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. When they decided to sell their broker/dealer network to another broker/dealer in 2017, we began a significant review in the independent broker/dealer community 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.
- The firm has a history of sound business practices and a reputation for integrity that we believe represents the best in 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 the wealth management of your accounts.