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Evercore Wealth Management, LLC

Evercore Wealth Management, LLC is a financial advisor firm based in New York City, with additional offices in Minneapolis, San Francisco and Tampa. The firm is the wealth management division of global investment banking advisory firm, Evercore. It currently has more than $9 billion in assets under management and employs a large team of 49 financial advisors. The firm ranks third on SmartAsset’s list of the top New York City financial advisor firms. It was also ranked as a top RIA firm by the Financial Times in 2020. 

Evercore Wealth Management, which does not require an account minimum, offers wealth management services to a variety of clients, including individuals and high-net-worth individuals. It also has a number of institutional clients, such as banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, charitable organizations, insurance companies and other corporations.

Evercore Wealth Management Background

Evercore Wealth Management was formed in 2008. It is majority owned by Evercore Partners Service East, LLC, which is an indirect subsidiary of Evercore, Inc., a financial services company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Evercore, Inc. provides advisory services to multinational corporations related to a variety of issues, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other corporate transactions.

The wealth management firm is affiliated with a number of other entities, including other registered investment advisors, broker-dealers and a national trust bank, through common ownership. It provides personal trust services through Evercore Trust Company and Evercore Trust Company of Delaware.

Evercore Wealth Management Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Evercore Wealth Management primarily offers investment management services to high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as their associated trusts, estates, pension and profit-sharing plans, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, insurance companies, trust companies and other affiliated entities. Its current client roster also includes some individual investors who fall beneath the high-net-worth threshold, which the SEC defines as someone who has at least $750,000 under management. There is no stated account minimum, though.

Though its clients are predominantly individual investors, Evercore also serves institutional clients including banks, charitable organizations, insurance companies and other corporations. Additionally, Evercore serves as an investment advisor for a registered investment company, EWMCX.

Services Offered by Evercore Wealth Management

Evercore Wealth Management offers a number of services. It provides investment advisory services on both a discretionary and non-discretionary basis, as well as investment consulting and educational services. 

The firm also offers the following financial planning services, either on a standalone basis or as part of its investment advisory services:

  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance planning
  • Marriage planning
  • Divorce planning
  • College planning
  • Estate planning
  • Compensation planning
  • Benefits planning
  • Preparation of financial analyses

Evercore Wealth Management Investment Philosophy 

Evercore Wealth Management assigns at least two professionals, a portfolio manager and a wealth manager, to every client. They will work with the client to establish his or her financial goals and to develop a plan to help meet those goals.

Evercore builds diversified, unique portfolios with consideration for risk, return and liquidity characteristics. The advisors also consider things like economic and political situations when choosing investments to build a client’s portfolio.

The firm primarily invests client funds in equities and bonds that are managed by Evercore Wealth and mutual funds that are managed by both Evercore Wealth and third-party managers. Investments used in client accounts may also include exchange-traded funds, alternative investments and cash-equivalent instruments, as well as strategies and investment portfolios that are managed by third-party investment managers. 

Fees Under Evercore Wealth Management

Evercore Wealth Management charges an annual advisory fee based on a percentage of assets under management. For accounts under $10 million, there is a maximum annual fee of 1.00%. For relationships above $10 million (or those with at least $5 million in fixed-income assets), Evercore says that a “split fee schedule applies.” There is a graduated schedule of rates, and the exact rate will depend on the services being used and the types of assets under management.

Investment Management Fees
Asset Value & Composition Annual Fee
Accounts up to $10MM 1.00%
Accounts over $10MM or with at least $5MM of fixed-income
  • Fixed-income assets: 
    • 0.35% on first $10MM
    • 0.25% on the rest
  • Growth assets:
    • 1.00% on first $10MM
    • 0.75% on next $10MM
    • 0.60% on the rest

Clients may also pay additional expenses, including brokerage fees, commissions, mark-ups, mark-downs, custody fees, tax preparation fees and fees charged by third-party mutual funds, investment vehicles and third-party managers. Fees for the firm's standalone financial planning services will be negotiated based on each client's unique situation.

The chart below compares the fees at Evercore to the national median advisory fees. The fee rate provided below assumes the highest rate and that the investor uses solely growth assets.

*Fee estimates only consider the maximum base fees for the services each firm provides. You may also pay manager fees and other fees, which can vary in amount. **All figures are based on median fee levels according to Bob Veres' 2017 Planning Profession Fee Survey. The above estimates solely take into account AUM-only fees. Total costs will likely be higher due to additional expenses.
Estimated Fee Comparison*
Your Assets Evercore Wealth Management Group National Median Advisory Fees**
$500K N/A $5,000
$1MM N/A $8,500 - $10,000
$5MM $50,000 $25,000 - $32,500
$10MM $100,000 $50,000

Evercore Wealth Management Awards and Recognition

Evercore Wealth Management has many industry awards on its resume, including:

  • Named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers
  • Family Wealth Report awarded the firm the 2020 top private client investment platform; Chris Zander named leading individual
  • Ranked among top wealth managers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, according to the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
  • Named by Barron’s as a top U.S. Registered Investment Advisor in the publication’s annual ranking in 2019

What to Watch Out For

Evercore Wealth Management does not have any disclosures on its SEC record.

Evercore may recommend third-party investments sourced through Evercore Group, its affiliate. Evercore Wealth Management may earn money from this arrangement, which thus creates a potential conflict of interest. While clients are informed of potential conflicts of interest, make sure you evaluate the conflict when making decisions about your investments. Despite this arrangement, though, the firm is legally required to abide by fiduciary duty.

Opening an Account With Evercore Wealth Management

To get in touch with Evercore Wealth Management, call (212) 822-7620 or e-mail CEO Jeff Maurer at maurer@evercore.com. You can also call or visit your nearest office to talk to a local representative about what Evercore Wealth Management could do for you.

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

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How Many Years $1 Million 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.

Rank City Housing Expenses Food Expenses Healthcare Expenses Utilities Expenses Transportation Expenses

Methodology To determine how long a $1 million nest egg would cover retirement costs in cities across America, we analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns.

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%. This reflects the typical return on a conservative investment portfolio. 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