Sid Ruth, CPA, CFP® & Tim Swartley, CFP®, CPFA™
About Cetera Advisor Networks
Our independent business model ensures we have the autonomy and discretion to put you at the center of all investment strategies and business decisions. Just as we stand behind you to help you pursue your financial dreams, we have teams standing behind us and supporting our business. These firms also strengthen our relationship with you by providing the resources we need to better serve you. We think it’s important for you to know who these partners are and why we have chosen to work with them.
Our Broker-Dealer: Cetera Advisor Networks
We are affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks, one of the premier broker-dealers in the industry. As our broker-dealer, they are responsible for executing trades on your behalf. Like all broker-dealers, they must undergo regular auditing, and are required to meet specific net capital requirements to ensure it can meet its obligations to investors like you.
But their support for our relationship goes well beyond its function as trade executor. Our affiliation means that we are not held to a sales quota or tied to selling only proprietary products. We have the independence and freedom to recommend the financial solutions that best suit your needs, ensuring your objectives are what drive all decisions, while Cetera Advisor Networks’ network of people and resources help us pursue your unique goals and vision for the future.
Their Parent Company: Cetera Financial Group
As the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors and a leading provider of investment programs to financial institutions, Cetera Financial Group provides award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to its family of broker-dealer firms nationwide.
Through those firms, Cetera Financial Group offers the stability of a large and well-capitalized broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving independent and institutions-based financial advisors in a way that is customized to their individual needs. Cetera Financial Group is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with their investor clients. All of Cetera Financial Group’s broker-dealer firms are members of FINRA/SIPC.
Our Custodian: Pershing
While Cetera Advisor Networks helps supervise and facilitate the trading for your investments, those assets are held by Pershing LLC.
Pershing LLC is a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, the nation’s oldest continuously operating bank, and one of the world’s leading providers of securities services. Pershing custodies brokerage accounts for Cetera Advisor Networks, including brokerage accounts with IRAs, and provides related administrative services, including settlement of purchases, tax and account record keeping, monthly statements, confidentiality and data integration.
Like Cetera Advisor Networks, Pershing must meet certain net capital requirements, and is subject to regular audits, both internally and by independent firms, to ensure the appropriate handling, segregation and protection of investors’ assets.
Our Most Important Connection: With You
While the firms behind me play important roles in our day-to-day servicing of your needs, the most important relationship we have is undoubtedly with you. We work with these firms to make it easier for us to work for you. Anytime you would like more information about the above firms, please do not hesitate to ask. We want you to feel confident that you understand, to your satisfaction, how we work with and through these firms, why we have chosen to work with Cetera Advisor Networks, and the absolute priority both Cetera Advisor Networks and we place on our relationship with you.