How We Charge

Our only compensation comes from our clients. We always want our goals to be aligned with theirs and our motivation is to grow and protect our clients' assets, not to do excessive trading or sell particular products. We provide conflict free advice designed for each client's personal financial path. Our fees are based on assets under management and, depending on the program, will include comprehensive investment management and financial planning or investment management with hourly financial planning.

Tuolumne Program

Comprehensive Financial Planning and Value-driven Investing

Annual fee schedule

Assets Under Management Annual Fee
Up to $1,000,000 1.25%
Next $2 million 1.00%
Next $2 million 0.50%
Each Additional $1,000,000 0.35%

The minimum annual management fee for the Tuolumne Program is $12,500, so it makes sense to have $1,000,000 of assets under management in order to receive the best value.

The annual fee covers all investment management and financial planning services. There may be some circumstances, such as a very complicated estate, that are not covered by the normal annual fees. These services are available when needed and will be billed hourly according to the complexity of the situation.

Billing Schedule

Fees are billed quarterly and in most circumstances paid directly from the account(s) we manage for you. Our quarterly reporting to clients always shows performance net of our fees.



Tilden Program

Complete Financial Planning
and Value­‐driven Investing

Annual fee schedule

Assets Under Management Annual Fee
Flat rate for all assets 1.00%
Financial Planning Hourly

The minimum annual management fee for the Tilden Program is $2,500, so it makes sense to have $250,000 or more of assets under management at North Berkeley in order to receive the best value at what we believe to be a competitive rate.

The annual fee covers all aspects of investment management. The program also includes access to a full slate of financial planning services that are available when needed and charged at an hourly rate. We have specifically designed packages for our clients most common life situations. We will always discuss the extent of the work with you and listen to your needs so we can tailor the planning to your situation.