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One of LPL Financial's wrap accounts are called Strategic Asset Management (SAM) accounts, and it is the primary account structure type we use for our clients. Our reason for selecting this platform is simple; it allows us to hold a wide range of investment products in one account. We carefully screen each product to come up with a product mix and asset allocations that fits the goals and risk tolerance of each of our clients.
We charge an advisory fee per year that is based on the amount of assets we are managing for the client. The all-inclusive fee encompasses asset management, client meetings, custody of the funds, financial plans and reporting.
Many times we chose a fee based platform because we find it to be the best option for our clients. Although, sometimes the best option is not a fee based account. But for clients where some movement is needed, a wrap account may be one of the best options, so our clients don’t need to second guess our intentions, since we will be making movements in the best interest of our clients, and not to generate commissions.