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William L. Meyer, AIF®, ChFC®, CLU®
Cutter & Company, Inc.

Tel: 636-537-8770
15415 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
Cutter & Company, Inc. | Financial Advisor in Ballwin ,MO

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About William L. Meyer

William L. Meyer, AIF, CLU, ChFC,

William L. Meyer graduated from Maryville College in 1978, earned his Chartered Life Underwriter & Chartered Financial Consultant degrees from The American College of Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania in 1983, and his Accredited Investment Fiduciary accreditation from FI360. He is age 66, married with 3 children, and resides in Chesterfield, Missouri. He currently serves on the Broken & Beautiful Charitable Board - St. Louis. His personal interests are philanthropy for children, golf, skiing, and reading.

In 1988 he co-founded Cutter & Company, Inc., of which he is a producing manager and president. The firm is comprised of three divisions, a Broker Dealer, Registrared Investment Advisory, and an insurance agency and serves businesses and individuals. The firm is licensed in 48 states, has 14 employees and 50 independent advisors affiliated with the firm. Mr. Meyer, in addition to holding life, health, & P&C insurance licenses, also holds the following securities licenses; series, 4, 6, 7, 24, 27, 31, 53, 63, 86, and 87.

He was admitted to the Palladin Registry of Advisors in 2006, and was chosen by clients and St. Louis magazine in 2008-2023 as a FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER in the category of "Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers".

About Cutter & Company, Inc.

Providing Resources That Offer Investors the Freedom of Financial Security

Located in Ballwin, Missouri, just 15 miles west of St. Louis, Cutter & Company provides professional investment management, and complete financial planning, as well as life and health insurance products. Our goal is to help individuals prepare for current financial and insurance needs and help develop strategies to meet future goals. We strive to provide assistance to small and large businesses in the areas of employee benefits; including group life and health insurance, 401(k) and other qualified plan analysis, deferred compensation programs and other sophisticated executive benefits.

Cutter & Company is locally owned and privately held. The company has been serving the needs of individuals and corporations since 1988. Management has over 70 years combined experience. Our experienced staff and investment representatives have significant industry background, with significant industry experience in the financial industry. Cutter & Company representatives focus primarily on serving the needs of individuals and businesses in Missouri, but is registered to do investment business in over 45 states.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1988
No. of Employees:   10-19
Insurance License#:   0283788
States Licensed in:   MO and many more
Number of Years with Current Firm:   35
Work with the following types of clients:   Businesses, Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations
Advisory Services Provided:   Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Businesses, Money Management, Wealth Management, 401K Rollovers, Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning


Investment Types:   Mutual Funds, Stocks, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Insurance, Annuities, Bonds, Options & Futures, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Our Office, Your Office, Video Conference

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Variable Life, Long Term Care, Variable Annuity, Life, Health, Disability, Annuity
Financial Organization Memberships:   National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), Estate Planning Council of St Louis

Firm Information

Advisor's Number of Clients:   95
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   95
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $80 million+

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $250,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets:   1-1.50%

Board Positions

Organization :   Broken & Beautiful Prison Ministry, MO
Position :   Board Member
Duration :   2022-Present


Bachelor of Science in Business, Minor in Marketin  - Business   Maryville College  - Maryville College
December 1975-May 1978
Bachler's  - Business   Maryville  - St. Louis Mo

Financial Services

Financial Advice & Consulting

Comprehensive financial and estate planning is available-- use my years of experience to your advantage.

Financial Planning for Businesses

Succession planning, retirement plans, etc. My client base is 85% small business owners.

Portfolio Management

Money management is done directly not generally utilizing mutual funds and outside separate account managers. We tend to be value managers utilizing a discounted cash flow model similar to Warren Buffet--you know, and can follow, and understand what you own.

Retirement Planning

When can you retire and how much can you spend in retirement? We run an analysis that will show these things and marks to the mark daily so the plan is dynamic.

401K Rollovers

Proper handling of a rollover from company retirement plans to self directed IRAs. Fee/asset based directed money management.

Insurance Planning

Life insurance, disability, Long Term Care, etc. Typically a needs analysis is done to determine you needs.


Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy?

fees are paid quarterly, in advance. Any unused portion of that fee would be returned to the client should they terminate their account.

Why should I choose you as my financial advisor?

BA in Business Administration from Maryville College, with the following designations: AIF, CLU, ChFC, Series 7, 24, 27, 86, 87, 4, 31, 53, & 63

What are your qualifications? What is your education background?

Personalized to meet the client's needs.

How do you charge for your services?

Financial Planning , Estate Planning and Money Management with a full range of insurance products

How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services?

For my Investment clients, I am primarily fee-based, though Insurance products are commission-based, as is required by state law.



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Additional Detailed Disclosures


    39 Years of Experience

  • CRD# 1018380
  • Firm CRD# 22449
  • Insurance License# 0283788
  • SEC File# 839590
  • Series: 4, 6, 7, 24, 27, 31, 53, 63, 86, 87


Registered Investment Advisor:


Registered Representative:


Investment Advisor Representative:


Acknowledged fiduciary:


Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:

I have a clean record

Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:

I have a clean record

Office Hours

Mon. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Communities Served

Arnold Augusta
Barnhart Bridgeton
Catawissa Cedar Hill
Chesterfield Clayton
Columbia Defiance
Dittmer Dupo
East Carondelet East Saint Louis
Eureka Fenton
Florissant Foristell
Glencoe Golden Eagle
Gray Summit Grover
Grubville Hazelwood
Herculaneum High Ridge
Hillsboro House Springs
Imperial Labadie
Lake Saint Louis Lovejoy
Madison Maryland Heights
O Fallon Pacific
Pevely Portage Des Sioux
Robertsville Saint Ann
Saint Charles Saint Louis
Saint Peters Valley Park
Venice Villa Ridge
Wentzville Many clients in other states too

Awards & Recognitions

5 Star Wealth Managers Award

Awarded for the last 5 years

Compensation Arrangements


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