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West Branch Capital LLC

Tel: 413-256-1225
9 Research Drive, Suite 1
P.O. Box 2067
Amherst, MA 01004

Independent fee-only, SEC-registered Investment Advisers

West Branch Capital LLC | Financial Advisor in Amherst ,MA

About West Branch Capital LLC

West Branch Capital is an independent fee-only, SEC registered Investment Adviser acting in a fiduciary capacity providing holistic Wealth Management Services, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Estate Planning and Tax Strategies.

Four office locations: Amherst, Hingham, and Hyannis, Massachusetts and Williamsville, New York


General Information

Firm Start Year:   2004
No.of Employees:   10-19
Gender:   Male
Name of Custodial Firm:   Fidelity, Schwab
Work Experience:   Founder, Managing Member & CEO, West Branch Capital LLC -- 12/2004 to Present Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers -- 1999 to 2004 Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant, Smith Barney, -- 1994 to 1999 Vice President, Investments, Kidder Peabody -- 1982 to 1994
I work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses, Individual Investors
Advisory Services Provided:   Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts


Services

I can meet clients in the following ways:   Video Conference, Our Offices, Via Email, Via Phone, At your office, At your home, At my office


Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   359
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   5-10
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   359
Assets Managed by Firm:   $439,899,182
Advisor's Number of Clients:   359
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   359
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $439,899,182


Compliance

Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record


Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $1,000,000 *
Additional Details on Charges:   Because our fees are negotiable, fee rates can vary from client to client. Therefore, your actual fee schedule may be lower than the following. Annual Rate Assets Under Management 1.50% First $500,000 1.25% Next $500,000 to $1,000,000 1.00% Next $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 0.75% Next $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.65% All amounts over $5,000,000



Faqs

  • How do you charge for your services? Fees are charged as a percentage of assets under management on a quarterly basis, based on the client's Investment Advisory Agreement. As a fee-only adviser, West Branch Capital does not sell any products or earn commissions, and we have a fiduciary responsibility to work in the best interests of our clients. "Fee-Only" is the most objective and transparent model of compensation. Fee-Only advisers are compensated directly by clients to advise, implement, and manage assets, never accepting commissions and always disclosing potential conflicts of interest. Additionally, our financial planning services are provided in connection with or as part of our Portfolio Management services. For clients receiving Portfolio Management services, financial planning services are provided at no additional charge.
  • What services do you offer? West Branch Capital is an independent fee-only, SEC registered Investment Adviser acting in a fiduciary capacity providing holistic Wealth Management Services, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Estate Planning and Tax Strategies. We offer a full range of investment management services for individuals and institutions. We manage equities, domestic fixed income (both taxable and tax-free), balanced portfolios, mutual funds, closed end funds, exchange-traded funds and similar vehicles. Investment Management--We will work with you to build a customized portfolio based on your individual investment goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. The portfolio we build together will be focused on helping you to achieve your specific goals. Financial planning--Our comprehensive planning process takes into account the key areas of your financial life  including estate planning, insurance, college savings, retirement needs, and access to a secure portal to assist in tracking.


Disclaimer

West Branch Capital LLC (West Branch Capital) is a Registered Investment Advisor, registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. West Branch Capital provides asset management and related services for clients nationally and internationally. West Branch Capital will file and maintain all applicable licenses as required by the state securities boards and/or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as applicable. West Branch Capital renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with the states regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. This web site is intended to provide general information about West Branch Capital. It is not intended to offer investment advice. Information regarding investment products and services are provided solely to read about our investment philosophy, our strategies and to be able to contact us for further information. Market data, articles and other content on this web site are based on generally-available information and are believed to be reliable. West Branch Capital does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in this web site. The information is of a general nature and should not be construed as investment advice. West Branch Capital will provide all prospective clients with a copy of our current Form ADV Part 2 and Form ADV Part 3 prior to commencing an Advisory relationship. If you have any questions regarding Compliance and Regulatory information, please contact us.

Ayaz  Mahmud

West Branch Capital LLC

Ayaz Mahmud is the Founder and CEO of West Branch Capital. He is a dedicated Portfolio Manager for Client accounts of the firm and also serves as the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Mahmud earned a Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts from Syracuse University in 1982.

Four office locations for client convenience: Amherst, Hingham, and Hyannis Massachusetts; and Williamsville, New York.

My Services

Financial Planning for Individuals

Our financial planning services are tailored to address your current and future financial needs. Our comprehensive planning process takes into account the key areas of your financial life, including estate planning, insurance, college savings and retirement needs, and culminates in a personalized financial plan decades into the future. Then, we work with your attorney, accountant, insurance agent and other professionals to execute our plan. Our secure financial planning portal helps you keep track of your goals.


Portfolio Management

We will work with you to build a customized portfolio based on your individual investment goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. The portfolio we build together will be focused on helping you to achieve your specific goals.

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Communities Served

Amherst MA Hyannis
MA Boston MA Buffalo
NY