SWM Advisors is an SEC registered investment advisory firm serving the investment management needs of retirement plans, high net-worth investors and foundations.
At the core of our company is the firm belief that costs must be kept low and that proper diversification, transparency, and risk-appropriate portfolios are essential for any successful investment management program. We employ a proven investment strategy that was developed by economic and finance Nobel Laureates – one that we believe gives our clients a high probability of success. We don’t pick stocks and we don’t try to time the market. We are investors, not gamblers.
As it is with most things, experience means a great deal. This is certainly true in today’s global investment management business. Having successfully worked with retirement plans, HNW individuals, foundations, governments and some of the world’s largest corporations, sovereign wealth funds and foreign central banks, our leadership team has significant global experience.
Every year, investors pay billions of dollars in excessive fees to financial advisors/brokers – and they don’t realize that much of the time the advice they receive is conflicted. As a fiduciary, we have the legal obligation to always put clients’ best interests at the forefront of every decision we make – we seek to avoid all conflicts of interests.
Brokers and financial advisors at the brokerage firms, however, are held to a much lower standard when it comes to their client’s interests – one of only suitability. As long as the securities they sell are “suitable,” commissioned brokers and advisors have met their regulatory obligation.
We don’t think “suitable” is good enough. We feel investors deserve better than just suitable advice.
Our mission is to bring full-transparency, lower fees, and world class investment management to our clients. As a fiduciary, we embrace the fact that we sit on the same side of the table as the client – where the best interests of our clients always come ahead of ours.
“When it comes to financial advice, conflicts of interest can lead to bad advice and hidden fees that all too often keep us from getting the investment advice that is in our best interest. The cohesive power of fine print, hidden fees and conflicted advice can eat away like a chronic illness at people’s hard earned retirement savings. This isn’t right and we have an obligation to fix it.”
– Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Feb 23, 2015