Royal Alliance Associates, Inc

Investment Advisor
in Santa Barbara, CA

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About this Advisor

Steven Symer is a certified financial planner who works in Santa Barbara, California, with 11 years of experience as a financial advisor. Symer currently works for Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. During their career, the advisor has held roles at Grant Thornton Llp, Norman D Kovanda, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc and Balanced Wealth Planning, Inc. Symer has a Series 66 license, designating them as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative, and is registered to work in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, Texas and Washington. Royal Alliance Associates, Inc is an advisory company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. The firm has offices in 905 locations and a total of 3,849 employees. It handles $28 billion in assets across its 112,286 client accounts, making it one of the largest firms in the nation by assets under management. The firm serves 134 charities and foundations. Of its 112,286 customer accounts, 18% are associated with high-net-worth individuals who have more than $1 million in investable assets. The company performs a wide set of services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. Fees for financial advice usually are based on the type of financial services. However, fee types charged by Royal Alliance Associates, Inc can include some blend of asset-based, hourly, fixed and other fees.

Certifications and Registrations


Years of Experience

11 years

Services Offered

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

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Hourly Charges, Fixed Fees, Others



Office Location

55 S. La Cumbre Rd - #12
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Royal Alliance Associates, Inc Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


CA Average: $10,121,009,343
Total Number of Employees


CA Average: 92
Total Number of Accounts


CA Average: 6,978
Average Account Size


CA Average: $1,450,417

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Investment Advisory Services

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

Steven Symer Work History

Steven has 11 years of experience.

2020 - Present (2 years)

Balanced Wealth Planning, Inc

2014 - Present (8 years)

Royal Alliance Associates, Inc

2013 - 2019 (6 years)

Norman D Kovanda

2011 - 2013 (2 years)

Grant Thornton Llp


Steven Symer has no disclosures.

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