Christopher Nichols
Nichols Investment Advisory Services

Nine Steeple Street
Mashpee, MA 02649

About Nichols Investment Advisory Services

As a Registered Investment Advisor, Nichols Investment Advisory Services provides asset management services. Proposed portfolios are implemented through Fidelity Investment Advisor Group, a full service fee based asset management account enabling the purchase of no-load and loaded funds ( with sales charges waived) without transaction fees. Portfolios are reviewed monthly examining asset allocation percentages and other factors which may effect performance. Additionally quarterly performance reports with market commentary are available. The client is charged an annual fee.

25 Years of Experience


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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1993
No.of Employees:   2-4
Insurance License#:   life, health, disability
Name of Custodial Firm:   Fidelity Investments
States Licensed in:   Massachusetts
Number of Years with Current Firm:   15
Work Experience:   Started with John Hancock in the early eighties and then moved on to work with Fidelity Investments. Achieved account executive status at Fidelity working with there high net worth clients. In 1987 Started own practice working with senior level high tech executives. Practice continued as a Registered Investment Advisory firm working with Fidelity and performing investment advisory services for Physicians, retirees, small businesses. Designed and managed pension plans for small business and medical pratices. Also contined to do insurance planning for clients helping them with life,disability and there longterm care needs.
I work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations , Individual Investors , Businesses


Services

Investment Types:   Annuities , Insurance , Real Estate , Stocks , Alternative Investments , Options & Futures , Commodities , Mutual Funds , Bonds , Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) , Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   At my office , At your home , Via phone , Via email , At your office


Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability , Health , Life , Long Term Care
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA)


Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   100+
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   30
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   70
Assets Managed by Firm:   $ 15,000,000.00
Advisor's Number of Clients:   100
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   70
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   30
Assets Managed by Advisor:   15,000,000.00


Compliance

Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Registered Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   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:   I am a fee-only financial professional
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   100,000.00
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets:   1
Hourly Rate:   100
Additional Details on Charges:   When requested, I will work with clients on a fee only basis.
Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:   $1500.00
Minimum Fee Charged for Hourly Planning Accounts:   $100.00
Minimum Fee Charged for Flat Fee Accounts:   $350.00



Faqs

  • Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy? Fees are prorated and portfolios are billed in advance. Upon written request advisor agreements may be terminated and fees will be refunded
  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? Nichols graduated from Merrimack College with a BA in 1979. Then attending Suffolk University Nichols received an MPA in 1981. Nichols has a fromal education in portfolio management and received an AAMS from the College of Financial Planning in Denver Colorado.
  • What is your approach to financial planning? Our approach to financial planning embraces the concepts of modern portfolio theory. A fact finder is taken initialy and optimum portfolios are created taking into consideration risk tolerance, time horrizon, and other factors. Mutual funds are carefully screened and selected. Also, individual stocks and bonds amy be utilized. Portfolios are re-balanced on a quarterly basis.
  • What services do you offer? Investment analysis and planning, portfolio management, insurance planning, modular financial planning including retirement planning.
  • How many clients do you currently manage? more than 100
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Christopher Nichols

Christopher Nichols

AAMSŪ, RIA

Communities Served

Massachusetts

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