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West Branch Capital LLC

9 Research Drive, Suite 1
P.O. Box 2067

Amherst, MA 01004


Independent fee-only, SEC-registered Investment Advisers

About West Branch Capital LLC

West Branch Capital is an independent fee-only, SEC registered Investment Adviser acting in a fiduciary capacity providing holistic Wealth Management Services, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Estate Planning and Tax Strategies.

Four office locations: Amherst, Hingham, and Hyannis, Massachusetts and Williamsville, New York

General Information

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Name of Custodial Firm

Fidelity, Schwab, TIAA CREF

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Work Experience

Founder, Managing Member & CEO, West Branch Capital LLC -- 12/2004 to Present Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers -- 1999 to 2004 Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant, Smith Barney, -- 1994 to 1999 Vice President, Investments, Kidder Peabody -- 1982 to 1994

Work with the following types of clients

Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors

Advisory Services Provided

Money Management, Wealth Management, 401K Rollovers, Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Businesses, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Advice & Consulting


Can meet clients in the following ways

Video Conference, Our Offices, Via Email, Via Phone, Your Office, Your Home, Our Office


Registered Investment Advisor


Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years

Have a clean record

Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years

Have a clean record

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Firm's Number of Planning Clients


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Advisor's Number of Managed Clients


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Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure

Fee Only

Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts

$1,000,000 *

Additional Details on Charges

Because our fees are negotiable, fee rates can vary from client to client. Therefore, your actual fee schedule may be lower than the following. Annual Rate Assets Under Management 1.50% First $500,000 1.25% Next $500,000 to $1,000,000 1.00% Next $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 0.75% Next $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.65% All amounts over $5,000,000



West Branch Capital LLC (West Branch Capital) is a Registered Investment Advisor, registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. West Branch Capital provides asset management and related services for clients nationally and internationally. West Branch Capital will file and maintain all applicable licenses as required by the state securities boards and/or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as applicable. West Branch Capital renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with the states regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. This web site is intended to provide general information about West Branch Capital. It is not intended to offer investment advice. Information regarding investment products and services are provided solely to read about our investment philosophy, our strategies and to be able to contact us for further information. Market data, articles and other content on this web site are based on generally-available information and are believed to be reliable. West Branch Capital does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in this web site. The information is of a general nature and should not be construed as investment advice. West Branch Capital will provide all prospective clients with a copy of our current Form ADV Part 2 and Form ADV Part 3 prior to commencing an Advisory relationship. If you have any questions regarding Compliance and Regulatory information, please contact us.