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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Oklahoma

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by Ben Geier Updated

Finding a Top Financial Advisor Firm in Oklahoma

Finding the right financial advisor is important -- but it can be a challenging undertaking. You need to find someone who will be a good fit for you and your family. While there are always a lot of factors to consider, this list of the top financial advisor firms in Oklahoma should provide you with the information you need to figure out which firm is going to be the right choice for you. If you’d like further guidance, you can use the SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching tool to find an advisor in your area who’s a good fit for you.

Rank Financial Advisor Assets Managed Minimum Assets Financial Services More Information
1 Capital Advisors, Inc. Capital Advisors, Inc. logo Find an Advisor

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$2,267,069,035

$500,000

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management

Minimum Assets

$500,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
2 Exencial Wealth Advisors Exencial Wealth Advisors logo Find an Advisor

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$2,104,855,556

Minimum annual fee of $7,500 (Impractical for clients with less than $750,000)

 

  • Wealth management
  • Financial planning consulting
  • 401(k)/retirement plan fiduciary
  • Executive services

Minimum Assets

Minimum annual fee of $7,500 (Impractical for clients with less than $750,000)

 

Financial Services

  • Wealth management
  • Financial planning consulting
  • 401(k)/retirement plan fiduciary
  • Executive services
3 Tom Johnson Investment Management Tom Johnson Investment Management logo Find an Advisor

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$1,218,998,407

$100,000

  • Investment management
  • Financial planning
  • Pension consulting services

Minimum Assets

$100,000

Financial Services

  • Investment management
  • Financial planning
  • Pension consulting services
4 Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$650,000,000

$1,500,000

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management

Minimum Assets

$1,500,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
5 Vista Investment Partners Vista Investment Partners logo Find an Advisor

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$373,662,600

1,000,000

 

  • Portfolio design and management
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Tax planning
  • Wealth transfer

Minimum Assets

1,000,000

 

Financial Services

  • Portfolio design and management
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Tax planning
  • Wealth transfer
6 Cadent Capital Advisors, LLC Cadent Capital Advisors, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$351,975,914

No set account minimum

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors (including private fund managers)

Minimum Assets

No set account minimum

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
  • Selection of other advisors (including private fund managers)
7 Disciplined Investments, LLC Disciplined Investments, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$314,405,646

Varies by account type

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management

Minimum Assets

Varies by account type

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
8 Align Wealth Management Align Wealth Management logo Find an Advisor

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$295,600,000

$500,000

  • Investment management
  • Retirement management
  • 401(k) plan management

Minimum Assets

$500,000

Financial Services

  • Investment management
  • Retirement management
  • 401(k) plan management
9 Warburton Capital Management, LLC Warburton Capital Management, LLC logo Find an Advisor

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$245,534,430

$1,000,000

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management

Minimum Assets

$1,000,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
10 SMS Financial & Investment Management SMS Financial & Investment Management logo Find an Advisor

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$206,700,000

$20,000

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
  • Educational seminars/workshops

Minimum Assets

$20,000

Financial Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management
  • Educational seminars/workshops

How We Found the Top Financial Advisor Firms in Oklahoma

Only firms located in Arkansas that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) were considered for the list, as all SEC-registered firms are bound by fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the client. Also eliminated were any firms that had disclosures, along with those that don’t have financial planners on staff or don’t work with individual investors. Below are the top 10 financial advisor firms in the state of Arkansas, sorted by total assets under management (AUM), from highest AUM to lowest

Capital Advisors, Inc.

Capital Advisors, Inc.

Capital Advisors is a Tulsa-based firm with more than $2.2 billion in assets under management, making it the largest firm on this list.  It also ranked first on SmartAsset’s list of the top Tulsa financial advisor firms. The fee-only firm has 20 advisors on staff, including four chartered financial analysts (CFAs), one certified financial planner (CFP), one chartered alternative investment advisor (CAIA), one certified public accountant (CPA), one certified exit planner (CExP) and one certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA).

The firm serves a mix of individuals and high-net-worth individuals. It also does business with pensions, charitable organizations and corporations. Clients must invest at least $500,000.

Capital Advisors, Inc. Background

Capital Advisors was founded in 1978. It is owned by employees, including CEO Keith Goddard, President Andy Brown and CFO Lori Smith. In addition to its Tulsa headquarters, the firm has offices in Oklahoma City, as well as in Alabama and Texas.

Services offered by Capital Advisors include commentary during volatile market times, individualized investment reports for each client, retirement planning, tax planning and insurance.

Capital Advisors, Inc. Investment Strategy

Capital Advisors creates an individual investment plan for each client. It doesn’t have a pre-planned menu of portfolios or a “one-size-fits-all” method. However, the firm does have a series of strategies that it bases investments on:

Managed equity growth strategy: focuses on long-term growth through domestic equity investments

  • Managed equity dividend strategy: looks for dividend income
  • Tactical asset allocation: has a global-multi asset strategy and focuses on ETFs
  • Tactical global growth: invests globally for long-term growth
  • Tactical global growth: seeks income and growth through global investments
  • International growth: invests in international stocks for growth

The firm also has fixed-income strategies.

Exencial Wealth Advisors

Exencial Wealth Advisors

Exencial Wealth Advisors is a fee-based firm headquartered in Oklahoma City. In addition to fees, advisors may earn commissions for the sale of insurance products. It is still a fiduciary though, and must make decisions in the best interest of the client. 

This is the top-ranking firm on SmartAsset’s list of the top financial advisor firms in Oklahoma City. It has more than $2.1 billion in assets under management and 24 advisors on staff. That total includes nine certified financial planners (CFPs), six certified public accountants (CPAs) and one retirement income certified professional (RICP). An additional two staff members are working towards becoming chartered financial advisors (CFAs).

The firm’s client base includes a fairly even mix of individuals and high-net-worth individuals. It also serves some pension plans, charitable organizations, corporations and one state or local municipal client. Clients must have at least $750,000 to invest.

Exencial Wealth Advisors Background

Exencial Wealth Advisors was founded in 2011 through the merging of two other financial institutions, Burns Advisory Group and Executive Financial Group. It is owned by Burns Wealth Management, a company based in Oklahoma City. In addition to its Oklahoma City headquarters, Exencial Wealth Advisors has offices in Texas and Connecticut. 

Services offered by the firm include retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning and debt management. It can also help clients prepare for charitable giving.

Exencial Wealth Advisors Investment Strategy

The firm’s advisors create an individualized strategy for each client, based on their needs and situation. The advisor considers everything from taxes to insurance to estate planning needs to come up with the right plan for each investor.

Asset classes used by the firm include individual securities, fixed income securities, mutual funds, ETFs, private investments and cash.

Tom Johnson Investment Management

Tom Johnson Investment Management

Tom Johnson’s Investment Management, LLC is a fee-only firm based in Oklahoma City. The firm has more than $1.2 billion in assets under management. It employs six advisors. This includes six chartered financial advisors (CFAs) and one financial risk manager (FRM).

The firm works with a fairly even mix of individuals and high-net-worth individuals. It also has pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations as clients. There is technically no account minimum required, but the firm does not pursue accounts below $100,000.

Tom Johnson Investment Management, LLC Background

Tom Johnson Investment Management was founded in 1983 by a group of people who had worked together in the trust department of another bank. In 1992, the firm was sold to United Asset Management, which in 2000 was purchased by Old Mutual. In 2003, one of the firm’s principals, Richard H. Parry, bought the firm back. Parry also works at the firm as the president and chief investment officer.

Services offered by the firm include retirement services and portfolio reporting. In 2016, the firm was named Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine and Envestnet.

Tom Johnson Investment Management, LLC Strategy

Tom Johnson Investment Management prides itself on having a conservative investing philosophy. It manages risk by using no derivatives and no leverage, and by limiting exposure to any one sector of the economy. It aims to have 25% to 30% annual turnover. Investments commonly used in client portfolios include stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

The firm also has a fixed-income strategy. This strategy uses Barclays’ indexes to create a reliable portfolio for those clients who prefer a fixed-income approach.

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC is a fee-only firm based in Tulsa. It has $650 million in assets under management. The firm has two advisors on staff, both of whom are chartered wealth managers (CWMs) and chartered investment management analysts (CIMAs).

The firm works almost exclusively with individuals. It does advise two charitable organizations, but no high-net-worth individuals. A minimum investment of $1.5 million is required to open or maintain an account.

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC Background

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC was founded in 2004. The primary owners are L. Charles Fuller and Brian G. Carney, who are also the two advisors working at the firm (and the only employees, other than an executive assistant). Both of the advisors have been involved in investment management for more than 20 years. Fuller was named one of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the United States by Barron’s in 2017. Carney received the same honor in 2015.

Services offered by the firm include a no-cost consultation, tax efficiency and individual portfolio assessment. 

Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC Investment Strategy

Balance is the name of the game for Bridgecreek Investment Management. Advisors seek to put together a diverse portfolio for clients that considers taxes and strives for low account loads. 

Clients are invested in a broad variety of investment types. These include both domestic and international equities, corporate bonds, U.S. Treasuries, commodities and real estate. Investments may be made through mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds.

 

Vista Investment Partners

Vista Investment Partners

Vista Investment Partners, LLC is a fee-based firm based in Oklahoma City. In addition to fees, advisors may earn a commission on insurance products they sell clients. In that case, no advisory fee would be paid on that particular pool of assets. The firm is still a fiduciary, which means it must make decisions in the best interest of the client. 

There are four advisors working at the firm, including one certified financial planner (CFP) and one wealth management specialist (WMS). The firm works primarily with individuals, though it does have a good number of high-net-worth individual clients. It also advises some pension plans and corporations. There is an investment minimum of $1 million.

Vista Investment Partners, LLC Background

Vista Investment Partners, LLC was founded in 2009 and became a registered investment advisor in 2017. The firm is principally owned by Ronald Richardson, who also serves as the company’s senior portfolio manager and managing director. In addition to its headquarters in Oklahoma City, the firm has an office in Indiana.

Services the firm offers include portfolio management, retirement planning, risk management, tax planning and wealth transfer. It also publishes newsletters and has a suite of tools available to help clients make financial decisions. 

Vista Investment Partners, LLC Investment Strategy

Vista Investment Partners’ process starts with a conversation with each potential client that’s focused more on their life and personal situation than on their finances. From there, a strategy is formed for each client and their family.

Generally, the advisors prefer a balanced approach. A 50/50 split between fixed income investments and growth investments is the standard. On the growth side of the portfolio, assets are distributed between large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap and international investments. The firm also has a “growth of income” portfolio that’s designed to provide consistent income while also creating moderate growth. 

Cadent Capital Advisors, LLC

Cadent Capital Advisors, LLC

Cadent Capital Advisors, LLC is a fee-based firm located in Tulsa. In addition to fees, advisors can earn commissions from selling certain securities and investment products to clients. This can create a conflict of interest, but the firm is still bound by fiduciary duty to act in the client’s best interest. 

Cadent has more than $351 million in assets under management. There are six advisors on staff, including two certified financial planners (CFPs), two accredited investment fiduciaries (AIFs), one chartered financial consultant (ChFC) and one chartered retirement financial consultant (CRPC).

The firm works mostly with individuals but also does business with high-net-worth individuals. In addition, it serves some pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. There is no minimum investment required.

Cadent Capital Advisors LLC Background

Cadent Capital Advisors was founded in 2012. It is principally owned by Philip Mooberry, who also serves as the managing director. Prior to founding the firm, Mooberry owned and operated various Allstate agencies.

Services offered by the firm include investment management, wealth planning, cash flow management, tax planning and estate planning. The firm develops individualized reports for each client to be completely transparent about their portfolio and current financial situation. 

Cadent Capital Advisors LLC Investment Strategy

Advisors at Cadent Capital use charting analysis, fundamental analysis and technical analysis when making investment decisions. The firm employs both long-term and short-term trading, in addition to short-selling and margin transactions.

Investments typically used in client portfolios include mutual funds, equities, fixed-income, ETFs, real estate, commodities and options. The firm also employs modern portfolio theory. 

Disciplined Investments, LLC

Disciplined Investments, LLC

Disciplined Investments, LLC is a fee-only firm based in Tulsa. It has more than $314 million in assets under management. The firm has three advisors on staff, including two certified financial planners (CFPs). The firm does not make any money from commissions and is paid entirely by the client, avoiding any potential conflicts of interest.

The firm services a fairly even mix of individuals and high-net-worth individuals. It also has a few charitable organizations and other corporations as clients. There is no account minimum for hourly services.

Disciplined Investments LLC Background

Disciplined Investments, LLC was founded in 2001. It is principally owned by HoganTaylor LLP, a tax and accounting firm. Disciplined Investment’s website is part of the HoganTaylor general site.

Services offered by Disciplined Investments include defined contribution planning, executive planning, insurance consulting, retirement planning and planning for education funding and charitable giving. In addition, HoganTaylor offers tax services, litigation support and risk assurance. It also helps with employee benefit plans and human capital strategies.

Disciplined Investments LLC Investment Strategy

Academic research is the bedrock of Disciplined Investment’s strategy. The firm believes in creating diverse portfolios that have consistent levels of exposure to various risk factors across the market. It does not engage in risky market predictions, instead focusing on controlling cost, long-term investments and tax efficiency.

Each client’s portfolio is customized based on their goals, life situation, risk tolerance and other outside investments. Typical investments used in client portfolios could include mutual funds, ETFs and equities. 

Align Wealth Management

Align Wealth Management

Align Wealth Management is a fee-only firm based in Oklahoma City. While the firm does have a registered broker-dealer on staff, that employee is not allowed to act as a representative of the broker-dealer for advisory clients. The firm has more than $295 million in assets under management. There are three advisors on staff at the firm, including three certified financial planners (CFPs) and two certified public accountants (CPAs).

The firm has a majority of high-net-worth individual clients, though it does have individual clients as well. It also advises some pension plans. The firm requires a minimum investment of $500,000.

Align Wealth Management LLC Background

Align Wealth Management was founded in 1993 by Bryan Puckett, who still works at and owns the firm. Puckett is an attorney but does not provide legal advice as part of his services.

Services offered by the firm include investment management, retirement management and 401(k) management. Clients also have online access to performance reports so they can always know how their investments are doing and how that relates to their overall financial situation.

Align Wealth Management LLC Investment Strategy

Align Wealth Management believes that capital markets tend to be efficient and that trying to outpace them is not a good strategy. It also emphasizes controlling risk to avoid any painful surprises during volatile market periods. Additionally, the firm pays close attention to taxes and costs as they relate to the health of a client’s portfolio. 

The firm focuses on low-cost mutual funds. It also employs a fixed-income strategy and strives to create diverse portfolios to balance all the elements of the economy.

Warburton Capital Management, LLC

Warburton Capital Management, LLC

Warburton Capital Management, LLC is a fee-only firm based in Tulsa. It has more than $245 million in assets under management. Six advisors work at the firm, including one certified financial planner (CFP). Fees are charged based on total assets under management and the firm does not earn commissions from the sale of any particular securities. 

The firm’s account minimum is $1 million. It mostly serves individuals, but it does have a good amount of high-net-worth individual clients. The firm also advises some pension plans and charitable organizations.

Warburton Capital Management, LLC Background

Warburton Capital Management was founded in 2006, but didn’t become an investment advisor registered with the SEC until 2013. The majority owners of the firm are Thomas K. Warburton, who founded the firm and is chairman and director, and Blue Sky Bank, which is based in Tulsa.

The firm has business relationships with TD Ameritrade and Dimensional Fund Advisors. Services offered by the firm include investment consulting, wealth transfer services, charitable giving, wealth protection and tax services. 

Warburton Capital Management, LLC Investment Strategy

Warburton Capital Management tends to favor a more passive strategy when investing for clients. It uses the strategy of buy, hold and rebalance. Long-term investing is the name of the game, along with margin transactions and option writing.

Mutual funds and ETFs are the primary investment vehicles favored by the firm. These funds include stocks, bonds, cash and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

SMS Financial & Investment Management

SMS Financial & Investment Management

Streeter, Moor and Stipe, LLC (SMS) is a fee-based firm based in Tulsa. In addition to fees, advisors at SMS receive commissions for the sale of fixed and variable insurance products. This creates a potential conflict of interest, but the firm is still bound by fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the client. There are six advisors at SMS, including one certified financial planner (CFP), one certified public accountant (CPA) and one chartered financial consultant (ChFC).

The firm’s clients are mostly individuals, though it does serve some high-net-worth individuals. It does not work with any businesses or other institutional clients.

Warburton Capital Management, LLC Background

Warburton Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1995 and is wholly owned by Stephen H. Streeter and Stephen R. Stipe, both of whom are also advisors at the firm. The firm is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Services offered by the firm include investment management, financial planning, college planning, tax planning, retirement planning and estate planning.

Warburton Capital Management LLC Investment Strategy

Warburton Capital Management believes its fee-based approach gives investors a choice between paying for a commission-based portfolio or a fee-based one. Investments typically used in client portfolios include mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Long-term investments, short-term investments and trading strategies are all employed.

The firm creates a strategy for each client based on their needs, goals, financial situation and risk tolerance. It believes in giving clients as much choice as possible in building their financial future.

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 cost of living in retirement there.

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Methodology SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities. Using that calculation, we determined how many years $1 million would last in retirement in each major city.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors throughout the country. 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.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%, reflecting the typical return on a conservative investment portfolio. Finally, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would last in each of the cities in our study.

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