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Scott Caufield, CFA, CPA

I studied accounting and finance at the University of Washington, graduating in 2008 with honors. I started my career in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche, LLP before becoming an advisor at a registered investment advisory firm in Boise, Idaho in 2010. I moved back to Washington and launched Sophos Wealth Management, LLC in 2021.

My passion for finance and investing began at a young age when I bought my first stocks with paper route earnings in elementary school. As early as 4th grade I looked up to Warren Buffett and knew that I someday wanted to be involved in investing.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and being active (lifting weights, golfing, skiing, hiking). I’m also an avid reader and podcast consumer.

Sophos Wealth Management, LLC

Sophos Wealth Management is an investment advisory firm registered in the State of Washington. Launched in 2021, Sophos is a fee-only advisor that acts as a fiduciary for its clients.

Sophos believes in a comprehensive wealth management approach that utilizes advanced planning techniques combined with a disciplined value investing approach to help clients achieve their goals and dreams.

We seek to utilize our knowledge and experience to uncover opportunities in investment management, taxes, retirement planning, estate planning, cash flow optimization, equity compensation, charitable giving, and risk management.

What makes a good fiduciary? I believe Seth Klarman provided an excellent description that Sophos Wealth Management strives to follow:

“While a fiduciary relationship is founded on trust, trust isn’t enough. An effective fiduciary must also be intelligent, wise, and humble. Intelligence is inborn, but wisdom is shaped by experience. Also essential is the self-awareness to avoid behavioral biases, and the adroitness to look around corners and recognize patterns. Fiduciaries must possess the humility to know they could be wrong, and thus to err on the side of prudence and capital preservation. Fiduciaries must have the clarity of mind to identify conflicts of interest, and the character to avoid them as much as possible.”

“A good fiduciary will have a historical perspective and a risk-averse nature. Responsible investors remain alert and aware of changes in the markets, economy, political process, and society at large as they make decisions. What seems prudent at one moment may not seem at all prudent at another. A wise fiduciary is able to see the full picture of how society’s standards and market judgments have evolved over the years and be conscious that they may do so again. They should never allow themselves to be blown by the wind of investment fashion, but instead tack against it when necessary in order to best protect their clients’ capital.”

Fees

As a fee only investment advisor all our services including asset management and financial planning is included in our fee. The standard advisory fee is based on the market value of the assets under management and is calculated as follows: 

Account ValueAnnual Advisory Fee %
$0-$500,0001.20%
$500,001-$2,000,0001.00%
$2,000,001 and above0.80%
The fee percentage may be negotiated at the firm’s discretion.

Contact us at info@sophos.com or (425) 954-6365 for your free initial consultation today.

Sophos Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment adviser in the State of Washington. The Adviser may not transact business in states where it is not appropriately registered, excluded or exempted from registration. Individualized responses to persons that involve either the effecting of transaction in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made without registration or exemption.