As independent wealth advisors, we are free to choose from thousands of investment options to find the best solutions for our clients. In seeking the best solutions, we look to work with industry leading product and service companies committed to the highest level of service and standards.
The following companies complement and enhance the services we provide.
At Altum Wealth Advisors, client assets are held at financial custodians TD Ameritrade Institutional and Schwab Advisor Services. Charles Schwab & Co. acquired TD Ameritrade Institutional in 2020 and is in the process of integrating the two businesses.
Schwab Advisor Services
Schwab Advisor Services, which includes the custody, trading and support services of Charles Schwab & Co. (“Schwab”), is the leading provider of those services to independent investment advisors. Schwab has more than 20 years of experience serving independent advisors and Schwab was a pioneer in the business of exclusively serving independent, fee-based investment advisors and their clients.
Schwab Advisor Services is a division of Charles Schwab & Co. For more information about Schwab Advisor Services, click here.
TD Ameritrade Institutional
TD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 7,000 fee-based, independent RIAs and their clients. The firm’s advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to run their practices more efficiently and effectively while optimizing time with clients.
TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. For more information about TD Ameritrade Institutional, click here.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is a leader in developing asset class portfolios for institutional investors and independent investment advisors. Dimensional Fund Advisors’ investments are designed to meet the needs of professional investors, and the firm’s resources are devoted to improving these strategies wherever possible.
Investments are not available directly to individuals but are limited to clients of a select group of financial advisory firms like Altum Wealth Advisors. Our relationship with Dimensional Fund Advisors is based on shared views about how capital markets work and how best to provide clients with a successful investment experience.
DFA’s investment strategies are supported by extensive historical research, which documents a reward for taking risk. Since the firm was founded in 1981, DFA has continued to work with some of the world’s leading financial economists to develop and enhance its strategies. For more information about Dimensional Fund Advisors, click here.
iShares by BlackRock
iShares by BlackRock is the largest exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provider giving investors access to asset classes such as stocks, bonds and others. With more than twenty years of experience and a global line-up of over 900 ETFs, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry.
iShares funds are powered by the portfolio and risk management of BlackRock.
Vanguard is one of the world’s leading investment management companies. The firm offers investments and retirement services to individual investors, institutions, and financial professionals. Vanguard has offices worldwide and managed $8.1 trillion on behalf of 30 million clients as of January 31, 2022. Vanguard operates under a unique, investor-owned structure where Vanguard fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard. As such, Vanguard adheres to a simple purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.
eMoney’s emX software is the most advanced planning and practice management tool in the industry.
It is the only wealth-planning platform for financial advisors and firms that offers superior transparency, accessibility, security, and organization for everything that affects their clients’ financial lives. A technology envisioned and created by advisors for advisors, eMoney’s award-winning software and resources are tailored to transform the advisor’s ability to implement comprehensive financial plans and prepare their clients for a secure financial future. For more information about eMoney, click here.
fi360® helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow, and protect investors’ assets.
Since 1999, fi360 has been providing innovative solutions to financial services providers, including the AIF® and AIFA® designation programs, the fi360 Toolkit™ software, and fi360 Fiduciary Score®. fi360’s vision is to be the leading provider of services that raise the level of professionalism in investment management. For more information about fi360, click here.
Morningstar® is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar provides data on over 500,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 18 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
Morningstar® Advisor Workstation℠ provides reports, ratings, and research along with portfolio analysis tools. For more information about Morningstar, click here.