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Finding a Top Financial Advisor Firm in Brentwood, Tennessee

Choosing a financial advisor is like buying a used car. When looking under the hood, would you even know a problematic engine if you saw one? To help you screen for basic issues, such as clean records, fiduciary duty and location, we pulled together this list of the top financial advisor firms in Brentwood, Tennessee. For easy comparing and contrasting, we then put together key information such as fee basis and investment strategy. Only seven firms met our criteria. Start your search with this list. Then use SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching tool to connect with local advisors.

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1 Virtue Capital Management, LLC Virtue Capital Management, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$700,319,737 $1,000
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors (including private fund managers)
  • Publication of periodicals or newslettters
  • Educational seminars/workshops

Minimum Assets

$1,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors (including private fund managers)
  • Publication of periodicals or newslettters
  • Educational seminars/workshops
2 TBH Global Asset Management, LLC TBH Global Asset Management, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$780,943,247 No set account minimum
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Pension consulting services

 

Minimum Assets

No set account minimum

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Pension consulting services

 

3 Seven Springs Wealth Group, LLC Seven Springs Wealth Group, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$528,661,219 No set account minimum
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)

Minimum Assets

No set account minimum

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)
4 Provident Wealth Management, LLC Find an Advisor

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$412,998,524 No set account minimum
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management

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No set account minimum

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
5 Caldwell Advisors, LLC Caldwell Advisors, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$276,184,296 $750,000
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)

Minimum Assets

$750,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)
6 Laffer Tengler Investments, Inc. Laffer Tengler Investments, Inc. logo Find an Advisor

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$387,486,380 Varies based on account type
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors
  • Models

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Varies based on account type

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  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors
  • Models
7 Tranquility Partners, LLC Tranquility Partners, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$313,013,210 $1,000
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management

Minimum Assets

$1,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
8 Prudent Street Financial Advisors, LLC Prudent Street Financial Advisors, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$308,032,258 $500,000
  • Financial planning 
  • Portfolio management 
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)

Minimum Assets

$500,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning 
  • Portfolio management 
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)
9 Luken Investment Analytics, LLC Luken Investment Analytics, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$163,570,368 No set account minimum
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Publication of periodicals or newsletters

Minimum Assets

No set account minimum

Financial Services

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio management
  • Publication of periodicals or newsletters

What We Use in Our Methodology

To find the top financial advisors in Brentwood, 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:

  • AUM
    Firms with more total assets under management are ranked higher.
  • Individual Client Count
    Firms who serve more individual clients (as opposed to institutional clients) are ranked higher.
  • Clients Per Advisor
    Firms with a lower ratio of clients per financial advisor are ranked higher.
  • Age of Firm
    Firms that have been in business longer are ranked higher.
  • Fee Structure
    Firms with a fee-only (as opposed to fee-based) compensation structure 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.

Virtue Capital Management

Virtue Capital Management manages its assets on a discretionary basis. Its team of advisors, most of whom are also insurance agents, are spread across the country, including in other offices in Tennessee: Antioch, Bartlett, Cookeville, Dickson, Germantown, Hermitage, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Soddy Daisy.

Virtue Capital’s minimum to open an investment account is $1,000. It follows then that all of its individual clients are non high net worth. It also works with banks, thrift institutions, retirement plans, trusts, estates, charitable organizations and other investment advisors. 

Virtue Capital Management Background

Virtue Capital became registered as an investment advisor with the SEC in 2014. It’s owned by Financial Holdings, LLC, which, in turn, is owned by Jeremy Rettich and Matthew Rettich. Jeremy Rettich serves as president while James Webb, who has a small stake, is vice president.

The firm offers discretionary investment management services, including through a wrap fee program it manages and sponsors. It also provides financial planning and consulting and a course that covers finances in retirement.

Virtue Capital Management Investing Strategy

In formulating recommendations, Virtue Capital may use quantitative analysis, computer-based risk/return analysis, technical analysis and statistical and/or computer models utilizing long-term economic criteria. It may recommend a sub-advisor or a model portfolios managed by other advisors. The vast array of options are from a number of notable investment firms. The firm may also recommend mutual funds or non-traded real estate investment trusts.

TBH Global Asset Management

At the top of our list is TBH Global Asset Management. The firm splits its advisors into several teams: the Merrell Group, Davis/Reynolds Team, the Anderson Group and TBH Sports. In addition to its headquarters in Brentwood, there’s a branch office in Franklin.

The practice does not have a minimum investment requirement. So not surprisingly, the great majority of individual clients do not have a high net worth. TBH Global also serves trusts, estates, corporations, other business entities and pension and profit-sharing plans.

As a fee-based firm, certain advisors here can receive commissions from the sale of insurance products. Despite this, the firm is bound by fiduciary duty to act in clients' best interests at all times.

TBH Global Asset Management Background

David Merrell founded TBH Global in 2007. The initials stand for Tortoise Beats Hare - shorthand for his belief that investing takes patience, and as the old fable’s last sentence goes, “Plodding wins the race.” Before starting TBH Global, Merrell was part of a group that managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Today, he serves as CEO and is the sole owner.

TBH Global offers customized investment advisory services on either a discretionary or non-discretionary basis. For accredited investors, it may also provide access to alternative investments such as limited partnerships, private equity funds and real estate investment trusts that are not publicly traded. Additionally, it offers financial planning on a one-time or ongoing basis, consulting services and retirement plan services.

TBH Global Asset Management Investing Strategy

TBH Global may recommend a third-party investment manager, depending on the client’s profile and needs. Generally, it uses fundamental analysis when evaluating securities. The firm and its advisors may also provide financial planninng services to clients, on their own or together with asset management services. TBH may invest client assets in a wide array of securities.

Seven Springs Wealth Group

In business since 2003, Seven Springs Wealth Group is the next firm on our list. The firm was previously known as Sailer Financial, LLC. The firm's small team includes certifications such as certified financial planner (CFP), chartered financial analyst (CFA) and financial paraplanner qualified professional (FPQP). They also include brokers and licensed insurance agents, making the firm fee-based. The conflict of interest present due to the ability of these advisors to receive commissions from the sale of financial products is mitigated by the firm's fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of clients at all times.

Clients who do have a high net worth edge out those who do not. The firm does not have a minimum account requirement, though it does have a minimum annual management fee of $5,000. The firm also offers its services to retirement plans, trusts, estates and business entities.

Seven Springs Wealth Group Background

Amy Sailer founded the firm in 2003. In 2012, Jeremy Hutzel, who had been working at Sailer since 2005, became co-owner, and four years later, he became sole owner. Today, he serves as president and advisor.

Sailer offers financial planning as “The Sailer Financial Navigator.” It also offers traditional investment management services and asset allocation services through separate account managers.

Seven Springs Wealth Group Investing Strategy

The firm either advises clients on how to allocate their assets among various classes or recommends third-party money managers. When designing portfolios based on client profiles and goals, Sailer uses asset allocation modeling. By tailoring its advisory services to the needs of clients, the firm ensures that clients aren't just put into cookie-cutter strategies that don't work for their particular financial situations.

Provident Wealth Management

Next on our Brentwood list is Provident Wealth Management, previously known as One Trusted Advisor Investments. The firm manages its assets on a discretionary basis. Strangely enough, the firm does not have a website.

The fee-only firm's individual client base is nearly evenly split between high-net-worth individuals and less wealthy clients. The practice has no set minimum investment requirement though. It also serves corporations and business entities.

Provident Wealth Management Background

The Provident Wealth Management Trust principally owns the firm, and Andrew Knell is the trustee. Knell, Keith McKissock, president, and Charlton Lentz, vice president of investment management, have small stakes.

The firm offers portfolio management and financial planning. The latter can be comprehensive and broad or cover a single subject. One Advisor Investments also provides consulting services. 

Provident Wealth Management Investment Strategy

When implementing your investment plan, the advisory primarily uses equity securities, warrants, corporate debt securities, commercial paper, certificates of deposit, municipal securities, mutual funds, and U.S. government securities. It considers technical, fundamental and cyclical factors when analyzing investments. Advisors use a range of investments to drive growth in client portfolios, but they tned to primarily stick to mutual funds.

Caldwell Advisors

Caldwell Advisors is the next firm up on our Brentwood list. The firm has a small team of advisors, some of who may receive commissions from selling financial products. Despite this potential conflict of interest, the firm is still a fiduciary and is legally obligated to act in the best interests of clients at all times. 

The vast majority of individual clients do not have a high net worth. Still, the minimum to open an investment account is $750,000 - though the firm may lower the requirement at its discretion. The firm also works with corporate retirement plans, charitable institutions, foundations, endowments and other institutions.

Caldwell Advisors Background

Billy Ray Caldwell, Jr., who has a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, started his namesake firm in 2007. He has been in wealth management services since 1991. 

The firm offers investment management services on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis. It may recommend a sub-advisor to manage part of a client’s accounts. It also provides one-time investment advice and certain administrative services, including  maintaining the books and records relating to client investments, placing orders for the purchase and sale of securities and providing transaction directions to custodians.

Caldwell Advisors Investing Strategy

Caldwell Advisors offer three types of portfolios: one that holds mutual funds with aggressive to conservative strategies, one that primarily holds individual stocks and bonds and one that is a combination of the first two. In evaluating securities, the firm uses fundamental and technical methods of analysis.

Laffer Tengler Investments

Up next on our list of the top financial advisory firms in Brentwood is Laffer Tengler Investments. This firm mainly works with individual clients, and most of these individuals are ones without a high net worth. However, the bulk of the firm's assets come from high-net-worth individual clients. In terms of institutional clients, the firm works with some investment companies, government entities and businesses.

Despite having a number of industry affiliations, Laffer Tengler does not have advisors on staff who receive commissions from selling financial products to clients. This makes the firm fee-only. Investment management clients typically need to have $200,000 in investable assets, though wrap-fee program participants only need $100,000.

Laffer Tengler Investments Background

Laffer Tengler Investments was founded and registered with the SEC as an investment advisor in 1999. It began working with client accounts in 2000, just a few months after registering. The firm was co-founded by Dr. Arthur B. Laffer and Arthur B. Laffer, Jr. Jonathan E. Curley currently serves as the firm's president and chief executive officer. Nancy Tengler is the firm's chief investment officer, and Laffer, Jr. is a financial advisor.

Laffer Tengler provides its clients with investment advisory services like portfolio management and financial planning. It offers a wrap-fee program, model portfolios and provides access to investment funds, a couple of which it serves as a sub-advisor for.

Laffer Tengler Investments Investment Strategy

Laffer Tengler Investments mainly works with clients as a discretionary investment advisor to separately managed accounts. It does so via a wrap-fee or non-wrap-fee program, and services are typically tailored to the individual financial situation and goals of each client.

Advisors use quantitative modeling and economic forecasting when it comes to developing investment strategies that work for its clients. The firm doesn't limit its advice to any specific securities. Instead, it looks to invest in securities that work for any given client's financial situation.

Tranquility Partners

Tranquility Partners is the next firm on our Brentwood list. The firm is fee-only, which means advisors do not receive transaction-based fees or commissions. They only receive fees for their services from clients.

Though the minimum account size is only $1,000, high-net-worth individuals make up a sizable portion of the firm's client base. The practice does not have institutional investors as clients.

Tranquility Partners Background

Tranquilty Partners began operations in late 2015, though it didn't become an SEC-registered advisor until 2018. CEO James Golladay Baker III and COO/CCO John Kerstan Crawford are the primary owners.

The firm's primary offerings are wealth management services and family office services. The former can encompass investment strategy, personal investment policy, asset allocation, asset selection, risk management and regular portfolio management. Also, it may recommend third-party portfolio managers.

Tranquility Partners Investing Strategy

The practice primarily limits its investment advice to mutual funds, fixed income securities, real estate funds (including REITs), insurance products including annuities, equities, exchange-traded funds (including ETFs in the gold and precious metal sectors), treasury inflation protected/inflation linked bonds, non-U.S. securities, venture capital funds and private placements. Like most advisors, if not all of them, Tranquility Partners customizes portfolios to clients' profiles and goals.

When evaluating securities, the firm uses charting, fundamental, cyclical and quantitative methods of analysis. Modern portfolio theory informs how it determines client asset allocations.

Prudent Street Financial Advisors

Prudent Street Financial Advisors, LLC is the next firm on our list of the top advisors in Brentwood. Its team of advisors has a handful of certifications, including certified financial planner (CFP), chartered financial consultant (ChFC), and certified retirement planning consultant (CRPC). The full-service shop also has brokers and licensed insurance agents on staff, making it fee-based. Despite the conflict of interest that could arise from any receipt of commissions for the sale of financial products, the firm is a fiduciary and is legally obligated to act in the best interests of clients at all times.

Non-high-net-worth individual clients slightly edge out individuals who are more affluent. The minimum to open an investment account is $500,000, though the firm may waive the amount at its discretion. In addition to individuals, Prudent Street also advises retirement plans, corporations, trusts and estates. 

Prudent Street Financial Advisors Background

David Richardson founded the firm in 2012. He’s the sole owner. Prudent Street offers portfolio management on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis. It also provides financial planning, corporate retirement plan, insurance brokerage and general consulting services

Prudent Street Financial Advisors Investing Strategy

When the practice thinks it appropriate, it may recommend a third-party investment advisor. In designing and implementing a portfolio Prudent Street may use long-term purchases (securities held for at least a year), short-term purchases (securities sold within a year) and options writing/trading.

Luken Investment Analytics

Last on our list, but not least, is Luken Investment Analytics. This means they can earn commissions from selling financial products. That can present a conflict of interest, but advisors must act in the best interest of the client as a registered fiduciary advisor.

With no investment minimum, the firm works mostly with clients who do not have a high net worth. It also serves trusts, estates, retirement plan participants, private business owners and other investment advisors.

Luken Investment Analytics Background

Gregory Luken founded his namesake firm in 2013. He’s the author of “Retire With Confidence, Your Toolbox For Financial Independence” and is a frequent guest cable financial networks Bloomberg and Fox Business News. He is the majority owner of the firm.

The practice provides discretionary investment advisory services to individuals either through or not through a wrap fee program. It also provides financial planning for a one-time fee. Additionally, it offers its services to investment advisor representatives and other investment advisors.

Luken Investment Analytics Investing Strategy

When formulating investment advice, Luken Investment uses charting analysis, technical analysis and quantitative analysis. As investment strategies, it utilizes long-term trading (securities held for at least one year), short-term trading (securities sold within one year) and short-term purchases (securities sold within 30 days). The firm tailors portfolios to the client’s objectives, risk tolerance and other factors.

How Long $1mm Lasts in Retirement

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights places where $1 million will last the longest in retirement. Zoom between states and the national map to see the top spots in each region. Also, scroll over any city to learn about the cost of living in retirement for that location.

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Methodology We analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns to determine how many years of retirement a $1 million nest egg would cover in cities across America.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research