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Paladin Research Report For:

Linscomb & Williams

Key Contact:

I. Snapshot

A. Key Contact Name
B. Combined Credentials of Key Professionals
  • Average Years of Experience:
C. Firm Record of Compliance
  • No Disclosures
D. Assets Under Management & Advisement
  • $2,450,000,000
E. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $500,000
F. Types of Client Relationships

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Harold Williams
B. Main Location
  • Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
C. Additional Locations
  • Houston, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Huntsville, Alabama

III. Internet

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Linscomb & Williams
B. Name of Registered Investment Advisor
  • Linscomb & Williams
C. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • None

V. Professionals

VI. Firm Registration, Licensing, Compliance

A. Firm Registration (Advice & Services for Fees)
  • RIA
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • SEC
C. Firm Licenses (Commission Products)
  • Securities: No
  • Insurance: No
D. Firm Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 106779
  • IARD: 106779
  • Insurance: None
E. Firm State Licensing
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: Texas
F. Financial Fiduciary (Advice & Services for Fees)
  • Yes
G. Firm Record of Compliance
  • FINRA.org: No Disclosures
  • SEC.gov: No Disclosures
  • State Securities: Not Applicable
  • State Insurance: Not Applicable
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

    L&W’s philosophy remains true to our founder’s goal in 1971: to offer services that address the problems clients experience on the road to financial success. Some people have a clear picture of where they are and where they want to go, but need help with the HOW – how to achieve their goals. They need an experienced team to address the HOW. More than just the investment portfolio, it includes taxes, cash flow, estate goals, risk, and more. Some have a plan for HOW. But, is the right team helping - - is the team trustworthy? Clients need a team experienced in various markets and able to maneuver in the ever-changing tax climate. Clients need a firm 100% committed to the Fiduciary model with the depth to “be there”, even when they are not.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $500,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 1,400
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $2,450,000,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Monthly)
  • Market Environment (Monthly)
  • Newsletters (Monthly)
H. Value Statement
  • View Value Statement
    How can you judge if Linscomb & Williams is the right fit for you and your family? We cannot completely answer such a question without some further conversation with you to hear your concerns and understand your goals. However, to help you judge whether you’d like to invest an hour or so in that kind of conversation, we will share some feedback we’ve received from other clients in our 44 years of working with people. The most important feedback we receive from clients is that they want a firm

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Firm Clients
  • Other
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Planning Advice & Services
  • Investment Advice & Services
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Yes
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews
E. Custodian(s)
  • Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Vanguard Investments

IX. Certification

Firm Name
  • Linscomb & Williams
Most Recent Update:
  • Feb 22, 2019

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