Sweetwater Investments was named one of the Top 100 independent investment firms by Barron's in 2007.
Sweetwater's mission is to create for each client a financial plan fully reflective of the client's goals, perceptions, experience and needs. At the end of our process the finished plans will be to one the client would have created if they had the time, energy and aptitude.
Sweetwater combines its 34 years of experience in the financial markets with academic learning and congruent philosophy and methodology to create a fully client focused experience.
We seek to be our client's servant leader in the financial markets and to create a service profile so extraordinary that each client will unreservedly refers us their friends.
|States Licensed in:||WA|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||19|
Dean Witter (1974 to 1979) |
Morgan Stanley (1979 to 1984)
Bear Stearns (1984 to 1989)
|I work with the following types of clients:||Non-Profit Organizations , Individual Investors , Indian tribes|
|Investment Types:||Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) , Alternative Investments , Options & Futures , Bonds , Mutual Funds , Stocks|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||Via email , At my office , At your office , Via phone|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Financial Organization Memberships:||Financial Planning Association (FPA)|
|Non-Financial Organization Memberships:||Knights of Columbus, VFW,|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||125|
|Firm's Number of Planning Clients:||50|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||125|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$1.5 billion|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||50|
|Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:||35|
|Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:||15|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$1 billion|
|Registered Investment Advisor:||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:||$250,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets , Hourly , Flat Fee|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||1%|
|Additional Details on Charges:||
We offer a flexible fee system based on what the client desires to accomplish. When we act as an investment consultant we are only compensated by hourly fee to maintain a conflict free view of the client's situation. Our hourly fee is also charged when we act for clients in performing due diligence on investments currently being considered.
Before any terms of service are agreed to we provide full disclosure of our fee structure and an estimate of the cost to the cleint.
Dennis's investment career has spanned over 4 decades. He started as a retail broker with H. Ross Perot's brokerage firm then joined Dean Witter. He has held senior positions with Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. In addition to his retail experience he has worked on the institutional fixed income
side of the business, as an investment banker, assistance office manager and compliance officer.
In 1989 he founded Sweetwater Investments a registered investment advisor. Sweetwater is dedicated to the strict observance of the fiduciary standard. Sweetwater is dedicated to helping clients plan their financial futures, execute their plan and removing the stress which often comes with financial decisions.
Dennis is a cum laude graduate of Parsons College with degrees in Sociology, History and Psychology. His graduate studies at the University of Chicago were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, His service included a tour to Vietnam during which he was wounded in action.
Dennis has frequently testified before both the U.S House and Senate on investment-related matters as well as before the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been a guest commentator on CNBC and hosted a radio show with 9 million listeners.
In his spare time Dennis enjoys fly fishing, opera, good conversation and sipping scotch by a warm fire with a good book
|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|