City Center Advisors Review


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City Center Advisors, registered in 2015, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 8 state(s) with a licensed staff of 12 advisors. City Center Advisors manages $45.9 million and provides investment advisory services for 341 clients (1:29 advisor/client ratio).

Disciplinary Questions

After checking the disciplinary records of City Center Advisors, our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.

Conflict Questions

After checking the regulatory records of City Center Advisors, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.

announcement Do you accept soft-dollar benefits? How did these benefits affect your firm’s selection of a broker-dealer partner?

Why ask? This firm receives soft-dollar benefits that could incentivize them to push trades through broker-dealers that provide advantages to the firm instead of through broker-dealers that could provide the best trade execution for their clients.

announcement Which securities do you trade for yourself that you will also be recommending to me?

Why ask? This firm 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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Firm Information

As a financial advisory firm, also known as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), City Center Advisors can provide a variety of financial planning services for Americans. The goal of a financial advisor is to review your personal finances and work with you to achieve your life goals, e.g., saving for retirement, by creating a comprehensive financial plan. Financial advisors focus primarily on money management, including investments like stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds.

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.

Summary Firm
Overall Rating
Minimum Investment $25,000
Average Client Balance $134,565
Total AUM $45.9 million
Fee Range We offer fee for planning, at $250 per hour. For clients who would like that fee waived, investment management fees may cover planning costs. Fees range from 0.50% to 1.2% dependent upon investment strategies implemented.
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:29
Languages Offered English
Specialities Retirement Planning, Retirees, Tax Planning, Investment Planning and Management
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Phone Number 888-267-1321
Headquarters East Lansing, MI
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SEC Filings View SEC IAPD CRD #203513

Investment Philosophy

City Center Advisors is a Retirement Planning Firm. Our clientele and specialization are in the realm of retirement planning and the specific needs that retirees have. Our proprietary planning process, proprietary software solution (Retirement DefenderTM), and focus on retirement research gives our client’s the retirement-ready portfolios that help them retire with confidence.

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 City Center Advisors:


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").

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