TRUE Fiduciary Investment Services
Many of the world's wealthiest and most prominent families, including the Morgans, the Mellons and the Rockefellers, didn't take their financial affairs to the local bank or brokerage.
They created their own Family Office.
After the death of legendary shoemaker Adi Dassler, the family sold their ownership of Adidas; creating a significant liquidity event and thrusting the family heirs into an entirely new industry; managing the family's considerable wealth. The Dassler heirs enlisted FirsTrust to create a "Family Office" with the investment expertise and independent technologies to acquire best-of-breed investment opportunities from across the globe and manage them from a private platform.
Today, the Adidas legacy wealth is managed for three generations of heirs to Adi Dassler by their own Family Office - engineered by the "good thinkers" at FirsTrust, the place of business of top fee-only financial advisors.
We believe this level of objectivity, independence and expertise should also be available to families that don't come from world-famous wealth.
We believe in serving our clients at the highest possible level. For this reason, we subscribe to Best Practices: A Professional Code of Conduct. The Code was developed by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, a nonprofit created to help investors know what they should expect from a fiduciary advisor.
We believe truly objective financial advice can only come from someone who doesn't sell investments.
We believe a trustworthy financial advisor should be able to offer references from satisfied clients as well as local CPAs and attorneys who are willing to affirm the advisor's sound reputation.
We believe someone who claims to serve your best interests as a "fiduciary" should never accept financial incentives from third parties.
We believe a truly "independent financial advisor" should be free to search the globe for investment vehicles by eliminating the unnecessary retail bank and brokerage middlemen.
We believe nobody is an expert in everything, and a genuine depth of financial expertise can only be provided by an expert FinancialTeam.
We believe fee-only advisors have an incentive to focus on your success, while "fee based" and commission-paid professionals have an incentive to find their next sale.