September 16th, 2022
Certified Advisory Corp, registered in 2002, serves 24 state(s) with a licensed staff of 20 advisors. Certified Advisory Corp manages $2.2 billion and provides investment advisory services for 2,179 clients (1:109 advisor/client ratio).
|Average Client Balance||$999,929|
|Total AUM||$2.2 billion|
|Fee Range||Ranges from 0.2% to 1.5% Please contact firm for details.|
|Advisor / Client Ratio||1:109|
|Languages Offered||English, Spanish|
|Headquarters||Altamonte Springs, FL|
|SEC Filings||View SEC IAPD CRD #120990|
We build portfolios to align with an individual's need for income, both now and in the future, using a combination of no-load mutual funds and ETFs. All investments are screened on 11 distinct data points through a methodology developed by the Centre for Fiduciary Studies in conjunction with the University of Pittsburg Katz Graduate School of Business.
After checking the disciplinary records of Certified Advisory Corp, our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.
After checking the regulatory records of Certified Advisory Corp, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.
Certified Advisory Corp 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 Certified Advisory Corp:
|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. To learn more, explore our series of articles about what financial advisors do and what it may cost to work with one, as well as what their titles mean and how to make a smart choice.
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, Certified Advisory Corp 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. For further detail, see our articles on different types of advisors and financial advisor services.
Certified Advisory Corp is headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL and currently serves in 24 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington.
While Certified Advisory Corp advises clients across a variety of portfolio sizes, the average client balance is currently $999,929. In total, Certified Advisory Corp manages $2,178,847,169 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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