Frequently asked questions
How does Luminist Capital get paid?
We are a fee-only advisor. We are paid a percentage of the assets we manage. If those assets increase in value we get a raise, if they decrease we take a pay cut. This is a transparent structure where our client's best interest is aligned with ours.
What is a Registered Investment Advisor?
A Registered Investment Advisor is an investment firm regulated by the applicable state or federal securities authorities. Investment Advisors have a fiduciary duty to their clients requiring them to place their client's best interest ahead of their own at all times.
What is the difference between the fiduciary standard and the suitability rule?
There are currently two forms of accountability in the financial service industry, they are the suitability rule and the fiduciary standard.
How is Luminist Capital different from Edward Jones, Merril Lynch, Wells Fargo etc...?
Luminist Capital is a Registered Investment Advisor, while the others are broker-dealers.
What is Luminist Capital's investment philosophy?
To read about our investment philosophy visit the investment process page.
What is an option overlay?
An option overlay is a combination of options used in conjunction with a core ivestment. These are used to both generate additional income in slow markets and to define the total potential risk of loss for the investor.
What types of investors do we serve?
Luminist Capital has thoughtfully designed portfolios and plans that guide investors through all phases of retirement planning allowing us to serve any investor at any stage of life.
What types of accounts does Luminist Capital support?
We can support the following account types. If you don't see what you need below please email us here.
What's the difference between a financial advisor and an investment advisor?
Investment advisors are firms and their representatives must be properly licensed, regulated at the state and/or federal level and adhere to a fidciary standard.
How does my current advisor get paid?
Depending on the type of firm you currently work with, what you see on your account statements may not be the full picture. To find out what commissions and/or fees you are actually paying contact us for a complimentary Portfolio Cost Analysis.