Waddell & Reed

Investment Advisor
in West Des Moines, IA

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About this Advisor

Richard Davis is a certified financial planner in West Des Moines, Iowa. Currently a registered investment advisor at Waddell & Reed, Davis has a notable 23 years of professional experience in the financial advisory industry. Davis has Series 63 and Series 65 licenses, certifying them as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative. Davis can act as an advisor based out of California, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado and Iowa. Davis has gained experience at Waddell & Reed, Inc, Various Insurance Carriers For W & R Insurance Agencies, Lgbt Community Center and Iowa Coursing Association. Waddell & Reed is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, and operates out of 357 additional brick-and-mortar locations across the United States. In aggregate, Waddell & Reed oversees $22 billion in assets dispersed across 153,672 client accounts and employs more than 2,000 people. The level of assets currently under the firm's management makes it one of the biggest firms in the country. The firm manages 4,082 accounts on a discretionary basis, meaning the advisor makes all of the buying and selling decisions on the client's behalf. Currently 1% of the advisory firm's customers are high-net-worth individuals, meaning they have over $1 million in assets. Waddell & Reed can provide financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. The firm may charge clients asset-based, fixed and other fees.

Certifications and Registrations

Series 63, Series 65, Certified Financial Planner

Years of Experience

23 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, Fixed Fees



Office Location

4201 Westown Parkway Suite 330
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Waddell & Reed Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


IA Average: $2,243,162,756
Total Number of Employees


IA Average: 44
Total Number of Accounts


IA Average: 4,091
Average Account Size


IA Average: $548,316

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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

Richard Davis Work History

Richard has 23 years of experience.

1995 - Present (25 years)

Waddell & Reed, Inc

1995 - Present (25 years)

Various Insurance Carriers For W & R Insurance Agencies

2017 - 2017 (< 1 year)

Iowa Coursing Association

2008 - 2010 (2 years)

Lgbt Community Center


Richard Davis has disclosures.

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