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Paladin Registry 5 Stars

This advisor or firm is a vetted, documented member of the Paladin Registry.

This advisor or firm received a 5 Star quality rating from Paladin’s research department. Paladin analysts use a proprietary algorithm to rate the quality of financial advisor and firm credentials, ethics, business practices, and services.

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I. Snapshot

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2015
B. Years of Experience
  • 24
C. College Degrees
  • Towson University - Business Administration
D. Certifications
  • AIF®, CFP®, CRPC®
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    Wealth management is about much more than crafting investment portfolios. It’s about translating your financial goals into a comprehensive plan with specific strategies and actions that carefully balance your short-term needs with your long-term aspirations. It’s about planning for the unexpected and putting protections in place to ensure the well-being of your loved ones. And it’s about preparing the next generation for the challenges of wealth. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”

G. Asset Requirement
  • $250,000

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Did Not Answer
B. Main Location
  • 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway
    Suite 204
    Columbia, Maryland, 21045
C. Telephone
  • 410.740.0220

III. Internet

B. Social Connections
C. View Articles

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Williams Asset Management
B. Relationship to Firm
  • Independent Contractor
C. Name of RIA
  • Commonwealth Financial Network®
D. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • Commonwealth Financial Network®
E. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • National Financial Services
  • Fidelity

V. Credentials

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 24 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Towson University - Business Administration
D. Financial Industry Associations (Active Memberships)
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council

VI. Registration, Licensing,
Compliance

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • SEC
C. Industry Licenses
  • Securities License(s)
  • Insurance License(s)
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 2470323
  • IARD: None
  • Insurance: None
E. State Licences
  • Investment Products for Commission: Maryland
  • Insurance Products for Commission: Maryland
F. Compliance Record (Investment)
  • No Disclosures
G. Compliance Record (Insurance)
  • No Disclosures
H. Criminal Disclosure(s)
  • None
I. Additional Disclosure(s)
  • Five stars indicate a financial advisor scored in the 90th percentile or higher when Paladin evaluated the professional's credentials, ethics, and business practices. Advisors must... View More
    Five stars indicate a financial advisor scored in the 90th percentile or higher when Paladin evaluated the professional's credentials, ethics, and business practices. Advisors must achieve a five star quality to be profiled in Paladin's Registry. Some advisors who are listed in the Registry have more education, experience, and certifications than other advisors. Registry profiles display data that are submitted to Paladin by advisors, however Paladin does not validate the accuracy of all of the data. Investors are solely responsible for validating the accuracy of advisor data before making their selection decision. A five star quality rating is not an indicator of future results.” Advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Adviser. This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IN, KS, MD, ME, MI, NC, NT, NY, PA, TX, VA.
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K. Links

VII. Business Data & Practices

A. Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    Wealth management is about much more than crafting investment portfolios. It’s about translating your financial goals into a comprehensive plan with specific strategies and actions that carefully balance your short-term needs with your long-term aspirations. It’s about planning for the unexpected and putting protections in place to ensure the well-being of your loved ones. And it’s about preparing the next generation for the challenges of wealth. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $250,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 350
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $225,000,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
  • Commissions (Investment Products)
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Skype/Video-Voice
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Monthly)
  • Market Environment (Monthly)
  • Newsletters (Monthly)
H. Second Language(s)
  • None
I. Value Statement
  • View Value Statement
    At Williams Asset Management, our sole focus is on YOU – your life, your family, your legacy and your happiness. We make a conscious choice to cater to a smaller client base so we can provide a more intimate and personalized experience; taking time to genuinely listen to your hopes, your dreams and your worries. Each client we work with has a unique set of variables: different circumstances, different goals and different challenges. But they all seek the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their wealth is being diligently and prudently managed by independent, trusted professionals. As a fiduciary, we’re held to the very highest standards of client care – committed to always putting your interests first by delivering unbiased advice, recommending risk-appropriate investment solutions, providing totally transparent pricing and avoiding all conflicts of interest.

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
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews

IX. Certification

Advisor Name
  • Gary Williams
Most Recent Update:
  • Dec 13, 2018

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