Brenda P. Wenning of Newton, Mass. began Wenning Investments in May 2008 with 22 years of investment management and security analysis experience.

Her business is based on investment strategies that help individual investors manage risk, while achieving their financial goals. She has in-depth experience working with accredited investors, small business owners, baby boomers and women.

Before founding Wenning Investments, she co-founded Capital Advisors, LLC and co-managed the firm’s investment strategies. Before that, she served as Vice President and Investment Officer for First Financial Trust, N.A. in Newton, where she managed portfolios for high net worth families, foundations and corporations.

Ms. Wenning has also served as a portfolio manager and analyst with Gannett, Welsh & Kotler, Inc. in Boston and as a registered associate with Kidder Peabody & Company.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from Northeastern University.

Our Investment Philosophy

Managing wealth isn’t just about increasing your assets. It’s also about protecting them.

As such, we invest based on extensive research, as well as years of experience, adjusting as needed based on market conditions. Consistently, we balance the need to grow your assets with the need to protect them. As such, our research guides us in identifying not only which assets we want to invest in for our clients, but also which assets we want to avoid.

While diversification is an important and proven method for hedging risk, a strict asset allocation strategy creates missed opportunities by assuming that markets are static. Today, they are ever changing and are affected by forces beyond anyone’s control.

Factors such as a pandemic, an investment bubble or decisions made by the Federal Reserve Board may have more impact on markets than financial fundamentals. These outside factors as well as fundaments are taken into consideration when making investment decisions.

Our goal is to dynamically position our clients’ assets in investments with the potential for superior returns, given market conditions, and to shift quickly to defensive positions when the market’s trend turns downward.

There are no shortcuts on the road to financial success, but we strive to make the journey as smooth – and as profitable – as possible.

Table of Fees for Services

Carefully read Item 4 and Item 5 of Form ADV Part 2A (“Brochure”), as these sections of the Brochure contain important details about Wenning Investments advisory services and fees. Fees [may be/are not] negotiable. The fees below will only apply to you when you request the services listed.

Fees Charged by
Investment Adviser
Fee Amount Frequency Fee is Charged Services
Assets Under Management Fee Equity and Fixed Income

Fixed Income Management

$500,000 -$1,000,000 1%
$1,000,001 -$10,000,000 .75%
$10,000,0001 & above .50%

$100,000 -$500,000 .50%
$501,000 & above .20%

Monthly in arrears Investment Management
Hourly Fee n/a n/a n/a
Subscription Fee n/a n/a n/a
Fixed Fee n/a n/a n/a
Commissions to the Adviser n/a n/a n/a
Performance-based Fee n/a n/a n/a
Other: Selection of Other Adviser Fees n/a n/a n/a
Fees Charged by Third Parties Fee Amount Frequency Fee is Charged Services
Third Party Money Manager n/a n/a n/a
Robo-Adviser Fee n/a n/a n/a
Talk with your Adviser about fees and costs applicable to you

 

Additional fees and costs to discuss with your Adviser
Additional Fees/Cost Yes/No Paid To
Brokerage Fees No n/a
Commissions Yes Custodian
DuCustodian No n/a
Mark-ups No n/a
Fees and Expenses Yes Mutual fund company or ETF provider
Effective 8/19/2020