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
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.