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.

SMS has managed client assets since 2001, 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.


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.




You retain 100% ownership of your practice!

Turn-key Technology Suite

Robust 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 Support

RIA partners can utilize Sowell’s compliance services.

Portfolio Management

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


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.


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, services can include:

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