Our Independent Advisors
As a Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA), our clients' portfolios are held at the custodian Fidelity Investments. Since 1946, Fidelity Investments has over 40 million individual investors, $11.1 Trillion in Assets Under Management, 22,000 business investors, 52,000 employees and has over 2.4 Million trades per day.
The foundation of our philosophy is built upon the following beliefs:
A captive agent or advisor only works for one insurance or investment company. A captive agent is paid by that one company. Captive agents have the knowledge of a limited number of products from the company that employs them but cannot help a client who does not need or does not qualify for that company's products. That company may push its captive agents to sell certain investment products or policies or meet sales quotas which in turn sells something that is not in the client's best interest. Most advisors are captive.
An independent agent or advisor does not work for any particular insurance company. Independent agents can offer investments or insurance products from an array of companies.
This arrangement can be better for clients because the advisor can seek out the best solution for that client's needs.