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PALADIN RESEARCH REPORT FOR:

Matthew Lapides

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Telephone Advisor
305.602.1000 ext. 1002

I. Snapshot

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2014
B. Years of Experience
  • 19
C. College Degrees
  • Lehigh University - BS in Business and Economics
D. Certifications
  • CFP®
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
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    Great things come in small packages, and we are not talking about those beautiful blue Tiffany boxes. Ethos is small yet mighty. For two decades, we have seen dramatic world changes. While we can plan and prepare, we cannot predict. Many investors have not adapted their financial lives as the world around has changed. Don’t get us wrong, there are great timeless ideas; we embrace those. But, we are also curious by nature, and have found better ways. It’s clear that the best investment ideas have existed in hard to find niche areas, and that’s where Ethos excels. Our quest to uncover the most thoughtful and compelling ideas helps investors sleep well at night, even the stormy ones. We believe that a combination of successful strategies, not a single year investment return, results in financial prosperity. By uniting a high-touch experience with high tech tools, we strive to create an unparalleled experience through wealth accumulation, preservation and wealth transition.

G. Asset Requirement
  • $250,000

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Matthew Lapides
B. Main Location
  • 3109 Grand Avenue Suite 261
    Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
C. Telephone
  • 305.602.1000 ext. 1002
D. Comments
  • Business Mailing Address

III. Internet

A. Visit Website
B. Social Connections
C. View Articles

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Ethos Private Wealth
B. Relationship to Firm
  • Owner
C. Name of RIA
  • Ethos Private Wealth
D. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • March Capital Corporation
E. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • Schwab
  • Millennium Trust Company
F. Comments
  • Ethos is a fee-only advisor. Only corporate transactions and investment banking activity occur through the broker/dealer in a separate business.

V. Credentials

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 19 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Lehigh University - BS in Business and Economics
C. Current Certifications
D. Association Memberships
  • None

VI. Registration, Licensing,
Compliance

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • RIA and IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • SEC
C. Industry Licenses
  • Securities License(s)
  • Insurance License(s)
  • Other
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 3137390
  • IARD: 166465
  • Insurance: P015841
E. State Licences
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: All 50 States
  • Investment Products for Commission: All 50 States
  • Insurance Products for Commission: Florida
F. Compliance Record (Investment)
  • No Disclosures
G. Compliance Record (Insurance)
  • No Disclosures
H. Criminal Disclosure(s)
  • None
I. Additional Disclosure(s)
  • None
J. View our ADV(s)
K. Links

VII. Business Data & Practices

A. Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    Great things come in small packages, and we are not talking about those beautiful blue Tiffany boxes. Ethos is small yet mighty. For two decades, we have seen dramatic world changes. While we can plan and prepare, we cannot predict. Many investors have not adapted their financial lives as the world around has changed. Don’t get us wrong, there are great timeless ideas; we embrace those. But, we are also curious by nature, and have found better ways. It’s clear that the best investment ideas have existed in hard to find niche areas, and that’s where Ethos excels. Our quest to uncover the most thoughtful and compelling ideas helps investors sleep well at night, even the stormy ones. We believe that a combination of successful strategies, not a single year investment return, results in financial prosperity. By uniting a high-touch experience with high tech tools, we strive to create an unparalleled experience through wealth accumulation, preservation and wealth transition.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $250,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • Available Upon Request
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $625,000,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Skype/Voice
  • Skype/Video-Voice
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Monthly)
  • Other: Other custom reporting as necessary
H. Second Language(s)
  • None
I. Value Statement
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    A) Very low client to advisor relationships B) Unique background - Ask us! C) Expertise in niche asset classes D) We Brings High Conviction Beliefs to Investors: 1) Asset Allocation Matters - The blend various investment classes is the largest determinant in your investment returns. 2) Written Investment Policy Statement - A coordinated plan for every client that aligns objectives with investments. 3) Market Timing Doesn't Work - Market timing does not lead to long term success. 4) Expenses Matter - High internal investment expenses lead to long term under-performance... we keep them skinny. 5) Best of Class - No single manager is the best in every class, finding ideas across managers is simply a smart choice. 6) Financial Success is achieved through the coordination of a combination of successful strategies. 7) Gamma, The Value of an Advisor - Studies show that families with financial advisors accumulate considerably more wealth than those without one.

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Clients
  • Individuals & Couples (Working)
  • Individuals & Couples (Retired)
  • Business (Taxable)
  • Endowments & Foundations
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Planning Advice & Services
  • Investment Advice & Services
  • Insurance Products
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Discretionary and Non-Discretionary
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Planning Only
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews

IX. Certification

Advisor Name
  • Matthew Lapides
Most Recent Update:
  • Feb 16, 2017

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