Waddell & Reed

Investment Advisor
in Houston, TX

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Samuel Valerio is an investment advisor whose office is in Houston, Texas. Currently an investment advisor with Waddell & Reed, they have gathered 10 years of professional experience as a financial advisor. Valerio has Series 63 and Series 66 licenses, designating them as a securities broker. Valerio can advise clients in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. Valerio has gained experience at Jp Morgan Chase Bank Na, Chase Investment Services Corp, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc, Waddell & Reed, Inc, Various Insurance Carriers For W&R Insurance Agencies, Wes Barnett, Css455, LLC, Ameriprise and Jp Morgan Chase. Waddell & Reed is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has 357 additional offices in the country. Overall, Waddell & Reed oversees $27 billion in assets throughout 180,314 client accounts and retains more than 1,700 people. The firm's total assets under management makes it one of the biggest investment advisory firms in the United States. The firm manages 15,672 accounts on a discretionary basis, in which the advisor makes all of the buying and selling decisions on the client's behalf. Currently 1% of the firm's investors are high-net-worth individuals, meaning they have over $1 million in capital. Waddell & Reed can provide 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. The firm may charge clients asset-based and fixed 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, Educational seminars/workshops

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Fixed Fees



Office Location

16365 Park Ten Pl Suite 190
Houston, TX 77084

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Waddell & Reed Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


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


TX Average: 44
Total Number of Accounts


TX Average: 4,091
Average Account Size


TX 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

Samuel Valerio Work History

Samuel has 10 years of experience.

2020 - Present (2 years)

Waddell & Reed, Inc

2020 - Present (2 years)

Various Insurance Carriers For W&R Insurance Agencies

2020 - Present (2 years)

Wes Barnett

2020 - Present (2 years)

Css455, LLC

2019 - 2019 (< 1 year)

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc

2019 - 2019 (< 1 year)


2012 - 2019 (7 years)

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

2010 - 2019 (9 years)

Jp Morgan Chase Bank Na

2010 - 2012 (2 years)

Chase Investment Services Corp

2010 - 2019 (9 years)

Jp Morgan Chase


Samuel Valerio has disclosures.

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Alisonn Best
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Brittany Munn
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