Finding a Top Financial Advisor Firm in Aliso Viejo, California
If you’re having trouble finding a suitable financial advisor, our ranking of the top financial advisor firms in the Aliso Viejo, California area can help you narrow down your search. The ranking compares each firm’s investment strategies, advisory services, assets under management (AUM) and more. You can also use SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching tool to connect with up to three advisors in your area.
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|Rank||Financial Advisor||Assets Managed||Minimum Assets||Financial Services||More Information|
|1||Anchor Capital Management Group, Inc. Find an Advisor||$431,576,869||No set account minimum|| || |
Minimum AssetsNo set account minimum
|2||Noble Wealth Management, Inc. Find an Advisor||$222,618,834||$250,000|| || |
What We Use in Our Methodology
To find the top financial advisors in Aliso Viejo, we first identified all firms registered with the SEC in the city. Next, we filtered out firms that don't offer financial planning services, those that don't serve primarily individual clients and those that have disclosures on their record. The qualifying firms were then ranked according to the following criteria:
- AUMFirms with more total assets under management are ranked higher.
- Individual Client CountFirms who serve more individual clients (as opposed to institutional clients) are ranked higher.
- Clients Per AdvisorFirms with a lower ratio of clients per financial advisor are ranked higher.
- Age of FirmFirms that have been in business longer are ranked higher.
All information is accurate as of the writing of this article. This list may include firms that have a business relationship with SmartAsset, in which SmartAsset is compensated for lead referrals. Such relationships have no impact on our rankings, and firms are included and ranked based strictly on the above criteria.
Anchor Capital Management Group
Anchor Capital doesn’t have a minimum account size requirement. Its advisory fees include asset-based fees and flat fees.
Anchor Capital Management Group Background
Owned by Eric Leake and Garret Waters, Anchor Capital Management Group was founded in 1996. Leake is the firm’s president and chief investment officer (CIO) and Waters is the firm’s chief executive officer (CEO).
As for advisory services, Anchor Capital mainly specializes in portfolio management and financial planning.
Anchor Capital Management Group Investment Strategy
Anchor Capital Management Group says on its firm brochure that it specializes in offering absolute-return and alternative investment strategies for individually managed accounts using pooled investment vehicles. The firm says it believes that non-traditional investment strategies are very important, and it utilizes proprietary quantitative, technical risk management models to allocate client assets across mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Anchor Capital generally uses mutual funds, money market funds, exchange-traded notes (ETNs), ETFs, registered investment companies, private placement limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
Noble Wealth Management
Our final advisor is fee-based firm Noble Wealth Management, Inc. The firm serves individuals with and without a high net worth. Prospective clients should consider that the firm’s fee-based fee structure may create conflicts of interest if advisors favor commissioned products over more suitable, non-commissioned products. However, Noble Wealth upholds a fiduciary responsibility to act in clients' best interests at all times.
The firm’s advisors offer a range of industry credentials, including the certified financial planner (CFP), certified public accountant (CPA) designations. For advisory services, Noble Wealth charges asset-based fees, hourly charges, fixed fees and commissions.
Noble Wealth Management Background
This Aliso Viejo-based registered investment advisor (RIA) began providing investment advisory services in 2014. Noble Wealth Management’s principal owner is Alan J. Schryer. Anthony J. DiLIberto is its chief compliance officer (CCO).
Noble Wealth’s advisory services include portfolio management, financial planning, pension consulting, selection of other advisors, investment consulting and portfolio review services.
Noble Wealth Management Investment Strategy
When offering investment recommendations, Noble Wealth Management utilizes fundamental analysis, technical analysis and cyclical analysis. After developing a strategy for a client’s portfolio the firm says it allocates assets among various individual debt and/or equity securities and/or mutual funds.
Noble Wealth’s Form ADV shows that it made most of its investments in exchange-traded equity securities and registered investment companies.