Johnson Financial Group (JFG) is a fee-based investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The firm offers investment management, financial planning and family office services to individual and institutional clients, and it currently has more than $950 million in assets under management (AUM).
JFG offers financial advising, family office and administrative services on more than $2 billion of client assets.
Johnson Financial Group Background
JFG was founded in 2002 by Brandon C. Johnson, who serves as firm president and CEO. The firm functions as a single family office, and it’s affiliated with Johnson Financial Wealth Management, LLC. The firm also provides expense management and bookkeeping services to advisory and non-advisory clients.
What Types of Clients Does Johnson Financial Group Accept?
The firm provides advisory services to individual, private foundation, business and institutional clients.
Johnson Financial Group Minimum Account Sizes
JFG generally requires a minimum account size of $25 million, but it may waive this value.
Services Offered by Johnson Financial Group
The firm provides a range of services, including:
- Investment management
- Portfolio construction
- Financial planning
- Report of financial situation
- Recommended investment plan
- Family office services
- Expense management
- Private foundation administration and advisor coordination
JFG employs a range of investment strategies when dealing with client portfolios. The firm bases its portfolio construction off a number of factors the client specifies in the Investment Policy Statement. These may include risk, asset class, tax and return characteristics. JFG says it uses a range of qualitative and research-based approaches, including return distributions, analysis of performance, standard deviation, risk exposures, tax efficiency and modern portfolio theory methods.
Its investment strategy primarily consists of a total return approach, which incorporates a client’s financial situation, risk tolerance and needs for income and liquidity. In addition, the firm strives to construct globally diversified portfolios that are cost efficient.
Fees Under Johnson Financial Group
JFG’s investment management fee is based on AUM, and the fee is debited from the client’s account at the beginning of each quarter. For clients who choose to use both mutual fund and separate accounts, they may pay two management fees -- one for the mutual fund and one for the separate account. The firm’s minimum annual fee is $200,000, which is in addition to its minimum account size requirement of $25 million. But these fees may be negotiated at the firm’s sole discretion.
The minimum fee for family office services is generally $200,000 per client per year, but this fee is also negotiable. Existing clients may pay management fees based off older, or historical, fee schedules that were in place when they opened an account.
Clients may also incur other charges, such as brokerage and transaction trading fees, wrap fees or private placement expenses.
See the fee schedule for investment advisory services below:
|Total market value of AUM||Annual percentage fee||Quarterly percentage fee|
|Assets from $1,000,000 - $9,999,999||1.00%||0.25%|
|Assets from $10,000,000 - $19,999,999||0.75%||0.1875%|
|Assets from $20,000,000 - $29,999,999||0.50%||0.1250%|
|Assets over $30,000,000||0.35%||0.0875%|
What to Watch Out For
Because the firm is affiliated with Johnson Financial Wealth Management, LLC, it may refer prospective clients whose needs don’t align with JFG’s services. This could create a conflict of interest, as the firm may be incentivized to refer clients to its affiliates for financial gain.
Opening an Account With Johnson Financial Group
If you’d like to open an account with JFG, you can visit the firm in person, or you can set up an appointment with an advisor by calling (720) 475-1195.
Where is Johnson Financial Group Located?
JFG only has one office which is located in Denver, Colorado. You can visit the firm’s physical address at 1144 Fifteenth Street, Suite 3950.
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All information was accurate as of the writing of this article.