Sowell Management Services

A Dedicated Partner for IAR and RIA Business

“We foster and support advisors in their quest to provide unparalleled service and management to their clients. We do this through a consultative and customized approach to meet the needs of each advisor.  Our goal is to provide each advisor with the most elusive commodity – time.”

– Bill Sowell, CEO & Founder

WHAT WE DO

The financial services industry is rapidly changing and continues to evolve.  It’s important to find a partner that can provide the tools and the ability to adapt and thrive!

Independence

You retain 100% ownership of your practice! Partnering with SMS allows you to take the time to work on your business while retaining your independence.

Turn-Key Technology Suite

Our state-of-the-art technology suite helps you grow your business and remain transparent to your clients.

Transition Support

Our seasoned team guides your transition process, making transitioning your book of business as smooth as possible.

Custodial Options

Sowell has the ability to handle accounts at TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab, & TCA with a competitive pricing structure.

Dedicated Support

Our partners have access to a dedicated support team for account openings, distributions, and other necessary business functions.

Brand Development

Keep your established brand or design and integrate a new brand/logo. Our Creative Design team offers customized marketing solutions for your business.

Compliance Outsourcing

Our RIA partners can outsource compliance responsibilities, making difficult compliance-related functions less cumbersome.

Portfolio Management

Leverage our SMA strategies to outsource your portfolio management. Our “Outsourced CIO” model also includes white-labeled solutions,  thought leadership, and more.

What We Provide

FREEDOM, TIME AND VALUE

PROBLEM
Perhaps the biggest challenge of going independent is assembling the necessary back office tools, technology, and staff – in a cost efficient manner.
SOLUTION
Partnering with Sowell gives advisors the tools, the technology, and the support needed to succeed – and a cost structure designed to save you money!
OUTSOURCING DONE RIGHT
SMS goes beyond the typical “aggregator” service menu by offering outsourced investment management, back office, compliance, and marketing services.

A TRUE PARTNER

At Sowell, we are passionate about our purpose, our people, and our partners. Our partners can expect an open-door communication policy and what we call an “outrageous service” model. However, we understand that service only goes so far. Being a true partner means sharing the tools needed to make business boom. At Sowell, we have quite the toolbox available for our IAR and RIA partners.

CHOOSE THE SERVICES THAT FIT YOUR BUSINESS

TWO WAYS TO PARTNER

Sowell Management Services offers two distinct partnership avenues that we believe are our core competencies – Back Office Services and Portfolio Management. Whether you are an RIA, IAR, or looking to break into the business of investment advisory, our firm’s diverse set of services can accommodate your needs.

Back Office

  • Billing & Reporting
  • Technology
  • Account Paperwork
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Cashiering

Portfolio Management

  • 32 SMA Strategies
  • White Labeled Solutions
  • Portfolio Design Team
  • Outsourced Selection
  • Access to Outside Managers

Whether you need Back Office Services, Portfolio Management, or both, Sowell Management Services has your business covered.

OPEN ARCHITECTURE

ROBUST SERVICES 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, robust services platform designed to make advisors more efficient and more profitable!
  • 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

OUTSOURCED CIO

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Looking for help with portfolio design and/or investment management? As one of the core competencies of our business, we take investment management very seriously. Utilize our “Outsourced CIO” model and see what makes SMS one of “America’s Best TAMPs.”

TA 2017 ABTAMPs
  • Sowell was named one of America’s Best TAMPs by Trust Advisor for the 4th consecutive year in 2017.
  • Taking advantage of Sowell’s Investment Committee, Research, Portfolio DesignTeam, Trademarked Modern Portfolio Diversification Method, and Trading Services allows you more time to focus on client relationships and your practice.

SMS TAMP Services

  • Customized Portfolio Design
  • Manager/Strategy Selection
  • White-Label Investment Solutions
  • Daily Portfolio Management
  • Independent Research
  • Trading and Rebalancing
  • Daily Reconciliation
  • GIPS Verification
  • Dedicated Portfolio Design Team