WMS Partners

WMS Partners

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Towson City Center 1 Olympic Place, 8th Floor

Towson, MD 21204

410-337-7575

wmsfamilyoffice.com

No. advisers: 50

AUM: $3,442,000,056

Asset Breakdown

Staff
Employees 50
Clients
High-net-worth individuals 76-99%
Financial planning clients N/A
High-net-worth client assets More than 75%
Compensation
Percentage of assets under management Yes
Hourly charges No
Subscription fees No
Fixed fees Yes
Commissions No
Performance-based fees Yes
Total AUM Total Accounts Avg. Account AUM
Discretionary $2,408,286,015 384 $6,271,578
Non-discretionary 1033714041 129 $8,013,287
Total $3,442,000,056 513 $6,709,552

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*Methodology: InvestmentNews qualified 1,906 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of May 1, 2017. To qualify, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after January 1, 2017, (2) total AUM is at least $100M, (3) does not have employees who are registered representatives of a broker-dealer, (4) provided investment advisory services to clients during its most recently completed fiscal year, (5) no more than 50% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies), (6) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pension and profit-sharing plans (but not the plan participants), (7) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to corporations or other businesses, (8) does not receive commissions, (9) provides financial planning services, (10) is not actively engaged in business as a broker-dealer (registered or unregistered), (11) is not actively engaged in business as a registered representative of a broker-dealer, (12) has neither a related person who is a broker-dealer/municipal securities dealer/government securities broker or dealer (registered or unregistered) nor one who is an insurance company or agency.

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