We offer a team approach to financial planning, offering you a broader scope of expertise than you will likely find in any one person. Clients are our main priority, which is why we work to understand your unique circumstances and ultimately create a distinctive plan that provides a roadmap for your financial journey.
Welcome to M.K. Brown Wealth Advisory, and thank you for visiting our website.
I encourage you to spend a few minutes browsing through our site. You will discover here what makes us different from many other financial advisors – as well as a sense of how we can help you attain the financial independence you deserve.
As an independent consulting practice, we offer objective advice and highly customized financial plans. This highly personal approach, when combined with our own expertise and the knowledge and resources of a large firm, enables M.K. Brown Wealth Advisory to address your needs efficiently and effectively.
To learn more, or for specific information with regard to how we may serve you, please feel free to contact us.Warmest regards,
Martin K. "Bo" Brown, CFP®, CIMA®
Established in 1983, M.K. Brown Wealth Advisory is a fee-based registered investment advisory practice. We provide a full range of planning and investment services.
We are not tied to any proprietary products, and have access to a wide array of independent investment managers. That means we can offer our clients the investments most appropriate to their needs and objectives.
Our practice is relationship-based rather than transaction-based. Our services are fee-based;* we do not charge commissions.
Our investment management philosophy balances personal expertise with modern portfolio theory – an investment approach that quantifies the relationship between risk and return and assesses statistical relationships among the individual securities within your overall portfolio.
Our goal is not to outperform any particular financial market, but to help you meet your financial goals, whatever they may be and regardless of the market climate.
We use an investment tracking system that analyzes absolute, risk-adjusted and relative returns. We can provide return calculations on individual funds and managers as well as on your entire portfolio.
In an asset-based fee relationship, clients pay an annual fee based on the level of assets for the advice and services provided by their financial advisor as a part of the advisory relationship. By deciding to pay a fee for these services rather than commissions, clients must be made aware that the fee may be higher than the cost of a commission alternative during periods of lower trading activity.
Clients must understand that the annual advisory fee charged in fee-based accounts is in addition to the management fees and operating expenses charged by open-end, closed-end and exchange-traded funds. To the extent that clients intend to hold fund shares for extended periods of time, these internal fund expenses should be added to the annual advisory fee when evaluating the costs of the account. Additionally, certain mutual fund families impose short-term trading charges (typically 1% to 2% of the original amount invested), which are generally NOT waived for fee-based accounts.
Clients should be asked to consider these factors when deciding whether a fee-based account is right for them: i) past and anticipated investment activity, ii) past and anticipated use of the products and services available in the account, iii) the value and type of eligible assets, iv) the costs and potential benefits of the service, v) investment objectives and goals, vi) additional financial and planning services provided and vii) personal preferences concerning available payment alternatives.
Clients should consider whether it would be better to pay separately for each trade executed and each product and service used. Since these factors may change, clients and advisors should periodically re-evaluate whether the ongoing use of an asset-based fee program continues to be appropriate in servicing client needs. A complete schedule of charges associated with fee-based accounts is available in the firm's Form ADV Part II or in the applicable Client Agreements.
*In a fee-based account clients pay a quarterly fee, based on the level of assets in the account, for the services of a financial advisor as part of an advisory relationship. In deciding to pay a fee rather than commissions, clients should understand that the fee may be higher than a commission alternative during periods of lower trading. Advisory fees are in addition to the internal expenses charged by mutual funds and other investment company securities. To the extent that clients intend to hold these securities, the internal expenses should be included when evaluating the costs of a fee-based account. Clients should periodically re-evaluate whether the use of an asset-based fee continues to be appropriate in servicing their needs. A list of additional considerations, as well as the fee schedule, is available in the firm’s Form ADV Part II as well as the client agreement.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®” and “Certified Investment Management Analyst℠.” Use of CIMA® and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst℠ signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.