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Private Wealth Management

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Private Wealth Management is a fee-only advisory firm. The registered investment advisor (RIA) has 72 clients and more than $623 million assets under management. Private Wealth Management doesn’t have a website.

Private Wealth Management Background

Private Wealth Management was founded in May 2002 and is jointly owned by Joseph Horner and Scott Robbins. Horner serves as president, while Robbins is the firm’s vice president and chief compliance officer. The firm says it requires all of its professionals to not only have prior experience in financial services, but to also have completed the undergraduate and graduate levels of college.

What Types of Clients Does Private Wealth Management Accept?

The firm works with both high-net-worth and non-high-net-worth individuals, but most of its clients are considered high-net-worth. Private Wealth Management has about 68 high-net-worth clients, with only about 6 non-high-net-worth individuals. The firm says it also provides services to charitable organizations, limited partnerships and trusts.

Private Wealth Management Minimum Account Sizes

Private Wealth Management requires a minimum account size of $1,000,000 for its clients. But the firm also retains discretion to waive the account minimum. The firm may set up an account of less than $1,000,000 if the client proves they can meet the required account value within a reasonable time. The firm’s brochure also says that minimum account size exceptions may also apply to both employees and their relatives, or relatives of existing clients. But client’s also receive an annual fee for their accounts. The firm charges a $6,000 annual fee for accounts receiving ongoing management. 

Services Offered by Private Wealth Management

Private Wealth Management provides non-discretionary investment management services to individual clients, along with financial planning and accounting services. It’s services and products include: 

  • Financial Planning
    • Retirement planning
    • Estate planning 
    • Insurance planning
    • College planning 
    • Compensation and benefits planning
  • Investment Management
    • Asset allocation
    • Portfolio diversification
    • Portfolio risk management
  • Accountant Services
    • Personal tax and cash flow planning
    • Tax compliance 
    • Financial statement preparation
  • Investment Products
    • Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
    • Mutual funds
    • Money manager recommendations

Investment Philosophy

Private Wealth Management describes their investment philosophy as one that works to provide investment strategies centered around meeting a client’s personal finance goals. The firm offers investment advice about securities and may structure a long-term or short-term investment approach, depending on the client’s needs. Though Private Wealth Management typically invests in mutual funds and ETFs, it may also consider other securities that align with the client’s investment goals.

The firm may also recommend money managers for clients choosing to invest in specific securities. When selecting money managers, the firm says it generally assesses factors like investment style, historical performance and relationship with risk and investment philosophy. The firm then selects money managers and advisors who align with the client’s risk tolerance and investment objectives.

Fees Under Private Wealth Management Investments

Private Wealth Management bills clients quarterly in arrears of one-fourth of the annual fee rate. The firm says it bases its billing on a percentage of the client’s managed assets at the beginning of the calendar quarter. Clients’ advisory fees may be altered if any significant contributions and/or withdrawals are made during the quarter. Though the firm charges an annual $6,000 fee for accounts receiving ongoing management, it may charge a higher fee for accounts with a small balance. 

The firm generally deducts fees directly from the client’s brokerage account after the client signs the Investment Advisory Agreement. Both Private Wealth Management and clients retain the right to terminate the agreement at any time. For financial planning services, PWM may charge $100 to $500 per hour. The cost for financial planning will be agreed upon by both PWM and the client. The firm may also establish performance-based fee arrangements with clients.

Amount of Assets Annual Management Fee
0 0.75%
$1,000,000 $7,500 + 0.45%
$5,000,000 $25,500 + 0.40%
$10,000,000 $45,500 + 0.35%
$15,000,000  $63,000 + 0.25%


Amount of Assets Annual Management Fee
$20,000,000 $75,500 + 0.15%
$30,000,000 $90,500 + 0.10%
$50,000,000 $110,500 + 0.075%
$75,000,000 $129,250 + 0.05%
$100,000,000 $141,750 + 0.025%

What to Watch Out For

Private Wealth Management is a fiduciary, so its advisors are legally obligated to prioritize clients’ investment interests over their own. In addition, the firm doesn’t have any disclosures. But potential clients may want to consider the firm’s high investment minimum, along with its limited number of advisors before opening an account.  Though the firm says it provides exceptions to its minimum account size rule, it may not be a good choice for individuals looking to invest less than $1 million. 

Private Wealth Management may buy and sell the same securities it recommends to clients. However, because of its fiduciary duty, the firm will prioritize the client’s wishes if it creates a conflict of interest.


Private Wealth Management has no disclosures, according to its most recent Form ADV.

Opening an Account With Private Wealth Management

Because the firm doesn’t have a website, you’ll have to go to its physical address. You can stop by Private Wealth Management’s office if you live near Memphis, Tennessee. You can also set up an appointment with the firm by calling the office at (901) 322-4212. 

Where is Private Wealth Management Located

The firm has only one office. It’s located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 3725 Champion Hills Drive, Suite 1400.

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

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