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About Orion

Orion Capital Management LLC

Defined Benefit Plan Solutions is an offering of Orion Capital Management LLC, an independent investment advisor.  Through years of working with clients, we realized that a good number of our high-income, self-employed clients needed a better solution for saving more for retirement and reducing their taxes.  Defined Benefit plans have worked well to save these clients tremendous amounts and help build their wealth.

Our Origins

Orion Capital Management LLC is a private, veteran-owned Registered Investment Advisor based in Coronado, California. We opened our doors in 2002 with a clear and simple mission: to protect and grow our clients’ wealth by implementing durable, resilient retirement and investment strategies that are both comfortable for our clients and suitable for their financial circumstances.

It is our mission to structure customized retirement strategies to enable self-employed professionals and business owners to reduce their tax burdens as much as possible while accelerating their wealth accumulation.

Our firm is structured to align our interests as closely as possible with the interests of our clients. As a fee-only firm, we charge a management fee based upon the assets that we manage. We receive no commissions or other fees based on transactions and we do not sell any financial products. Finally, because we are 100% employee-owned and have no corporate parent, we are free to focus exclusively on serving our clients.

Today, Orion has a diverse base of clients that includes individuals, families, trusts, non-profit organizations and corporate retirement plans.

Why Choose Orion?

We understand there are many options available to those in need of investment services.  We invite you to consider what makes us a uniquely qualified firm to manage your investments.

Independent Fiduciary

Unlike banks and brokerage firms, Orion Capital Management LLC is an independent fiduciary.  We take our obligation to put our clients' interests ahead of our own very seriously.  We do not sell financial products and do not work on commission.  Our clients know that we work only for them and that our service comes free of the conflicts-of-interest so prevalent in the investment industry. 

Customized Investment Strategies

At Orion we develop, implement and maintain an investment strategy that suits the unique needs and requirements of each client.  We do not employ a “one size fits all” approach.  Each of our clients has different objectives and comfort levels, and we strive daily to find the optimal portfolio for each of them.  In that pursuit we employ a wide variety of investment instruments.
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Experienced Portfolio Manager

Our portfolio manager, Peter Thoms, has extensive experience investing in many different regions, markets and instruments over his career.   While the clients of many banks and brokerage firms only deal with a salesperson, our clients deal directly with our portfolio manager.  Prior to founding Orion in 2002, Mr. Thoms held investment research and co-portfolio management positions at PIMCO, a widely-respected global investment firm.
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Account Security & Transparency

Our portfolio management platform provides our clients the highest levels of account security and transparency. The assets of each of our clients reside in an account in that client’s name only; we never commingle client assets in a fund.  Our clients have 24/7 secure online access to their accounts.


Full Liquidity

We believe we need to earn and to maintain our clients’ trust each day.  Accordingly, our clients enjoy full liquidity and may move money into or out of their accounts at any time. There is no cost to open or to close an account with us.  Clients are free to close their accounts at any time with no advance notice and no penalty.

Orion Capital Management LLC adheres to the CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Is a DB Plan Right For You?

Defined Benefit plans deliver huge savings for professionals in the right situation.  Find out if this powerful tool can work for you.

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How Much Are Others Saving?

Read our Case Studies showing how DB plans can enable self-employed professionals to save tens of thousands of dollars in tax each year.

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How Much Can You Save?

With just a few pieces of information, we can provide you with a customized, preliminary proposal to cut your taxes and increase your retirement savings.

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