With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, I have been helping to improve clients' long-term financial success and change lives for over 15 years as a fee-only advisor and planner at Schwallier Wealth Management. I offer guidance in the form of financial planning, on-going investment advice and management, and insight on all things affecting life and finances. My goal is that clients are better off for having chosen me, specifically, and I strive to become an indispensable resource in helping clients attain financial peace.
After working as an advisor at Morgan Stanley and AG Edwards and becoming disenchanted with the standard of care to clients and advisors at large wirehouse firms, I struck out on my own for clients and became a fee-only advisor foregoing any commission-based business and working for my clients directly without the conflict of interest of working for a captive brokerage firm. I am constantly reading, learning, and improving my skill-set for clients. This includes proudly becoming a member of NAPFA as a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
I reside in Tallmadge Township with my wife, Val, and my two children. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball as long as my body allows, and practicing yoga.
Schwallier Wealth Management LLC has been helping to improve clients' long-term financial success
and change lives for over 15 years. We offer guidance in the form of financial planning, on-going
investment advice and management, and insight on all things affecting life and finances. Our goal
is that clients are better off for having met us, specifically, and we want to become an
indispensable resource in helping clients attain financial peace.
After tiring of being a captive advisor to a broker-dealer and managing the inherent conflicts that serving two masters(employer and client) creates, Adam Schwallier formed this SEC-Registered Investment Advisory(RIA) firm.
Schwallier Wealth Management(SWM) was borne to serve clients directly without the trappings of a broker-dealer. As a fiduciary, SWM is required to always work in clients best interests and fully disclose any conflicts of interest.
As a fee-only firm, we work directly for clients and never accept any commission revenue that may create a conflict of interest.
Using this approach, the firm has grown well from a single advisor office to a multiple advisor team with a robust staff.
Client Service Rep
I serve clients every day through completing various service functions, including being the primary point of contact for various projects and administrative functions. My goal is to make client onboarding, ongoing service, and account maintenance a painless process for everyone. I also help to create an inviting atmosphere in the office. I came to Schwallier Wealth Management LLC after spending over 25 years in the insurance industry. I bring expertise in document control and streamlining, customer service, and special project management to the SWM team.
I graduated in 2015 from Grand Valley State University with my B.B.A. in Finance and most recently, in 2018, completed the Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program. Coupled with my passion for financial planning, I also love to learn and continue to expand my knowledge base. I have plans to sit for the CFP® exam and am currently in process of studying to become an IRS Enrolled Agent and sitting for the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE). My long-term education goals include earning my Masters of Business Administration degree and other designations respected within the finance community to better help service clients.
|Firm Start Year:||2007|
|No. of Employees:||2-4|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||LPL Financial|
|States Licensed in:||MI, IN|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||15|
* President and IAR, Schwallier Wealth|
Management LLC (09/07-Present)
* Financial Consultant, AG Edwards & Sons,
Grand Rapids, MI (08/05-09/07)
* Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, Grand
Rapids, MI (04/01-08/05)
* Actuarial Associate, Lincoln National Life
Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN (5/97-04/01)
|Work with the following types of clients:||Businesses, Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Financial Advice & Consulting, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts|
|Investment Types:||Commodities, Stocks, Options & Futures, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Alternative Investments|
|Can meet clients in the following ways:||Your Home, Our Office, Phone, Email, Your Office, Video Conference|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Financial Organization Memberships:||Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)|
|Non-Financial Organization Memberships:||Knights of Columbus University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||278|
|Firm's Number of Planning Clients:||20|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||258|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$137,835,572|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||262|
|Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:||159|
|Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:||20|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$137,835,572|
Compensation and Fees
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$250,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets, Hourly|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||.5-1.0%|
|Additional Details on Charges:||Fee% based on asset level and risk tolerance.|
|Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:||$0|
|Organization :||Knights of Columbus, Grand Rapids, MI|
|Position :||Financial Secretary|
|Organization :||Holy Spirit Education Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI|
|Position :||Chair of Investment Committee|
|Organization :||University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI|
|Position :||Advisory Board Member|
|Bachelor of Science - Math of Finance||University of Michigan
- Ann Arbor, MI
Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy?
Why should I choose you as my financial advisor?
I am a fee-only, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with over 20 years experiences in financial services. I have a bachelor's degree in math of finance from the University of Michigan, and I make it a point to continue my education through reading and listening to books, magazines, podcasts, seeking other designations, etc. My goal is to get better as a person and what I do for people every day.
What are your qualifications? What is your education background?
Being great at the details of financial planning and seeing the whole person/family is important, but the idea is to change clients' lives for the better and make life easier.
How do you charge for your services?
Discretionary investment management and financial planning are the two basic services. I make sure to touch on all financial (investment management/allocation, retirement planning, tax planning, insurance, liability management, estate planning, etc.) and some non-financial areas. Most clients appreciate the Retirement Planning Analysis Report and Social Security Claiming Strategy Report and access to our online Wealth Management System.
How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services?
There are roughly 260+ asset management clients. There are 20+ hourly financial planning clients.
WiserAdvisor provides referrals to financial professionals. WiserAdvisor is not a current client of advisor or advisory services. Financial professionals pay cash compensation for these referrals, which creates the incentive for WiserAdvisor to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest.
Additional Detailed Disclosures
|This is the space where a broker-affiliated advisor must disclose the broker-dealer relationship that they do some commission business through. Since we are fee-only, work directly for clients, and forego commissions, no disclaimer is needed.|
Registered Investment Advisor:
Investment Advisor Representative:
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:
I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:
I have a clean record
|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|
CFP®, CPWA®, RMA- Retirement Management Advisor, CIMA®
EXECUTIVE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
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