Frequently Asked Questions
Our firm requires a minimum account balance of $1,000,000 to open an account for our Investment and Wealth Management and Supervision services; however, we may accept accounts for less than the minimum at our sole discretion.
- Do my children want to go to college? What type of school do they want to attend?
- Do I expect I’ll need to care for my parents?
- What is my current debt look like?
- What are my spending habits like now? And what do I expect to spend money on when I retire?
- How will I spend my retirement years? Will I be spending money on travel? How often?
- How long do I think I’ll live? My spouse? What is/was the lifespan of my parents like?
First of all, I care about others, always have. When I was younger, I watched as the people of my hometown lost everything when our main employer floundered amongst competition. I don’t like anyone having to face the reality that their pensions and retirement are gone.
I have dedicated my life to sharing my financial insight and expertise with others so that they can plan ways to live out a more secure future. As an investment advisor representative of a registered investment advisor, I abide by the fiduciary duty to always have my client’s best interest at the forefront of what I do every day.
First of all, we’ll talk and I’ll listen. I will learn from you what you want your money to do for you in the years to come. I will listen as you tell me about your concerns, your hopes, your goals and your expectations. In return, I will deliver honesty, integrity and clarity as we strategize a plan that is right for you. We will stay in touch with you on a regular basis and I will respond promptly to any questions or concerns you may have.
After we sign the necessary paperwork and have recent account statement copies in hand, the transfer process can begin. My team will contact your previous brokerage firm to initiate the transfers. Typically, most assets transfer in-kind within two weeks via the Automated Customer Account Transfer (ACAT) system. This allows broker dealers to enter, review, and settle transfers in a fully automated manner. Certain investments can take a bit longer or require additional paperwork.
We do not restrict our advice to limited types of products or investments, and always seek to provide the best fit of investments and investment management programs to your financial goals and risk tolerance. In certain cases, we may select a third-party manager to assist us with managing your account. If selected, they will charge you a fee, which will be described to you in their Form ADV and/or agreement. You may also incur charges imposed by the broker-dealer, custodian, trust company, bank and other financial institutions holding your accounts for certain investments and maintaining your account. Some investments, such as mutual funds, index funds, exchange traded funds, and variable annuities, charge additional fees that will reduce the value of your investments over time. In addition, you may have to pay fees such as “surrender charges” to sell variable annuities. Further details and information can be found in our Client Relationship Summary and our Firm Brochure (available online at https://adviserinfo.sec.gov/firm/summary/287859).
An ongoing quarterly fee based on the value of the investments in the account is deducted from the account. The more assets you have in your advisory account, the higher the fee amount (at a constant percentage of assets). We therefore have an incentive to increase the assets in your advisory account and receive more in fees.
Socially Responsible Investing
“I am grateful to help my clients connect with like-minded companies and unleash the power of capital for good.”
Securities are offered through M.S. Howells & Co. a registered broker/dealer and Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through Bruce G Allen Investments LLC. These entities are not affiliated and neither provide legal or tax advice. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice and are not intended as investment advice or to predict future performance. Information is based on data gathered from what we believe are reliable sources. This material contains an assessment of the market and economic environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast or guarantee of future results. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied.
Bruce is ready to listen & work with you to plan your next steps towards financial success.
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370 17th Street Suite 3580
Denver, CO 80202
Bruce G. Allen Investments is located in Denver’s Republic Plaza building at 370 17th Street. We are located in Suite 3580.
There is metered street parking and public parking areas & garages surrounding Republic Plaza.
Once you are inside the main lobby of our building, select an elevator that will take you to the 35th floor. We are located in Suite 3580.