We want to understand YOUR story and work with you in your
current stage of life.  

SERVICES

  • We believe that a well constructed financial plan can reduce or eliminate that stress as you dream about your future while preparing for any speed bumps or roadblocks along the way. Using leading edge technology, we allow clients to follow along in the planning process as we reach objectives and celebrate milestones. Through planning we're able to more fully understand our clients and provide insights to help achieve goals more quickly or more safely.

    FINANCIAL PLANNING
  • We are dedicated to designing and executing disciplined processes born out of a time-tested methodology. We manage portfolios using individual equities and fixed income instruments, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, and cash. Our team works diligently to produce objective based results, tracking progress with leading edge technology which allows us to offer clients more transparency and communication through the portfolio management process.

    INVESTMENTS
  • We monitor plan construction and implementation through design, adoption, compliance, administration and reporting and build the necessary processes to ensure the plan is managed and maintained efficiently. We also provide a robust financial wellness program for employees, with on-site education, online replays, online education videos, and access to an experienced adviser when a participant has a personal question about their specific financial situation.

    401K PLANS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What makes Sphere unique?


Sphere was born out of the idea that the industry is broken. There are good people, that want to do right by their clients at big firms, they're not the problem, it's the firm they work for. We started Sphere to completely change that dynamic, align ourselves on the same side of the table with the client, and offer clients a level of service historically reserved for the economic elites.




Why choose Sphere over the big firms out there?


At Sphere, we never collect a fee from anyone other than the client, and our fees are a set percentage, so as the client does better, Sphere does better. We DO NOT sell anything, we're here to give advice and manage client assets, so it doesn't matter what types of investments we use, our fee doesn't change, meaning there's no conflict of interest with our advice. The biggest issue inside big firms isn't even commissions versus fees, it's where the advice is coming from. Some firms, unfortunately many of the large firms, get large revenue share or 12-b-1 fees back to the firm from certain investment companies, this is on top of all their client fees. The advisor may no longer receive this compensation, but the firm still does. So, when they coach their advisors on which investment companies to recommend, guess which companies they promote?!?! Makes you wonder who beneifts from the recommendation most, the client, or the firm?




Do you think I could do this myself?


I love it when clients ask this question, because the answer is yes. The same way I could represent myself in a criminal trial, change the brakes on my car, or diagnose a sharp pain in my side that won't go away. We do occasionally meet someone with the knowledge to do a lot of what we do and do it well. Usually, those are our best clients, because they understand the time commitment involved in doing this extremely well, is immense. They also recognize that while some people think we just manage "stocks," that's only about 40% of a client's portfolio on average. We also understand how macroeconomic and geopolitical factors can influence the flow of capital into different asset classes. We understand how to build portfolios using these asset classes and maintain a tactical balance of correlated and non-correlated assets. Some people think we're trying to buy stocks that we think will go up, but in reality, we build portfolios that give our clients the highest likelihood of meeting their financial goals. We do love talking about stocks, which is why we have a group meeting every other Friday where anyone can join and we'll do a little education and answer questions about markets or individual stocks. You're welcome to join us on Facebook Live, just follow our page, Sphere Wealth Management, there are icons on our site you can click to find us.




What types of clients do you work with?


There was a stigma at the big firms, that if you didn't have a lot of money, you weren't welcome. We hated that, we believe everyone should have access to this level of service and expertise, so we do not have an account minimum. We work with individuals and families to build a financial plan, invest well, and meet objectives. We don't care where you're at in life, we want to meet you there.




What exactly does Sphere do for me?


As a Registered Investment Adviser, Sphere designs and manages portfolios for clients based on their risk tolerance and objectives. A lot of firms use 3-5 different risk categories, maybe all of their clients are the same. We use 9 different portfolio strategies which we believe are better suited to meet client objectives over time. These are the different services to meet client needs and expectations: Sphere Wealth is our more traditional platform, usually larger account balances (>$100K), tactical portfolios with individual stocks, bonds, and etfs. Sphere Prime is less involved, for any size account, static portfolios with etfs and mutual funds. Financial Planning is for anyone that wants to develop an in-depth financial plan that looks at current savings methods and does a future cash-flow analysis and stress test to find the weaknesses in the plan where Sphere can offer suggestions. Retirement Plans is for small to mid-size employers that want to offer their employees a 401k plan or hear about all of the options we can utilize to benefit both business owner and employees. Sphere Interactive is designed for employees, employers, and individuals that want help getting off on the right foot financially.




How much does it cost?


Sphere charges a fee based on assets in your account. It's a tiered fee schedule so that as your account grows the percentage we charge decreases. Our Wealth platform fee schedule starts at 1.25% and goes down from there, our average fee is around .80%. The fee is calculated annually, divided by 4, and billed quarterly, so if an account is $100,000, the maximum fee for our services is 1.25% of the account value annually, or $1,250, but billed quarterly at $312.50. If we can increase the account value to $150,000, our fee increases to $1,875 annually. So you can see our incentive is not to sell you any high commission products, but to simply help you grow your account value. Our Financial Planning services are billed separately and are a flat fee based on the service level associated. Planning fees start at $1,500 annually. Our Sphere Interactive platform is $15 a month. Click here to learn more.




How do you select the investments for your portfolios?


Portfolios are constructed using mutual funds, etfs, individual stocks, and individual bonds or cds. We have designed portfolios to achieve investment optimization when making contributions, withdrawals, or rebalancing the allocation. Mutual Funds and etfs are selected using the Center for Fiduciary Studies process, which has become an industry standard for fiduciary investment advisers. Equities are selected using a rigorous process that involves identifying companies with strong balance sheets and higher than average cash flows and cash return on invested capital. We look for companies that are well positioned in their industry to achieve the objectives of the portfolios. Fixed income instruments are selected using individual client needs and objectives and aim to offer an enhanced yield with less fund flow risk than a traditional etf or fund.




How frequently do you meet with clients?


We believe in offering frequent communication and firm transparency. In addition to a weekly account performance email and an annual client review, we offer clients access to our market commentaries and quarterly reviews through our content library on this site. We also provide educational videos and portfolio management explanation videos as frequently as necessary. Our Cient Experience team is always available to answer questions and/or handle client needs as they arise.





THE

ADVANTAGE

OF TEAMWORK

At Sphere Wealth Management, you don't just hire an advisor, you hire a whole team whose sole focus is making sure your needs are met at every step along the way.

INSIGHTS AND EDUCATION

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​​Sphere, LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser.  Advisory Services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Sphere, LLC and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure.  Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Sphere, LLC unless a client service agreement is in place. Additional information about Sphere, LLC also is available on the SEC's website www.adviserinfo.sec.gov

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