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Mission Capital Advisors Inc. is a newly launched financial advisor firm based in San Francisco, California. It specializes in portfolio management and financial planning services, with offerings like retirement planning and investment planning.

As a fee-based firm, advisors at Mission Capital can sell insurance products and securities on a commission basis, in addition to receiving client-paid fees. A fee-only firm, on the other hand, only receives client-paid fees as compensation.

Mission Capital Advisors Background

Preston Dodd launched Mission Capital Advisors in 2018. Beforehand, Dodd was part of the venture capital services group at Credit Suisse. He also served in various investment and financial modeling positions at AllianceBernstein.

Mission Capital Advisors Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Mission Capital Advisors offers its services to: 

The firm requires a minimum investment of $100,000 to open an account.

Services Offered by Mission Capital Advisors

Mission Capital Advisors offers portfolio management and financial planning services. The firm builds and manages an investment portfolio that mirrors the client’s risk tolerance, financial goals and other personal factors. Mission Capital Advisors would then monitor this portfolio and make adjustments if it deems them necessary based on changes in market conditions and the client's financial situation.

Additionally, the firm designs long-term financial plans for its clients. After meeting with them, Mission Capital Advisors determines their needs and the scope of the services it recommends.

This plan may address various financial topics including:

Mission Capital Advisors Investment Philosophy

When determining investment decisions, Mission Capital Advisors may employ various analytical strategies. Here's a breakdown of each:

  • Charting analysis: seeks to predict the price movements of specific securities by utilizing mathematical equations around trade and volume information before applying that data to charts and other visuals.  
  • Fundamental analysis: seeks to assess the true value of a company's stock by analyzing various points such as the firm’s financial health, the status of its industry and the shape of its management team. 
  • Technical analysis: studies previous price patterns and trends in the markets to predict the direction of the overall market and specific stocks.

Fees Under Mission Capital Advisors

Mission Capital Advisors charges advisory management fees as a fraction of the assets that the firm manages in a specific account. The firm bills annual fees quarterly in advance based on the value of assets on the last day of the previous quarter. These fees follows the current fee schedule we display below:

Portfolio Management Fee Schedule
AUM Annual Fee
Up to $500,000 1.50%
$500,000 - $1,000,000 1.25%
$1,000,000 - $3,000,000 1.10%
$3,000,000 - $5,000,000 1.00%
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000 0.90%
Above $10,000,000 0.80%

Below is about what you can expect to pay as a client of Mission Capital Advisors:

*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 Mission Capital Advisors*
Your Assets Mission Capital Advisors Fee Amounts
$500K $7,500
$1MM $13,750
$5MM $55,750
$10MM $100,750

Financial planning services come with either an hourly or fixed fee. Hourly fees range from $250 to $500, whereas fixed fees vary up to $25,000.

What to Watch Out For

As of the time of this writing, Mission Capital Advisors has no disclosures in its filings with the SEC.

Mission Capital Advisors is only registered in the state of California. That means clients outside of the Golden State won't be able to access its services.

Opening an Account With Mission Capital Advisors

To contact Mission Capital Advisors, call the firm at (415) 663-6764.

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

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How Long $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 We weighed potential expenditures for a prospective retiree with a  $1 million nest egg to assess how many years that fund would cover in retirement in America’s largest cities.

We 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 metro areas across the U.S.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a net annual return of 2% after inflation. 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.