Sophisticated investors want an investment advisor who has significant experience, is attentive to details, and does diligent research. They also value having access to the resources and safety of a major custody institution. One commonly overlooked extra dynamic can make a difference: Fiduciary advice, as opposed to suitable or incidental advice. We are on the buy-side, the client's side of the table. We suggest that the advantages which accrue to the client in a non-conflicted, fiduciary financial relationship can be compelling. But not all fiduciary relationships are the same. One focus for us is to concentrate on the avoidance of conflicts of interest.
As a Registered Investment Advisory firm, we accept revenue only from our clients. This means that we have no financial incentives, either via commissions or non-disclosed remuneration to favor any mutual funds, other investments, or internal departments. This frees us from financial conflicts of interest which can come between the best available solutions and a client's needs.
We request that prospective clients consider the difference between a genuine Investment Advisor and a broker; a credentialed, fiduciary-based Financial Planner and a commissioned salesperson; an advisory source who understands every aspect of today's complex insurance policies and an insurance agent. Some initially call because they seek more depth, breadth, or overall value; or because a lender has carefully "referred in" their investment team, or because an insurance source may be pitching a policy or annuity which might seem a good idea but could be over the top. We tackle the most complex financial planning and analytical assessments and deliver the important answers, in writing.
See the About Us page for information about our qualifications.
A Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Please see our Disclosure Page. Not available in all states. Telephone 301.263.1170