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
|Firm Start Year:||2004|
|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:||Individual Investors, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Portfolio Management, Investment Advice & Management, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning & Trusts, Financial Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||Our Offices, Video Conference, At your home, At your office, At my office, Via Phone, Via Email|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
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.
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.
|Mon.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tue.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wed.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thu.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Fri.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|MA Boston||MA Buffalo|