What is a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm?
As a registered investment advisory firm, Matthews Advisors, LLC acts in a fiduciary capacity, which means we always put the interests of our clients ahead of our own interests. Under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, any firm that is engaged in the business of providing financial advice for a fee is considered to be an “investment advisor.” These firms are required to be registered with the appropriate federal or state agency. As such, Matthews Advisors, LLC is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
Among the most highly trained professionals in the financial services industry, CPAs must achieve college education requirements, have experience working in a CPA firm environment, and pass the Uniform CPA examination. Licensed and regulated by state boards of accountancy, they must also complete 80 hours of continuing education every two years. People that come to Mathews Advisors, LLC benefit from having our qualified team of CPAs driving their financial planning decisions.
What ethical standards do you follow?
Our status as both a registered investment advisor (RIA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) ensures that we adhere to the fiduciary standards detailed above. As well, we are bound by a code of ethics that ensures we demonstrate integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence in providing financial planning services.
What is your fee structure?
At Matthews Advisors, LLC, our compensation is 100% transparent so you know exactly what we make and the value we provide. We charge a competitive asset under management (AUM) annual fee that is computed on the value of the assets we manage.
Do you have a minimum account size?
While we do not have a minimum account size, our services are best suited for clients with investable assets in excess of $500,000 with a net worth of at least $1,000,000 or diligently working towards these amounts.