With the rise of robo-advisors, why choose an independent advisor over a wire house or automated system?

Independent Registered Investment Adviser

Often, financial brokers work with a bank, brokerage firm, or other financial institution that manufactures and distributes its own proprietary products. This can result in biases and conflicts of interest.    As an independent firm, we:

  • Offer a wide range of services without any conflicts of interest, proprietary products to sell, or quotas to meet.
  • Provide conflict-free, objective, timely, and actionable research and advice.
  • Offer complete transparency, from the fees we charge, to the strategies we employ.
  • We offer a holistic approach to wealth management, incorporating taxes, insurance, estate planning, education planning, and small business services which may all affect your financial picture.

Serving as a Fiduciary

As an Investment Advisor Representative, we are held to a fiduciary standard. This means we serve your best interests only. A minority of advisors choose to be held to this high of a standard. We aren’t motivated by selling products, but rather on providing sound financial advice, and plan implementation.

Ongoing Education

In order for you to feel confident in your financial strategies and empowered to make decisions, education is key. We strive to provide ongoing guidance, communication and services.  Whether it’s a monthly newsletter, annual review meeting, email or phone call. Our “common sense” approach to investing is designed to provide clients peace of mind because they understand their investments and are in control of their investing future.

Active Money Management

We utilize non-correlated assets, stop loss orders, and other methods to mitigate losses, preserving your capital base while not sacrificing growth. While others stick to the buy-and-hold, passive approach, we remain proactive with our clients’ investments, finding opportunities within normal market cycles.