We are a small, NC registered RIA that provides face to face, asset management services with cutting edge technology. Our institutional style asset management allows us to provide individual investors with $50,000 to $5 million with a portfolio strategy that meets their needs and objectives.
|Firm Start Year:||2004|
|States Licensed in:||NC, FL, MI, CA, VA, PA|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||16|
|Work Experience:||See Above|
|I work with the following types of clients:||Individual Investors, Investment Clubs, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Tax Advice and Services, 401K Rollovers, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Estate Planning & Trusts, Portfolio Management|
|Investment Types:||Mutual Funds, Options & Futures, Bonds, Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Insurance, Annuities, Alternative Investments, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||At your office, Via Email, Via Phone, At my office, At your home, Video Conference, Our Offices|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Insurance and Annuity Licenses:||Accident, Annuity, Health, Life, Variable Annuity, Long Term Care, Variable Life|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||300|
|Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:||50|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$125,000,000|
|Registered Investment Advisor:||Yes|
|Investment Advisor 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
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$100,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Commissions, Based on Assets, Hourly|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||1.25%|
|Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:||$500|
|Minimum Fee Charged for Hourly Planning Accounts:||$250|
|Organization:||Governors Island Home Owners Association|
|Duration :||12/1/2018-Currently holding|
|Bachelor of Science - Economics||
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
|Bachelor of Arts - Business Management with a concentration in Finance||
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
Mr. Bain, a partner in both Spark Asset Management Group (Spark) and Elledge, Bain, Sides, LLC (EBS Wealth), founded Spark in 2004 and co-founded EBS Wealth in 2010. He has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry starting with his role as a registered representative in 1994. His initial experience came from Edward Jones where he built and ran a profitable office until 1997. Mr. Bain joined Edward Jones after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Carolina State University. After spending 2 year at Linsco Private Ledger as a financial advisor, Mr. Bain co-founded Synergy Investment Group, LLC, an independent broker-dealer, in June 1999 and served as the firms Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, he orchestrated the acquisition of Centura Securities from RBC, which was later renamed JBS Liberty Securities. Along with his roles at Synergy, he served as the President of JBS from June 2007 until Oct 2010 when he left to start his own OSJ, EBS Wealth and manage money at Spark. In 2013 he acquired the remaining interest in Spark and now serves as the firms President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Bain has been interviewed by WBTV and has written articles pertaining to the stock market for both the Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal. He has even appeared on the Daily Show with John Stewart in a segment with Stephen Colbert pertaining to investing. Mr. Bain holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63 and 65 licenses in addition to a life, accident and health insurance license.
Financial Planning for Individuals
We typically provide financial planning as a by-product of our investment management. Whether we are working with a client on a fee-basis or commission-basis, we generally provide our financial planning services for no additional charge.
We blend tactical and strategic models in an attempt to build portfolios that can achieve the highest return for a given level of risk. We can tilt the portfolio to be more active or more passive at the direction of each client.
We work with many retirees to help them manage what is typically the largest asset they have. their retirement plan. Our emphasis on risk managed growth and income distribution allows retirees to focus on enjoying their golden years.
|Mon.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wed.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fri.||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|