We chose independence from Wall Street because we have always believed in helping clients select the investments that are right for them, not the investments that executives, stockholders, or directors want us to sell. Our focus is on you and your goals. We don’t push credit cards, checking accounts, loans or other proprietary products, and “sales quota” is not in our vocabulary. As independent business owners (rather than employees of a large publicly-traded corporation) utilizing an open architecture investment platform, we are able to select from thousands of mutual funds, ETFs, and other investments to develop an investment strategy best suited for your unique financial situation.

Brady Botkin is a CFA charterholder (CFA®) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®). The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. To be eligible for the CFA designation, candidates must commit to abiding by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, have at least four years of professional investment management experience, and pass three rigorous six-hour exams requiring more than 1,000 hours of study. Only 1 in 5 CFA candidates becomes a charterholder. Learn more here.

The CFP® is issued by the CFP Board of Standards and requires an extensive background check, 18 months of coursework, successfully passing a 10-hour exam, at least 3 years of experience in the financial planning industry, and adherence to strict fiduciary standards. The CFP® marks represent a high level of competency, ethics, and professionalism. Learn more here.

Our clients are kind, compassionate, disciplined, and open-minded. They are long-term, goal-oriented investors that value the ongoing guidance of an objective professional, and view money as a means, rather than an end. We especially love working with multiple generations within a family to help them create a solid strategy for building, protecting, and efficiently transferring their wealth.

We use a disciplined, low-cost approach to investing rooted in academic research to create a portfolio tailored to your needs. To craft the right investment strategy for you, we need to get a detailed understanding of your time horizon, cash flow needs, tax considerations, and any other investments you may have. We also need to understand the level of market risk you’re comfortable with so we can balance it with your other investment objectives. We use this information to create your personal investment strategy recommendation. Year after year, we will monitor your progress together to make sure you are on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made.

Our investment platform provides us access to thousands of mutual funds and ETFs in addition to individual stocks and bonds. We also have the ability to offer insurance and annuities if your financial situation calls for them.

We utilize the custodial services of Pershing, LLC. Pershing is a subsidiary of the Bank of New York and custodies more than $1.5 trillion in global client assets. Pershing is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) which protects customers up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims and cash). SIPC protection applies when a member firm fails financially and is unable to meet its obligations to clients. It does not protect against the rise and fall in the market value of investments. For an explanatory brochure, please visit http://www.sipc.org/.

Yes. You can view your accounts online through Pershing’s NetXInvestor platform at http://www.netxinvestor.com/.