Polaris Advisors, LLC is a fee only Registered Investment Advisor helping individuals and small institutions build, manage and grow investment portfolios to support their lives and charitable missions. We believe our clients should be treated as if they were valued customers in the trust department of a bank, rather than just accounts at a brokerage firm. First and foremost, that means they should receive Investment Management Services delivered under the Fiduciary Standard, and not some watered down "Suitability Rule" that allows an advisor to receive commissions.
Polaris Advisors' primary goal is to provide unbiased, honest and accurate financial advice. We provide investment management, tax planning, estate planning, and retirement planning. We meet our clients and prospective clients in our office and/or their home.
We look for long term relationships with each of our clients. When the bond of familiarity grows between our clients and us, life improves. It's easier and more effective to service clients we know well, while clients gain the confidence of knowing we will take care of them.
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|Number of Years with Current Firm:||-|
|I work with the following types of clients:||-|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||At my office|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Financial Organization Memberships:||Boston Security Analysts Society|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||100+|
|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-Based (Fee and Commissions)|
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$250,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||0.9%|
|Additional Details on Charges:||Initial meetings are complementary for qualified inquires, and usually include the development of a financial plan. Management fees are assessed at 0.225% of assets under management, per quarter, in arrears. (9/10th of a percent per year) Polaris Advisors has no set up charges or termination fees. All services described except lawyers fees for documenting estate plans are included.|
Fredric E. Weldon is the managing director and founder of Polaris Advisors. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer and direct contact for the firm's clients.
Ric has been in the Investment Management Business since 1993. Prior to that, he spent 14 years as a Commercial Loan Officer for a number of major Boston banks.
Ric became a Financial Planner in 1996, working with clients of a local bank, and subsequently joined a Boston based financial planning firm. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst credential in 1998 and began focusing his attention on the needs of employees forced into early retirement as a result of the 2001-2002 recession.
In 2003, Ric formed Polaris Advisors and registered the firm with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This allows Polaris to operate without a Broker-Dealer as an employer/supervisor.
Ric is a single father living in Hopkinton MA with his two children; Kristina and Kyle.