Commonwealth Financial Network

Investment Advisor
in Bowie, MD

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About this Advisor

William Gaines is an advisor who is based in Bowie, Maryland. Currently a registered financial advisor with Commonwealth Financial Network, they have accrued 10 years of work experience in the financial advisory industry. Gaines maintains Series 63 and Series 66 licenses, which qualify them as a securities broker. Gaines is registered to advise customers in Maryland. Their career trajectory has included roles at Gwm, Inc, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, Yellow Fin, Mchale Landscape Design, Immaculata University, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Widmann Financial Services and Commonwealth Financial Network. Commonwealth Financial Network is based out of Bowie, Maryland, and has 1,090 additional locations in the United States. As an advisor firm, Commonwealth Financial Network manages $111 billion in assets throughout 436,517 accounts and employs more than 3,400 people. The level of assets currently under the firm's management makes it one of the biggest investment advisory firms in the country. The firm manages 426,927 accounts on a discretionary basis, meaning the advisor has the authority to make all investment decisions. Currently 4% of the advisor firm's customers are high-net-worth individuals, meaning they have over $1 million in investable assets. Commonwealth Financial Network can offer financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers, publication of newsletters and educational seminars. The firm's fees may include asset-based, hourly, fixed and commission-based fees.

Certifications and Registrations

Series 63, Series 66

Years of Experience

10 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, Publication of periodicals or newsletters, Educational seminars/workshops

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Hourly Charges, Fixed Fees, Commissions



Office Location

4321 Northview Drive
Bowie, MD 20716

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Commonwealth Financial Network Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


MD Average: $16,012,751,954
Total Number of Employees


MD Average: 118
Total Number of Accounts


MD Average: 4,567
Average Account Size


MD Average: $3,506,186

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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
  • Publication of periodicals or newsletters
  • Educational seminars/workshops

William Gaines Work History

William has 10 years of experience.

2019 - Present (1 year)

Widmann Financial Services

2019 - Present (1 year)

Commonwealth Financial Network

2018 - 2019 (1 year)

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

2017 - 2019 (2 years)

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

2017 - 2019 (2 years)

Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC

2014 - 2017 (3 years)

Gwm, Inc

2013 - 2017 (4 years)

Yellow Fin

2011 - 2013 (2 years)

Mchale Landscape Design

2010 - 2014 (4 years)

Immaculata University


William Gaines has no disclosures.

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