Mark
Foster

Principal Securities, Inc

CRD#2343298
Investment Advisor
in Alamo, CA

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Mark Foster is a financial advisor operating in Alamo, California who has 16 years of industry experience. Foster is currently employed by Principal Securities, Inc. Their career trajectory has included roles at Principal Life Insurance, Princor Financial Services Corporation, Mbfs Inc and Principal Securities Inc. Foster maintains Series 63 and Series 65 licenses, certifying them as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative, and is registered to operate in California and Texas. Principal Securities, Inc is a financial advisory company that has its headquarters in Des Moines, IA. It has offices in 350 locations and a total of 1,430 people on staff. It controls $9 billion in assets between its 46,075 client accounts, placing it among the largest financial advisory firms in the country by assets under management. The firm advises 34 charitable organizations. Of its 46,075 customer accounts, just 3% are associated with high-net-worth investors who have at least $1 million in investable assets. The business provides a wide array of services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. A financial advisor's fee schedules vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. However, fees billed by Principal Securities, Inc can be comprised of asset-based, hourly, fixed and other fees.

Certifications and Registrations

Series 63, Series 65

Years Registered*

16 years

Services Offered

Financial planning services, Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses, Pension consulting services, Selection of other advisers, Educational seminars/workshops

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Hourly Charges, Fixed Fees, Others

Office Location

Alamo, CA

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Principal Securities, Inc Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management

$9,416,854,861

CA Average: $9,259,360,772
Total Number of Employees

1,430

CA Average: 166
Total Number of Accounts

46,075

CA Average: 7,189
Average Account Size

$204,381

CA Average: $1,287,990

Investment Advisory Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers
  • Educational seminars/workshops

Mark Foster Work History

Mark has been registered as a financial advisor for 16 years.*

2016 - Present (8 years)

Principal Securities Inc

1994 - Present (30 years)

Principal Life Insurance

2001 - 2017 (16 years)

Mbfs Inc

1994 - 2016 (22 years)

Princor Financial Services Corporation

*The number of years registered in this profile is calculated by taking the year of an advisor's first active registration and subtracting it from the current year.

Disclosures

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John Pettit
Puyallup, WA
Justin Terrell
Bethesda, MD
Craig Forster
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Conrad Beeler
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