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Peter Gellman
Palmerston Group Advisors, LLC

Tel: 732-248-5777
320 Raritan Avenue, Suite 302
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Palmerston Group Advisors, LLC | Financial Advisor in Highland Park ,NJ

Comprehensive Wealth Planning Strategies Built for the Long

About Peter Gellman

Peter Gellman is the Managing Member of Palmerston Group Advisors, L.L.C. Founded in 1997, Palmerston Group provides independent, unbiased financial and investment advisory services based on fundamental analysis and margin of safety principles.

Peter Gellman has worked as a teacher, analyst, and advisor. Before starting Palmerston, he taught at Oxford as a member of its international relations faculty, as well as at Princeton, where he was Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a law degree as well as a Ph.D. in international relations.

About Palmerston Group Advisors, LLC

Palmerston Group Advisors, a firm best known for its Margin of Safety discipline, built its strategy only after carefully studying the best in the business.

1. Few fund managers have genuinely market-beating records of ten or more years.

2. Most of this elite group uses a version of Margin of Safety, the skill of buying assets when "on sale" at a deep discount to their true value. Most excel in bear markets.

3. Few advisors strategically focus on these top managers or their investment ideas when creating client portfolios. Nor do many independent firms focus on these managers when offering allocation advice. In contrast, Palmerston sees these top managers as a huge asset for our clients. We start with what works best, and thus use Margin of Safety for all clients. For client portfolios, we use the ideas and often the (no-load) funds of managers with proven, profitable records.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1997
States Licensed in:   NJ
Number of Years with Current Firm:   11
Work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors, Institutions and High Net Worth, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations


Investment Types:   Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Bonds, Options & Futures, Alternative Investments, Stocks, Mutual Funds
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Your Home, Our Office, Phone, Email, Your Office

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $400,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets, Flat Fee
Fee % Based on Assets:   1-1.5%
Additional Details on Charges:   Fees tend to range between 1.5% and 1% annually (billed quarterly) depending on amount of assets. Investment advisory services are fee- only. For many years, Palmerston was a fee-only firm, but it added life insurance and health, accident, and disability insurance capabilities in order to better serve businesses, business owners, and high net worth clients with estate planning needs. In these kinds of planning situations, insurance may be a useful, tax- efficient component of a sound strategy. Insurance is the exception where commissions can be part of compensation. Otherwise, if a client or prospective client has no need of these kinds of insurance services, the relationship should be expected to be a strictly fee relationship in which Palmerston receives no commissions.


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Office Hours

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