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Michael Brady & Co. Review

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Michael Brady & Co., registered in 2004, serves 2 state(s) with a licensed staff of 2 advisors. Michael Brady & Co. manages $130.8 million and provides investment advisory services for 227 clients (1:114 advisor/client ratio).



Firm Information


Summary Firm
Overall Rating
Minimum Investment $250,000
Average Client Balance $576,199
Total AUM $130.8 million
Fee Range We are Fee-Only. AUM fees range from 0.5% to 1.0% on account balances and cover both investment management and financial planning services. Please contact us for more details.
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:114
Languages Offered English
Specialities Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Investment Planning and Management, Retirees
Website Visit Site
Phone Number 440-235-2100
Headquarters Westlake, OH
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Twitter michaelbradyco
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SEC Filings View SEC IAPD CRD #130093

Investment Philosophy


A globally diversified mix of stocks, bonds, and cash allocated to meet each investor's objectives and provide both growth and a lifetime income to keep pace in a rising cost world while minimizing costs and taxes.



Disciplinary Questions


After checking the disciplinary records of Michael Brady & Co., our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.



Conflict Questions


After checking the regulatory records of Michael Brady & Co., our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.


Does Michael Brady & Co. accept soft-dollar benefits? How do these benefits affect the firm’s selection of a broker-dealer partner?


Michael Brady & Co. 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.


Which securities does Michael Brady & Co. trade for itself that it will also be recommending to me?


Michael Brady & Co. 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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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 Michael Brady & Co.:




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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