does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

    Available

    • Offered by 69% 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 21% 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 1% of firms

      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.

    • Offered by 32% 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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      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

    The company does business with a broad range of clients. The firm caters to retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 50,361 clients, United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner's biggest client type is retail investors, though it also caters to 3,032 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor who has at least $750,000 in AUM 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 its accounts are from outside of the U.S.

    • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 10.34%
    • Other Individuals - 88.66%
    • Corporations - 0.72%
    • Charitable Organizations - 0.28%

    * 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

    United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner does not have any disclosures.

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    Financial Advisors at United Planners' Financial Services Of America A Limited Partner

    Fabiola Hill
    Cypress, CA
    Stephanie Duhrkopf
    Sumner, IA
    Philipp Ballmaier
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Brandon Rogers
    Salisbury, NC
    Brittney Deese
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Tyler Pellerito
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Daniel Sullivan
    Matthews, NC
    Mark Giraud
    Cypress, CA
    Carlee Reed
    Scottsdale, AZ

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