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Paladin Research Report For:

SGL Financial, LLC

Key Contact: Gabriel Lewit

I. Snapshot

A. Key Contact Name
  • Gabriel Lewit
  • Telephone: (847) 499-3331
B. Combined Credentials of Key Professionals
  • Number of Firm Professionals: 7
    Average Years of Experience: 15
    Combined Degrees: 9
    Certifications: 7
C. Firm Record of Compliance
  • No Disclosures
D. Assets Under Management & Advisement
  • $82,735,000
E. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $250,000
F. Types of Client Relationships
  • Traditional
  • Virtual

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Gabriel Lewit
B. Main Location
  • 1130 W Lake Cook Road
    Suite 150
    Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089
C. Additional Locations
  • None
D. Telephone
  • Main: 847.499.3330
  • Other: (847) 499-3775

III. Internet

B. Social Connections

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • SGL Financial
B. Name of Registered Investment Advisor
  • SGL Financial
C. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • None

V. Professionals

VI. Firm Registration, Licensing, Compliance

A. Firm Registration (Advice & Services for Fees)
  • RIA and IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • SEC
C. Firm Licenses (Commission Products)
  • Securities: Yes
  • Insurance: No
D. Firm Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 158023
  • IARD: None
  • Insurance: None
E. Firm State Licensing
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: All 50 States
  • Investment Products for Commission: Not Applicable
  • Insurance Products for Commission: Illinois
F. Financial Fiduciary (Advice & Services for Fees)
  • Yes
G. Firm Record of Compliance
  • No Disclosures
  • No Disclosures
  • State Securities: No Disclosures
  • State Insurance: No Disclosures
H. Additional Disclosure(s)
  • None
I. View Firm ADV
J. Links to Regulatory Agencies and Associations

VII. Business Data & Practices

A. Firm Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    SGL Financai is a holistice financial planning firm. Our representatives believe that acting as a fiduciary and always putting our clients interests ahead of our own interests should be a number one priority for any firm. Our firm motto, "Building Wealth For Life" reflects our philosophy that money and investment management is important, but only if it provides our clients with peace of mind, confidence in their future, protection for their families, and time to focus on quality of life and the things that really matter. Compared with many "advisers" whose goal is to just sell you a product or limited service, SGL's goal is to be your lifelong "trusted adviser" and your source for all your financial decisions. We pride ourselves on our history of "5 Star" client service and satisfaction. Contact us today for a world class client / adviser experience.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $250,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 600
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $82,735,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
  • Commissions (Insurance Products)
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Skype/Voice
  • Skype/Video
  • GoToMeeting (or similar service)
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Monthly)
  • Market Environment (Quarterly)
  • Newsletters (Quarterly)
H. Value Statement
  • View Value Statement
    SGL Financial recommends a unique blend of strategic evidence based investing and tactical risk management. Evidence has shown that diversification of both asset classifications and money management techniques has proven beneficial to clients in this economic environment.

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Firm Clients
  • Individuals & Couples (Working)
  • Individuals & Couples (Retired)
  • Business Pension Plans
  • Business (Taxable)
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Planning Advice & Services
  • Investment Advice & Services
  • Insurance Products
  • Tax Advice & Services
  • Legal Advice & Services
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Yes
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Planning Only
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews
E. Custodian(s)
  • TD Ameritrade Institutional

IX. Certification

Firm Name
  • SGL Financial, LLC
Most Recent Update:
  • Feb 15, 2019