Mainstay Capital Management Review

Trust Score 98%
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Mainstay Capital Management, federally registered in 2000, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 51 state(s) with a licensed staff of 15 advisors. Mainstay Capital Management manages $2.5 billion and provides investment advisory services for 3,613 clients (1:241 advisor/client ratio).

Mainstay Capital Management requires a $200,000 minimum investment and charges a blended rate 1.30% and below (negotiable) for ongoing portfolio management services, depending on the size of the portfolio.


  • Firm uses a transparent fee-only model
  • Firm uses a trusted custodian
  • Firm has $1B or more in assets under management


  • There is only one licensed advisor for every 241 clients (industry average 1:50)
  • Firm may receive 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 execution for their clients

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Managed Investing

Feature Value
Estimated Fees (Annual) $0 on $100,000 portfolio
Annual Management Fee Notes None
Minimum Investment $200,000
Minimum Annual Fee $780
Average Account AUM $684,968
Hybrid Advisor No
Disciplinary History No
Total AUM $2.5 billion
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:241
Headquarters Grand Blanc, MI
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Annual Fee Ranges Percent
$0 to $200,000 1.30%
$200,001 to $500,000 1.00%
$500,001 to $1,000,000 0.70%
$1,000,001 to $5,000,000 0.50%
$5,000,001 to $20,000,000 0.40%
$20,000,001+ Negotiable

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