Investment Advisor
in Austin, TX

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Steven Kao is a financial advisor based in Austin, Texas, with a total of 10 years of work experience. Kao works at Spc. Kao has gained experience at East West Bank, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Ching Tien Realty, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A and Wts Proprietary Trading Group, LLC. Kao maintains a Series 66 license, qualifying them as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative, and is approved to advise clients in California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Spc is an advisory company that has its headquarters in Austin, Texas. The firm has offices in 453 locations and a total of 628 employees. It oversees $7 billion in assets under management among its 36,841 customer accounts, placing it among the biggest firms in the nation by assets under management. The firm advises 22 charities and foundations. Of its 36,841 client accounts, just 6% are associated with high-net-worth clients who have more than $1 million in assets. The company provides a wide set of services, such as financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers, educational seminars and other services. A financial advisor's fee schedules depend on the financial services offered. Fees billed by Spc can include asset-based, hourly, fixed and other fees.

Certifications and Registrations

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, Other

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Hourly Charges, Fixed Fees, Others



Office Location

8834 North Capital Of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78759

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Spc Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


TX Average: $943,424,332
Total Number of Employees


TX Average: 21
Total Number of Accounts


TX Average: 1,586
Average Account Size


TX Average: $594,845

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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
  • Other

Steven Kao Work History

Steven has 10 years of experience.

2019 - Present (3 years)

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

2019 - Present (3 years)

Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A

2018 - 2019 (1 year)

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

2013 - 2014 (1 year)

Wts Proprietary Trading Group, LLC

2012 - 2013 (1 year)

East West Bank

2012 - 2018 (6 years)

Ching Tien Realty


Steven Kao has no disclosures.

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