Birch Investment Management Review


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Birch Investment Management, registered in 2011, serves 1 state(s) with a licensed staff of 1 advisors. Birch Investment Management manages $17.4 million and provides investment advisory services for 58 clients (1:58 advisor/client ratio).

Firm Information

Summary Firm
Overall Rating
Minimum Investment $500,000
Average Client Balance $299,269
Total AUM $17.4 million
Fee Range AUM fee is 1% annually on the first $1 million, 0.5% on the next $2 million, and 0.25% on assets over $3 million. Please review our ADV for the most current fee schedule.
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:58
Languages Offered English
Specialities Investment Planning and Management, Retirement Planning, Gen X, and Baby Boomers
Clientele Serves clients virtually across the United States.
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Phone Number 605-250-3644
Headquarters Brookings, SD
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SEC Filings View SEC IAPD CRD #158735

Investment Philosophy

We strive to build portfolios and ongoing investment plans that meet the goals of our clients. We don't try to time the market and instead focus on long-term planning and strategy. We choose investments that help meet the needs of the overall client financial plan. Our areas of focus include global diversification, asset location, minimizing costs, and tax efficiency.

Disciplinary Questions

After checking the disciplinary records of Birch Investment Management, our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.

Conflict Questions

After checking the regulatory records of Birch Investment Management, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.

Which securities does Birch Investment Management trade for itself that it will also be recommending to me?

Birch Investment Management has marked in their disclosures that they trade recommended securities. While this often can be seen as "eating your own cooking," there are several inherent conflicts that can arise. For example, front running is when a financial professional buys or sell securities ahead of their client. In short, any financial professional should disclose all positions they hold (or have sold short) that they will also be recommending to you.

Our system found no other conflict questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.

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Disciplinary History

An important aspect of the Trust Algorithm is processing the SEC Form ADV Part 1 filing of each Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). “Item 11 Disclosure Information” contains a list of valuable disclosures that are relevant for Americans.

As identified in SEC Form ADV Part 1, Item 11 “Disclosure Information”, the Trust Algorithm identified the following disciplinary disclosures for Birch Investment Management:


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