March 1st, 2022
Blankinship & Foster, registered in 1989, serves 4 state(s) with a licensed staff of 7 advisors. Blankinship & Foster manages $722.2 million and provides investment advisory services for 294 clients (1:42 advisor/client ratio).
|Average Client Balance||$2,456,552|
|Total AUM||$722.2 million|
|Fee Range||AUM fees range from 0.5%-1.0% depending on the account balance. Please contact us for more details.|
|Advisor / Client Ratio||1:42|
|Languages Offered||English, Mandarin|
|Specialities||Retirees, Women Professionals, Recently Divorced, Single Parents|
|Headquarters||Solana Beach, CA|
|SEC Filings||View SEC IAPD CRD #104795|
Blankinship & Foster is an independent, Fee-Only wealth management firm in San Diego. We are fiduciaries, committed to act in our clients’ best interest. Our thoughtful and experienced team of advisors help you make smart decisions across a broad spectrum of matters. We’ve been helping clients successfully transition into retirement and navigate life events for over 30 years.
After checking the disciplinary records of Blankinship & Foster, our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.
After checking the regulatory records of Blankinship & Foster, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.
12b-1 fees increase the total annual cost of owning a mutual fund with no guarantee of higher returns. Some firms receive these fees as payments, which creates an incentive to promote them.
Blankinship & Foster 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.
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 Blankinship & Foster:
|Activity Restriction – SRO||No|
|Attorney/Accountant Authorization Revocation – SRO||No|
|Business License Revocation – SRO||No|
|Business License Revocation - SEC/CFTC||No|
|Business License Revocation - Other Regulatory Agencies||No|
|Dismissal upon Settlement – Court||No|
|Investment-Related Prohibition - Court||No|
|False Statements or Omissions – SRO||No|
|False Statements or Omissions - Other Regulatory Agencies||No|
|False Statements or Omissions - SEC/CFTC||No|
|Monetary Penalty - SEC/CFTC||No|
|Order Entered - SEC/CFTC||No|
|Order Entered - Other Regulatory Agencies||No|
|Regulation Violations - SEC/CFTC||No|
|Regulation Violations - Other Regulatory Agencies||No|
|Regulation Violations – SRO||No|
Unfortunately, there is no single, uniform pricing standard for working with a financial advisor. Catchphrases, including "fee-only," can be helpful; however, Americans often get confused with competitors promoting "fee-based" in response.
Ultimately, to understand the underlying costs of advisory services, we always recommend asking for an itemized fees breakdown and reading the firm's ADV Part 2 Brochure (Item 5, "Fees and Compensation").
|Insurance Agent Conflict - Affiliation||No|
|Insurance Agent Conflict - Firm||No|
|Private Investment Management||No|
|Trades Recommended Securities||Yes|
As a financial advisory firm, Blankinship & Foster can provide a variety of financial planning services for Americans. Financial advisors help you achieve your life goals, e.g., saving for retirement, by creating a comprehensive financial plan and managing your investment portfolio (e.g., stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, bonds).
Financial planning services can include tax planning, estate planning, retirement planning, or life-based event planning such as saving for college, getting married, purchasing a home, paying down debt, or planning an inheritance.
Blankinship & Foster is headquartered in Solana Beach, CA and currently serves in 4 states: California, Colorado, Louisiana, Oregon.
While Blankinship & Foster advises clients across a variety of portfolio sizes, the average client balance is currently $2,456,552. In total, Blankinship & Foster manages $722,226,368 in assets.
Neither the SEC nor FINRA tracks portfolio performance metrics for the financial planning industry. As a result, unlike hedge funds, there is no historical performance for any financial advisory firm. Financial plans and investment portfolios are always unique to the client's personal financial situation.
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