Move Beyond Stockbrokers – Our Financial Advisors Can Help Make Your Money Mean Something
|How do I find financial and investment advice I can trust?|
Stockbrokers, unliked Chartered Financial Analysts® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, are often not bound legally by fiduciary duty to look out for your best financial interests. Consider instead working with a wealth advisor , who is bound by a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests.
|Is there such a thing as a full-service stockbroker?|
Some stockbrokerages may claim they are ‘full-service’, providing clients with different professional services such as estate and tax planning in addition to investing on behalf of their clients. However, unlike wealth advisors, who are legally bound by a fiduciary duty to their clients, those brokerages may focus much of their time on upselling clients for their own gain. Family office-style financial advisory firms, such as Mercer Advisors, instead offer all services as part of a single financial plan geared towards helping clients get the lifestyle they desire.
|How do I get help switching between brokers?|
If you are considering switching brokers—which typically comes with a fee and potentially other costs–you should first reflect on your reasons for doing so, and ask yourself if a new broker is the real solution. In many cases, we can only get real value from our investments when they are part of a unified financial plan, which considers future returns in light of retirement, tax, healthcare, and estate planning needs.
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About Mercer Advisors
- Many of our advisors have the CFP® certification and we encourage our advisors to obtain additional designations
- 46% of our employees are women, and 49% of our client-facing employees are women
- In-house lawyers and attorneys provide teams with critical support and guidance