Does your financial advisor really work for you, or do they answer to someone at company headquarters who tells them what to sell and how much to sell if they want to keep their job?
If you’ve read the paper lately, you have ample reason to worry. We’ve seen too many stories about sales quotas run amuck, and financial advice that’s not in your best interest.
But there’s an easy solution.
When you select a financial advisor, choose a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with a professional independent advisory firm. Because these advisors are independent, they are not tied to any particular family of funds or investment products, and can recommend the products, services, and strategies best suited to your needs.
As fiduciaries, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are held to the highest legal standard of care – and are required to act in the best interests of their clients at all times. RIA firms like ours are registered with either the Securities and Exchange Commission or with state regulators.
Our firm is proud to be an independent Registered Investment Advisor, and we’re part of one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic areas within the financial services industry. (Not to mention that our firm is 100% woman-owned!).
Investors have entrusted independent advisors like us with over $4 trillion of their money, according to Charles Schwab. You can learn more by visiting Schwab’s Independent Advisor Learning Center at FindYourIndependentAdvisor.com.