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Hancock Whitney Investment Services Review

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Hancock Whitney Investment Services, registered in 2007, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 50 state(s) with a licensed staff of 74 advisors. Hancock Whitney Investment Services manages $556.5 million and provides investment advisory services for 2,054 clients (1:28 advisor/client ratio).



Disciplinary Questions


After checking the disciplinary records of Hancock Whitney Investment Services, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.

announcement Your firm or an advisory affiliate has previously been found guilty of violating a regulation or statute by a domestic or foreign court, the SEC, CFTC, or another regulatory body or commodities exchange. What happened? When? How many times did it occur? Will anyone that was involved be involved with my accounts in any capacity?


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


Conflict Questions


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

announcement Is your firm also a Broker-Dealer or are they affiliated with one? What conflicts arise from this relationship? How do you mitigate them?

Why ask? Currently this firm is also a Broker-Dealer or is affiliated with one. When firms are dual-registered as broker-dealers, they may be subject to compensation-related conflicts of interest, including revenue sharing from mutual funds, cross-selling of commissioned insurance products, and the sale of proprietary investment products. All of these conflicts can negatively impact clients via hidden fees and overall higher costs.

announcement Do you offer mutual funds that have 12b-1 fees?

Why ask? 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.

announcement How do you approach insurance sales? What conflicts do I need to be made aware of?

Why ask? Currently this firm actively practices as insurance brokers or agents, or they are affiliated with an insurance company or agency. This arrangement creates a conflict where the firm and its representatives may be motivated to insure clients with products, including annuities and life insurance, that generate high sales commissions when lower-cost alternatives may exist.

announcement It appears you recommend securities that you or your affiliates underwrite or in which you serve as general or managing partner? Will any of my assets be invested in those products?

Why ask? This firm recommends securities that they may have recently taken public or otherwise have controlling interest over. This relationship could introduce bias where a firm and its advisors may push those products over others that may have a more favorable performance with which they are not affiliated.

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.

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), Hancock Whitney Investment Services 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
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Average Client Balance $270,922
Total AUM $556.5 million
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Advisor / Client Ratio 1:28
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Phone Number 504-586-7290
Headquarters New Orleans, LA
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SEC Filings View SEC IAPD CRD #40637





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 Hancock Whitney Investment Services:




Cost


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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