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Welcome to Orazio Financial Services!

We are very proud to announce a new affiliation that will continue to support our firm in our efforts to provide you with best in class products and services.

As you may know, advisors like us are required to affiliate with a broker/dealer. Since 2004, that affiliation was with National Planning Corporation (NPC). We had a successful relationship with them as they assisted us with the wealth management of our client’s accounts. Unfortunately, they decided to sell their broker/dealer network to another broker/dealer, LPL Financial (announced 8/15/17). After that announcement, we began a significant review in the independent broker/dealer community, including LPL, to find an affiliation that would best fulfill the needs of our clients and allow us to provide the high level of products and services you have become accustomed to. After careful due diligence, we have selected Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation’s largest privately held broker/dealer to be our partner.

There are many reasons we selected Commonwealth, but chief among them are:

  • The firm is committed to independence and highly personalized service, a philosophy that matches the spirit of our organization since 1991.
  • They are privately owned which means their focus is on their advisors and their clients, not shareholders as in publicly owned broker/dealers, such as LPL.
  • The firm has a history of sound business practices and a reputation for integrity that we believe represents the best of our industry.
  • Their technology is state of the art, providing new services to you such as access to your accounts on your mobile devices and the ability to sign documents electronically. For OFS, we now have access to research from prominent investment firms and managers and a suite of tools to enhance our wealth management of your accounts.

During this transition, expect no change in your personal relationship with us or the level of service we provide. Your relationship is important to us and we will continue to serve you as we have in the past. This transition, however, will require new paperwork to affiliate your account with our new broker/dealer. Please let us know if you can come in to sign the paperwork to transfer your accounts to Commonwealth, otherwise if not, expect to receive the necessary paperwork in a UPS envelope in the mail in the coming days with a pre-paid envelope back to us for processing. Transition related charges, if any, from NPC will be reimbursed to your account after it has been received at Commonwealth.

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