Who We Are

Sowell Management Services (SMS) is a privately held, independent registered investment advisory firm offering a broad array of investment strategies as well as turn-key back office service solutions to financial advisors.

Founded in 2001, SMS manages more than a billion dollars in client assets and has offices in Chicago, Denver, San Jose, and Little Rock.

For the fourth year in a row, TrustAdvisor has named SMS to its list of America’s Best TAMPs.

WHAT WE DO

At SMS, our overriding goal is to create more time for advisors to focus on client-facing/revenue-generating activities. Toward this end, our business is set up to provide key services for our partners to utilize in order to grow their business.

 

SOWELL MANAGEMENT PROVIDES IAR AND RIA
PARTNERS:

Independence

You retain 100% ownership of your practice!

Turn-key Technology Suite

State-of-the-art technology tools to help you grow your business.

Transition Support

Our seasoned team guides your transition process.

Custodial Options

TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab & TCA

Dedicated Support

IAR/RIA partners have a dedicated support team for account openings and other necessary business functions.

Brand Development

Keep your established brand –or– design and integrate a new brand/logo!

Compliance Outsourcing

RIA partners can outsource compliance responsibilities.

Portfolio Management

Leverage the SMS Solutions Platform to outsource your PM. SMS also offers white-label portfolio strategies, thought leadership, and customized solutions.

A TRUE PARTNER

 

We are extremely passionate about our purpose, our people and our partners. Advisors can expect an open-door communication policy and what we call an “outrageous service” model. Below is an illustration of how Sowell Management Services can plug in to your business.

ALL-INCLUSIVE PLATFORM

Whether you are moving from a wirehouse, an independent B/D, or a bank – you need a partner that will provide a fairly priced, open architecture, all-inclusive platform designed to make advisors more efficient and more profitable!

SMS offers a full suite of turn-key back office service solutions allowing advisors the opportunity to outsource administrative and operational tasks, compliance, and portfolio management. For our RIA and IAR partners, we provide:

  • Negotiated Custodial Pricing
  • System Integration
  • CRM
  • Email Review & Archiving
  • File Storage
  • Client Portal
  • Financial Planning Software
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Compliance
  • Registration and Licensing
  • E&O Insurance
  • Website Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Thought Leadership
  • Investment Research
  • Office Reviews
  • Middle Office Support
  • Portfolio Design & Construction
  • Performance Reporting
  • Billing
  • Strategy Distribution