Ayaz +  Mahmud - Financial Advisor in Amherst, MA

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Ayaz Mahmud

West Branch Capital LLC

9 Research Drive, Suite 1
P.O. Box 2067
Amherst, MA 01004

General Information

Firm Start Year
  • 2004
No.of Employees
  • 10-19
  • 1094095
Firm CRD#
  • 133813
Name of Custodial Firm
  • Fidelity, Schwab, TIAA CREF
Years of Experience in Financial Services
  • 37
Number of Years with Current Firm
  • 17
Work Experience
  • Founder, Managing Member & CEO, West Branch Capital LLC -- 12/2004 to Present Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers -- 1999 to 2004 Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant, Smith Barney, -- 1994 to 1999 Vice President, Investments, Kidder Peabody -- 1982 to 1994
Work with the following types of clients
  • Individual Investors, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations
Advisory Services Provided
  • Portfolio Management, Investment Advice & Management, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning & Trusts, Financial Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting


Registered Investment Advisor
  • Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • Have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • Have a clean record

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients
  • 359
Firm's Number of Planning Clients
  • 5-10
Firm's Number of Managed Clients
  • 359
Assets Managed by Firm
  • $439,899,182
Advisor's Number of Clients
  • 359
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients
  • 359
Assets Managed by Advisor
  • $439,899,182

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure
  • Fee-Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts
  • $1,000,000 *
Additional Details on Charges
  • Because our fees are negotiable, fee rates can vary from client to client. Therefore, your actual fee schedule may be lower than the following. Annual Rate Assets Under Management 1.50% First $500,000 1.25% Next $500,000 to $1,000,000 1.00% Next $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 0.75% Next $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.65% All amounts over $5,000,000



West Branch Capital LLC (West Branch Capital) is a Registered Investment Advisor, registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. West Branch Capital provides asset management and related services for clients nationally and internationally. West Branch Capital will file and maintain all applicable licenses as required by the state securities boards and/or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as applicable. West Branch Capital renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with the states regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. This web site is intended to provide general information about West Branch Capital. It is not intended to offer investment advice. Information regarding investment products and services are provided solely to read about our investment philosophy, our strategies and to be able to contact us for further information. Market data, articles and other content on this web site are based on generally-available information and are believed to be reliable. West Branch Capital does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in this web site. The information is of a general nature and should not be construed as investment advice. West Branch Capital will provide all prospective clients with a copy of our current Form ADV Part 2 and Form ADV Part 3 prior to commencing an Advisory relationship. If you have any questions regarding Compliance and Regulatory information, please contact us.