Our Business Principles
We are guided by a set of values and principles that determine our course of action when dealing with clients and the public in general. Experience has taught us that by placing our clients’ interests first, our business will thrive. One of our greatest assets is the people that work with us. We know that if we don’t place our clients first, or show appreciation for our people, our brand and our reputation will suffer.
While maintaining a profitable business model is important, what matters more is ensuring that we act within the best interest of our clients and our people, and abide by regulatory policies and standards.
We are always seeking innovative methods to improve how we operate and deal with our clients and the public. While some of the older ways of doing things remain the best way, we strive to improve how we conduct our business.
Advancement within our firm is based on merit. Our people advance by dedicating themselves to a standard higher than anyone else could ever possibly expect from them. Doing so allows them to achieve success both for their clients and for themselves.
We don’t necessarily strive to be the biggest firm. While total assets under management is one way to gauge success, we believe there are other ways that are more important. Every day, we work collectively to be the best.
We always seek the best technologies available for both our people and our clients. We know that time doesn’t stand still, and technology moves even faster. Our goal is to always provide avant-garde technologies that give us an edge in the financial markets and in the advice we provide.
Privacy and security are extremely important to us. The type of confidential information that we guard comes to us naturally as part of our normal client relationship goals. Breaching this confidence would violate our internal policies, as well as those pertaining to federal laws and regulations.
We never gain the advantage by bad-mouthing other firms. We believe our people provide advice that is not only the highest in terms of quality, but also better as compared to other firms. There is no reason to say bad things about others when our own work speaks for itself.
Above all, we conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the highest level of ethical standards. Everything we do focuses on ensuring that we always act ethically, honestly, and exhibit a strong level of moral judgement making.