Sowell Management Services (SMS) is a privately held, independent registered investment advisory firm. Founded in 2001, SMS manages more than $1.3 billion in client assets and has employees in Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, San Jose, CA, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

At SMS, we believe people and service come first. Our primary objective is to ensure each and every portfolio we design is customized toward each client’s specific goals, objectives and risk tolerances. Instead of a one-size-fits-all, computerized approach, we believe in a personalized portfolio design process.

We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer service experience, working with you to ensure your investment are in the right place at the right time. We believe our dedication to personal service is what separates our firm from being “just another investment management company.”

Over the years, SMS has built a reputation in the investment management industry. For the fourth year in a row, TrustAdvisor has named SMS to its list of America’s Best TAMPs.


Professional Portfolio Management
Truly Diversified Strategies
Transparent Performance Reporting

One of the core beliefs at Sowell Management Services is modern times demand modern investing solutions!

If investors have learned anything since the turn of the century, it is that using traditional asset allocation techniques (some of which were developed in the 1950’s), are simply not enough in today’s fast paced, highly correlated markets. Offered exclusively through Sowell Management, our trademarked MPD™ (Modern Portfolio Diversification™) represents a new-age approach to portfolio design and diversification.

Using MPD™ the SMS Portfolio Design Team develops portfolios that are diversified not only by asset class, but also across multiple managers, strategies, time frames, and investment methodologies.

SMS offers a diverse platform of portfolio offerings, an investment committee with more than 70 years of portfolio design and investment management experience, and a portfolio design team dedicated to building custom portfolios – one client at a time.

Best of all, our client portal software allows you to keep track of the performance of your investment accounts with data updated daily for true transparency.


Customized Portfolios to Meet Your Needs

At SMS, “goal-based investing” is a key tenet of our belief system.  As opposed to focusing on market benchmarks, a goal-based approach customizes a portfolio of investment strategies tailored to client’s specific goals such as retirement, college education, etc.

The overriding principle of this approach is to focus on the objective, not a specific market benchmark or investment product. Instead of promoting last year’s best performer or trying to “sell” specific strategies, managers, funds, and/or ETFs as the latest, greatest hot-dot solutions, we believe strongly in a disciplined, customized portfolio design process focusing on client objectives, targeted volatility and returns, as well as a strict adherence to client risk tolerances.

In short, Sowell’s Portfolio Design Team works with financial advisors and their clients to create properly diversified portfolios that have been customized to meet their needs.