Who We Are
We are a collection of like-minded, highly credentialed and trusted advisors focused on providing the most effective, objective and transparent advice to help families make better, educated decisions. Our services are designed to help families manage, grow, protect and enjoy their wealth while shaping their legacy.
Our families have complex needs that often require customized solutions. Our core focus on advising ultra wealthy families gives us insight and advantages not often found in larger, broader financial institutions.
- We provide a combination of the many elements necessary for living a successful life with wealth;
- We create a protected and safe gathering place for wealthy families to collaborate and thrive; and
- We embrace the power of compounding investment returns over time while minimizing drawdowns.
As a fee-only firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we are held to the highest standard, the fiduciary standard, instead of the lower suitability standard common to banks and brokerage firms. Upholding a fiduciary standard of care means we put our client's best interests first. We don’t invest in proprietary investments or receive commissions that could otherwise create conflicts of interest.
Via our partnership with Schwab we can provide the full capabilities and institutional strength of a large firm while maintaining the personalized service and responsiveness of a family office. With $3.72 Trillion in total client assets Charles Schwab is the largest custodian serving independent financial advisors.
Via our partnership with National Advisors Trust Company (“NATC”) our families’ Corporate Trustee needs are solved while allowing the family to utilize Compound as their ongoing point of contact. NATC is one of the largest nationally chartered trust companies with $12 Billion of total assets under administration and was created by registered investment advisors for the benefit of the families they serve. As a nationally-chartered trust company NATC is authorized to do business in all 50 states and is regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. It is also a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Additionally, National Advisors Trust of South Dakota, a South Dakota-chartered trust company, offers our families an option that takes advantage of the consistently top rated South Dakota trust laws for protecting and passing on wealth.
Via our relationships with multiple competitive lending institutions including Charles Schwab Bank our clients have access to lines of credit and loans collateralized by their investment portfolios. Further, our clients benefit from our relationship with Charles Schwab Bank for mortgage loans provided by Quicken Loans, Inc.