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Capital Advisors, Inc. is a fee-based firm headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The financial advisor manages money for both individual and institutional clients. 

Capital Advisors Background

Capital Advisors was founded in 1978 as an investment advisory firm. The firm is owned by Keith Goddard (via Keith C. Goddard Revocable Trust) and G. (Andy) Brown (via The George Anderson Brown Revocable Trust).

The firm says that it offers portfolio management services for individuals and small businesses, as well as investment companies and other institutional clients.

Capital Advisors Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

The firm works with both non-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals, as well as investment companies, pension and profit-sharing plans, charitable organizations and corporations. 

For investment advisory services, Capital Advisors generally requires a $250,000 minimum account size, but this fee may be waived. The account minimum for wrap programs may also be waived, but the exact minimum isn’t specified. In some cases, Capital Advisors may group together certain client accounts to achieve the minimum account value. In addition, the fee schedules may differ for clients with similar assets. 

Services Offered by Capital Advisors

Capital Advisors provides a range of wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. The firm additionally works to close the gender gap in the investment industry through its educational program, Women Investment Strategy and Education (WSE). But along with wealth management, education and financial planning, Capital Advisors also implements several investment strategies. 

Its services and strategies include: 

  • Financial planning
  • Investment strategies 
  • Portfolio management
  • WSE 

Investment Philosophy

Capital Advisors believes in transparency when it comes to client-to-advisor interaction. The firm structures its investment approach to meet each client’s specific needs, and it may use a variety of strategies to reduce risk where possible. In addition, Capital Advisor primarily employs fixed income strategies, individual stock strategies and tactical exchange-traded fund (ETF) strategies to identify both risks and opportunities in the market. The firm says that each strategy can either be used to complement another, or to stand on its own. Capital Advisors also tailors its approach to each client’s investment objectives and risk tolerance. The firm uses individual teams that work to enhance client peace-of mind and build customized portfolios. These include the research team, the portfolio strategy team and the financial planning team. 

Some of the firm’s other investment strategies include: managed equity strategy, fixed income strategy, global equity strategy, global asset allocation strategy and the international equity strategy. Additionally, the firm says it values the client experience and believes in active management and portfolio customization. Capital Advisors says it also sends clients notes about trades and market conditions during risky or volatile periods. 

Fees Under Capital Advisors

For investment advisory services associated with internal investment strategies, Capital Advisors generally charges an annual rate of 1.00% on the daily market value of AUM. This fee can be paid quarterly in arrears. For financial planning services, the firm establishes its fees through a financial planning agreement. Capital Advisors provides clients with an estimate of a $2,500 base rate plus an additional $200 per hour for a plan that requires more than 10 hours of completion. The firm may charge a flat rate of $1,200 once the plan is established, and clients must pay the balance once the financial plan is complete. However, the firm may also reduce or waive fees for financial planning services depending on certain client circumstances. Capital Advisors also participates in wrap fee programs, and the advisory fee, which is negotiable, is a percentage based on AUM, including cash holdings. 

A client’s written agreement with Capital Advisors will determine how their fees are charged, but Capital Advisors primarily calculates fees quarterly. In addition, clients may also ask to have fees directly debited from their accounts, or to be invoiced directly for the payments. 

This chart shows the asset management fees you can expect to pay ar various asset levels:

*Estimated investment management fees do not include brokerage, custodial, third-party manager or other fees, which can vary in amount.
Estimated Investment Management Fees at Capital Advisors*
Your Assets Capital Advisors Fee Amounts
$500K $5,000
$1MM $10,000
$5MM $50,000
$10MM $100,000

What to Watch Out For

There isn’t much to be wary of when it comes to Capital Advisors. The firm doesn’t have any criminal or regulatory action disclosures, and it serves as a fiduciary to its clients.

Capital Advisors doesn’t have any disclosures, according to its most recent Form ADV

Opening an Account With Capital Advisors

If you’re interested in opening an account with Capital Advisors, you can either contact any of the firm’s office locations, or you can visit in person. The firm’s headquarters number is (866) 230-5879.

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All information was accurate as of the writing of this article. 

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