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MISSION: Our Mission is to forge a path to financial peace of mind for each client with sound advice, disciplined asset management and unparalleled service and support.

CUSTODY: Your assets will be held by one of the premier custodians. Since we are independent, we can manage client assets on virtually any custody platform. Our primary custody relationships are Fidelity Investments, TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab.

INDEPENDENT AND UNBIASED: We are not beholden to the interests of a parent company. We are not a Wall Street bank, brokerage or wirehouse.

Industry Recognition*

 

  • Barron’s Magazine – Top 100 Independent Advisors, 2009-2020
  • Barron’s Magazine – Top 100 Advisors, 2015-2021
  • Barron’s Magazine – Top 1,200 Advisors State by State, 2011-2021
  • Financial Times – Top 300 RIA Firm, 2014-2020
  • Financial Advisor Magazine – Top Independent RIA Firms, 2012-2020

Regularly quoted or interviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, New York Times, Boston Globe, Bloomberg News / Radio, Investment Advisor Magazine, USA Today and Reuters.

*Please see more information about recognitions on the important disclaimers page.

History

Our firm dates back to 1985 when it was founded by Timothy J. Grimes. At the time, there were few truly independent wealth management firms, and most investment advice was given by commission-based representatives of large firms. Even then, Tim had a vision of providing objective, customized advice and guidance on a fee basis to eliminate the conflict of interest that can exist with commissionable products. In many ways, we believe that Tim was a pioneer in the industry. He recognized the value in becoming a CFP (Certified Financial Planner™), and earned the designation early in his career. He was also an early adaptor of the discretionary, fee-based asset management model that has become an industry standard. After waiting for the dreaded Y2K bug to pass at the century’s turn, Grimes & Company left their broker/dealer platform and established the firm as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), federally registered with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). What started as a sole practice years before has evolved to become the enterprise it is today, with discretionary assets under management of approximately $3 billion, over 40 employees, multiple strategically located offices, and clients across the country. The firm originally started as a family business, and there are still four family members involved today including the current President of the firm, Tim’s son Kevin, who joined his father back in 1998. While we strive to maintain the personalized service and feel of a small family practice, our team now consists of many well credentialed professionals with significant industry experience. The Management Team, including Emily Grimes Wood (joined 2002), J. Michael Grenon (joined 2006), and Adam Jacobs (joined 2010), intends to continue thoughtful growth of the firm. That said, it is a priority to never lose the culture, feel, and service model of a family run company.

Our process: Part art. Part science. All about you.

  1. 01.
    Share Info
  2. 02.
    Develop Plan
  3. 03.
    Build Portfolio
  4. 04.
    Actively Manage
  5. 05.
    Review & Revise
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