A fiduciary is a person or legal entity, (such as the advisers at Anthem), that has the power and responsibility of acting for another (usually called the beneficiary or principal) in situations requiring total trust, good faith and honesty.
A Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) is an advisor or firm that is in the business of offering financial advice about investments to clients and is registered with either the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)* or state securities authorities. For instance, individuals or firms that receive compensation for giving advice on investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds or exchange-traded funds are investment advisors. Some investment advisors manage portfolios of securities. RIAs have a fiduciary duty to their clients, which means they have a fundamental obligation to provide suitable investment advice and always act in their clients’ best interests. *Registration of an investment advisor with the SEC does not constitute an endorsement of the firm or indicate that the advisor has attained a particular level of skill or ability.
Our commitment to any interested person who meets with us is to treat them the way we would want our families to be treated. We serve people across the wealth spectrum, from individuals who need everyday financial advice to multi-generational families who require complex advice and services to business owners who need custom consulting services.
Our firm is committed to finding a unique solution for every client we work with. We don’t believe that one size fits all. We use of the most recognized and trusted research companies in the industry, such as:
Dimensional Funds (DFA)
Zacks Investment Research
Investment Quality Trends