In a profession based on objective advice, true independence offers many choices intended to benefit you, the client. Your choice of an independent financial professional is the first step in getting unbiased recommendations and impartial guidance based directly on your needs and goals.
Objective advice on achieving your financial goals may be best delivered by an independent financial professional. Your independent financial professional is not an employee of an investment or financial services firm – they are an independent business owner. At Welch Financial Planning, LLC, we have the freedom to structure our business in a manner that best serves our clients. We utilize a broker-dealer who provides services that include processing investment business, marketing assistance, practice management, and education. In addition, a broker-dealer holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws.
Just as you have the opportunity to choose your financial professional, we in turn choose our independent broker-dealer. We have a relationship with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge), one of the most respected independent broker-dealers. Recognized in the industry as The Fee Experts®(1), Cambridge has been ranked a fee leader among independent broker-dealers for 14 consecutive years(2) and is a seven-time honoree in the Broker-Dealer of the Year annual poll.(3) Together, we offer you the objectivity of working with an independent financial firm combined with the ability to access a wide range of diversified financial products and a wealth of investment resources.
1 THE FEE EXPERTS® is a registered trade mark of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for its investment advisory service for investment managers.
2 Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001-2014.
3 Investment Advisor magazine, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 Division IV; 2003 Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the six years listed. Experience may vary. Visit http://www.thinkadvisor.com.
Reproduced with permission by Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for specific use through December 31, 2015, by Welch Financial Planning, LLC.