At Valeo, there is one transparent fee based on your net worth. By focusing on net worth, we eliminate many of the conflicts of interest traditional advisors face when “gathering assets.” Our services cover financial planning and investment, and one, single fee covers all that we do for you. In contrast, many advisors sell products that earn them commissions, have fees that vary based on the type of asset they manage, and may vary significantly from client to client, charge separately for financial planning – and the list goes on.

We are also proud to publish our fee schedule for all to see right here on our website. If you are worth what you charge, it should be easy to show what you charge.

  • Net Worth vs. Assets Under Management

    Our industry is dominated by “advisors” who sell products or charge a percentage of investments managed.  If you want objective, comprehensive advice, you have to financially structure your relationship that way.  Paying commissions when products are sold to you is certainly not objective, and paying a percentage of your investments alone is certainly not comprehensive.

    By focusing on your entire net worth, we strive to deliver as much value as possible, wherever it may be, to all clients at all times.

  • Our Fee vs. Their Fee(s)

    If your advisor does not post their fees on their website you have to wonder why.  It is by far the most frequently asked question of an advisor.  One can only assume that if they are not willing to make it easy to see, then it must be high, complicated, inconsistent across their clientele or any number of other explanations that ultimately are not good for you, the client.

    There are other ways to find your advisor’s fees.  First, simply ask your advisor.  If that is unproductive, review your monthly statements (the first month of each quarter is generally when they appear).  Next, review your signed agreements that established your relationship with them.  Finally if you still cannot find them, the SEC requires registered investment advisors to detail their fees in an annual filing.  Visit the SECs Advisor Search website, search for your advisor, click “Get Details” and then “Part 2 Brochures”.

  • Assess Your Team

    Take a moment to assess where your financial life is and its future. Is your financial team – accountant, attorney, insurance, investments, banking and lending- working together for you?  If not, why not?  Valeo takes the lead when it comes to ensuring communication is high among the entire team.  You will find it’s not surprising that positive results come from intelligent people across various disciplines, working together for you.

  • Are There Exceptions?

    Of course. Every client is unique, and sometimes the composition of their net worth requires a conversation and some common sense accommodations.  Business owners of significant net worth are the most common type of client requiring some exceptions to our standard fee schedule.

Fee Schedule
Net Worth
% of Net Worth
First $5,000,000
0.40%
Next $5,000,000
0.20%
Over $10,000,000
0.10%
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