Operating as an independent financial services boutique, we depend on many professionals at our chosen strategic partner firms. These professionals may be investment analysts, IT specialists, compliance attorney’s, investment administrators, insurance specialists, involved in software technology service, or other discipline in support of our firm. These professionals provide the “back office” we need to deliver our client services. Excluding investment management firms, we depend on more than a dozen different companies and their skilled professional staff to support our business.
A few of our chosen partners:
Charles Schwab Advisor Services
Our relationship with Schwab is critical because they are the asset custodian and investment platform for our clients. In addition to producing statements and investment accounting functions, they provide AWM the investment trading platform and critical investment management software necessary for us to execute our investment management services. You can find out more information about how Schwab supports our firm here.
eMoney produces state of the art financial planning software called the “Wealth Management System”. This software forms the backbone of our planning delivery to our clients. It includes a web based client portal that becomes a single site for our clients to view everything in their financial lives. You can learn more about eMoney Advisor here.
A key component to managing investments is portfolio construction and manager selection. Zephyr produces two software platforms that assist us in doing both of these tasks: AllocationADVISOR and StyleADVISOR. You can find out more about Zephyr here.
To track the various investment managers and products we utilize in client’s portfolios, we depend on Morningstar’s database of information. They are a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. They offer an extensive line of products and services for financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. You can learn more about Morningstar here.