Customer Relationship Summary

About Us

"Doing business the old fashioned way: One-on-One, Face-to-Face, One Client at a Time." 

*Investment results are not guaranteed by J. Mandwelle Capital Management, it's affiliates or any financial institution,
​nor insured against investment loss by FDIC or SIPC.  Investments could lose value.

Jonathan Mandwelle is the founder, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of J. Mandwelle Capital Management Strategies, LLC. He is a Certified Public Accountant and  holds masters degrees in both taxation and accounting. As the firm's sole Investment Advisor Representative,  and a recognized expert in the field of taxation for individuals, his expertise is in investment management for individuals, fiduciaries, and retirement plans. Jon designs, implements and monitors comprehensive estate planning for clients having net worth of $2.5 million or less.   

At J. Mandwelle Capital Management, we're here to assist our clients with their retirement and estate planning. We do business the old fashioned way: one-on-one, face-to-face, and one client at a time. We take the time to review critical client documents, and if we identify areas that could be improved, we will recommend more efficient strategies to reduce and/or eliminate unintended consequences that could arise. You've worked hard to set aside money for your future, and we want to ensure that you understand the true cost of investing. With our fee-based service, there are no hidden fees and costs, and we will fully disclose them to you. No investment is too big or too small for J. Mandwelle Capital Management. 


Wealth Management, Tax, and Estate Planning Advisors*

J  Mandwelle Capital Strategies, LLC
d/b/a J. Mandwelle Capital Management

Customer Relationship Summary Introduction

J. Mandwelle Capital Strategies, LLC is an investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Brokerage and investment advisory services and fees differ and it is important for you to understand the differences.  Free and simple tools are available to research firms and financial professionals at, which also provides educational materials about broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investing.

Relationships and Services

What investment services and advice can you provide me?

We offer investment advisory services to retail investors, including the below:

We will offer you investment advice on a regular basis. We will discuss your investment goals, design with you a strategy to achieve your investment goals, and regularly monitor your account. We will contact you (by phone or e‐mail) at least annually to discuss your portfolio.
You can choose an account that allows us to buy and sell investments in your account without asking you in advance (a “discretionary account”).
We are held to a fiduciary standard that covers our entire investment advisory relationship with you. For example, we are required to monitor your portfolio, investment strategy, and investments on an ongoing basis. 
We do not have requirements for retail investors to open or maintain an account or establish a relationship. 

For additional information, please see our Form ADV, Part 2A brochure, specifically Items 4 and 7.

Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

Given my financial situation, should I choose an investment advisory service?  Why or why not?
How will you choose investments to recommend to me?
What is your relevant experience, including your licenses, education and other qualifications?  What do these qualifications mean?


Fees, Costs, Conflicts, and Standard of Conduct

What fees will I pay?

If you open an advisory account, you will pay an on‐going asset‐based fee billed at the beginning   of each quarter for our services, based on the value of the cash and investments in your advisory account. We also provide financial planning advice for an hourly fee.
The more assets you have in the advisory account, including cash, the more you will pay us. We therefore have an incentive to increase the assets in your account in order to increase our fees. You pay our fee quarterly even if you do not buy or sell.

You may pay a transaction fee when we buy and sell an investment for you. You may also pay fees to a broker‐dealer or bank that will hold your assets (called “custody”).  Other fees you may pay include, but are not limited to, custodial fees.
Some investments (such as mutual funds and variable annuities) impose additional fees that will reduce the value of your investment over time. Also, with certain investments such as variable annuities, you may have to pay fees such as “surrender charges” to sell the investment.

You will pay fees and costs whether you make or lose money on your investments.  Fees and costs will reduce any amount of money you make on your investments over time.  Please make sure you understand what fees and costs you are paying.  For more information, please see Form ADV, Part 2A brochure, Item 5.

Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

Help me understand how these fees and costs might affect my investments.  If I give you $10,000 to invest, how much will go to fees and costs, and how much will be invested for me?

What are your legal obligations to me when acting as my investment adviser?
How else does your firm make money and what conflicts of interest do you have?

When we act as your investment adviser, we have to act in your best interest and not put our interest ahead of yours.  At the same time, the way we make money creates some conflicts with your interests.  You should understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the investment advice we provide you.  Here are some examples to help you understand what this means.
We can make extra money by advising you to invest in certain investments, such as Insurance Products, because (a) they are issued, sponsored or managed by us or our affiliates, (b) third parties compensate us when we recommend or sell the investments, or (c) both. Your financial professional also receives more money if you buy these investments.   

For additional information, please see our Form ADV, Part 2A brochure, specifically Items 4 and 7. 

Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

How might your conflicts of interest affect me, and how will you address them?

How do your financial professionals make money?

Our financial professionals may be compensated in one or more of the following ways:  the amount of client assets that we service, the time and complexity required to meet client’s needs, or the revenue the firm earns from our advisory services or recommendations.
Our interests can conflict with your interests. We must tell you about them in a way you can understand, so that you can decide whether or not you to agree to them.

Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

Who is my primary contact person?  Is he or she a representative of an investment advisor or a broker-dealer?
Who can I talk to if I have concerns about how this person is treating me?

Disciplinary History

Do you or your financial professionals have legal or disciplinary history?

No, the firm and/or its financial professionals do not have a reported disclosure.
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Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

As a financial professional, do you have any disciplinary history?  For what type of conduct?


Additional Information

For additional information on our investment advisory services and to request a copy of the relationship summary, go to IAPD at or to our website 
You can call us at (518) 792-4519 to request up-to-date information and request a copy of the relationship summary.

Conversation Starters:  Ask us the following questions –

Who is my primary contact person?  Is he or she a representative of an investment advisor or a broker-dealer? 

Who can I talk to if I have concerns about the person I am dealing with?