Plaza Advisory Group
The Briggs Group at Plaza Advisory Group is an independent private financial services firm in St. Louis, Missouri that delivers multi-faceted wealth management strategies for clients and their families. They are affiliated with Steward Partners Global Advisory. Its comprehensive advisory services include investment management, retirement planning, tax planning, and legacy building. The Briggs Group’s licensed finance professionals take a holistic approach striving to build durable financial portfolios that help their clients’ money last more than a lifetime. There is a minimum investment requirement of $1 million. Clients have access to three licensed advisors as needed.
Plaza Advisory Group Investment and Advisory Services
Since 1985, The Briggs Group at the Plaza has partnered with high-net-worth families to guide them through multi-generational retirement planning and long-term investment management.
As an independent advisory group, The Briggs Group is not beholden to outside interests and is obligated to act in the sole interest of its clients. The advice will help clarify your financial goals and determine actionable steps to help you grow your investments according to your family’s financial values.
The Briggs Group offers several financial services, including:
- Comprehensive planning: Financial, estate planning, and tax planning strategies
- Investment management: Customized tax strategies, concentrated stock management, customized solutions, and cash alternatives
- Wealth transfers: Distribution maps and strategies based on family vision and values, family executor, and trustee education
- Philanthropy: Evaluation of charitable options, charitable trusts, donor-advised funds, and tax mitigation gifting
Throughout your relationship, The Briggs Group coordinates with other professionals, including accountants, estate attorneys, insurance representatives, and bankers to formulate a holistic financial plan for you.
The Plaza also maintains a robust online research center where you can access videos, articles, charts, and more to keep you informed about financial topics and market insights.
Plaza Advisory Group Services
Clients will need a portfolio of $1 million or more to partner with The Briggs Group. Its advisors serve high-net-worth clients by offering tailored recommendations for managing entire family relationships, educating the younger generation, facilitating the transfer of wealth, and coordinating discussions between all family advisors to help ensure that wealth lasts for generations.
The Briggs Group operates in a team capacity, so each client has access to three advisors and support staff. As of January 1, 2023, the team manages a client base of 250 families.
|Fee Structure||Fee-based and transactional|
|Number of Advisors||3|
|Address/Phone Number||101 South Hanley Road, Suite 1350 St. Louis, MO 63105(314) 726-0600|
*As of January 1st, 2023
Plaza Advisory Group Experience and Qualifications
The licensed financial professionals at The Briggs Group have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and hold several credentials, including AIF®, CFA, CPWA®, CFP®, CIMA®, and CEPA.
- Tom Briggs, Partner, Managing Director, Wealth Manager, AIF®, with 38 years of experience
- Andrew Briggs, Wealth Manager, CFA, CPWA®, with 15 years of experience
- Corey Briggs, Wealth Manager, CFP®, CIMA®, CEPA, with 9 years of experience
The Briggs Group understands common obstacles that families with multi-generational wealth experience face. They are adept at developing wealth management strategies that reflect each family’s specific values. They are attuned to educating younger generations to help make smart financial decisions for years to come.
Plaza Advisory Group, Inc.
- Assets Managed: $700M
- Minimum Investment: $1 Million
What is Plaza Advisory Group’s minimum investment requirement?
The finance professionals at The Briggs Group specialize in working with high-net-worth individuals and families with at least $1 million in assets.
What is the cost structure at Plaza Advisory Group?
The Briggs Group operates with a fee-based and transactional cost structure depending on the clients’ needs.
Who does Plaza Advisory Group work with?
The Briggs Group is based in St. Louis, Missouri, but the team can partner with clients across the United States. The Briggs Group currently has clients in 37 states.
What can I expect when working with Plaza Advisory Group?
The Briggs Group prioritizes customer service and accessibility. It operates as a boutique independent firm, and clients can reach the advisors at any time. While it is a boutique firm, they are affiliated with Steward Partners RIA, a top 100 Barron’s ranked Registered Investment Advisor that provides them with world-class, nationally recognized financial industry resources. Each client will have access to an advisor who manages their finances with sharp focus, steadfast analysis, and ongoing care.
What is the investment strategy at Plaza Advisory Group?
The Briggs Group at Plaza Advisory has a tailored approach to multigenerational wealth management and planning. Advisors will consider the investment landscape, potential pitfalls and blindspots, and your family’s investment values to create a portfolio that seeks to mitigate risk through dynamic economic conditions. Their advice is rarely reactive; instead, The Briggs Group implements proactive solutions to help you navigate complex business transitions, volatile market adjustments, and assets to help ensure your family’s long-term wealth.
The investments and services listed may not be appropriate for all investors. Steward Partners Investment Solutions, LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Wealth Manager. The appropriateness of a particular investment will depend upon an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.
In a fee-based account, clients pay a quarterly fee based on the level of assets in the account, for the services of a financial advisor as part of an advisory relationship. In deciding to pay a fee rather than commissions, clients should understand that the fee may be higher than a commission alternative during periods of lower trading. Advisory fees are in addition to the internal expenses charged by mutual funds and other investment company securities. To the extent that clients intend to hold these securities, the internal expenses should be included when evaluating the costs of a fee-based account. Clients should periodically re-evaluate whether the use of an asset-based fee continues to be appropriate in servicing their needs. A list of additional considerations, as well as the fee schedule, is available in the firm’s Form ADV Part 2 as well as the client agreement. Services rendered will be dependent on applicable agreements.
Tom Briggs, AIF®; Corey Briggs, CFP®, CIMA®, CEPA; and Andrew Briggs, CFA, CPWA® are Wealth Managers with Steward Partners participating in the Steward Partners Discretionary Management program. The Discretionary Management program is an investment advisory program in which the client’s Wealth Manager invests the client’s assets on a discretionary basis in a range of securities. The Discretionary Management program is described in the applicable Steward Partners ADV Part 2, available at https://adviserinfo.sec.gov/Firm/283004 or from your Wealth Manager
Steward Partners Investment Solutions, LLC (“Steward Partners”), its affiliates and Steward Partners Wealth Managers do not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.
Securities and investment advisory services offered through Steward Partners Investment Solutions, LLC, registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC registered investment adviser. Investment Advisory Services may also be offered through Steward Partners Investment Advisory, LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Steward Partners Investment Solutions, LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory, LLC, and Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC are affiliates and separately operated. The Briggs Group is a team at Steward Partners.The Plaza Advisory Group is independently owned and operated.
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