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Pinkerton Retirement Specialists Review

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Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, registered in 2010, serves 13 state(s) with a licensed staff of 8 advisors. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists manages $763.6 million and provides investment advisory services for 754 clients (1:95 advisor/client ratio).



Firm Information


Summary Firm
Overall Rating
Minimum Investment $500,000
Average Client Balance $1,012,773
Total AUM $763.6 million
Fee Range AUM fees range from 0.5% to 2.19% depending on account balance.
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:95
Languages Offered English
Specialities Retirees, Investment Planning and Management, Baby Boomers, and Business Owners
Clientele Accredited Investors primarily in United States
Website Visit Site
Phone Number 208-667-8998
Headquarters Coeur d'Alene, ID
Locations See locations
SEC Filings View SEC IAPD CRD #120973

Investment Philosophy


With 34 years in business, our mission is: to empower you, your family, and your business to achieve your financial and life goals by serving as your most trusted advisor and providing a level of service beyond anything you have ever experienced. Our comprehensive wealth management and retirement planning services are built on trust, transparency, lower costs, and independent, unbiased advice.



Disciplinary Questions


After checking the disciplinary records of Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, our system found no disciplinary questions to ask. Checks take place monthly.



Conflict Questions


After checking the regulatory records of Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, our system has identified the following question(s) to ask. Learn more.


Does Pinkerton Retirement Specialists offer mutual funds that have 12b-1 fees?


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.


Which securities does Pinkerton Retirement Specialists trade for itself that it will also be recommending to me?


Pinkerton Retirement Specialists 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 Pinkerton Retirement Specialists:




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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