Charles Schwab Advisor Services is the industry’s leading custodian for independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). Schwab Advisor Services is dedicated to helping advisors achieve their business goals. For more than 30 years we have supported firms of all types and sizes and earned the trust of more than 7,500 advisors. Visit Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Schwab.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. We strive to build deep, enduring relationships with advisors who share our desire to create better financial outcomes for clients. Dimensional and its global affiliates manage $596 billion for clients worldwide (as of September 30, 2018).

Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions® provides a comprehensive clearing and custody platform, brokerage, investment, and reporting services, trading capabilities, and practice management and consulting to registered investment advisors (RIAs), including strategic acquirers and professional asset managers, retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealer firms, banks, insurance companies, family offices, and wealthy families. The goal of Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® is to help clients ensure that they are always future-ready by providing knowledgeable consulting, exceptional people and transformative technology.

Greytwist is focused on their clients' concern about how their personal information is used, stored and safeguarded. This trend has made data governance vital to the operations of any business. Advisory firms face unique challenges in protecting clients’ personal information with limited resources and expertise.

Greytwist helps firms overcome these difficulties by providing a cost-effective, audit-friendly data governance solution: an expertly designed platform that helps automate data privacy initiatives, making them achievable and maintainable despite limited resources. Greytwist’s simple-to-use platform makes vendor due diligence, access control auditing, employee training, and data privacy efforts easier than ever before. With Greytwist, top-tier risk mitigation is finally obtainable for all advisory firms.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon’s Pershing Advisor Solutions is a leading provider of business management, execution and financing solutions with custody at its core. Our clients are professionally managed, growth-oriented advisory and wealth management firms and institutional providers that serve clients with complex financial lives. As a true business-to-business provider, we can help you run your business more efficiently and serve your clients more effectively by offering access to cutting-edge solutions - from private banking to alternative investments to global capabilities.

To learn more about how we can help you grow and build an enduring advisory business, visit us online or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

PPCLOAN is one of the nation’s leading sources of conventional (non SBA) cash-flow based financing for investment advisory firms. For over 19 years, we have consistently provided the most attractive financing programs available in the industry. With PPCLOAN you can expect quality service and tailored financing solutions because we understand how your business works. And that gives us an edge over typical SBA lenders and traditional banks who can’t afford the time to learn and understand the way your firm - or any investment firm - works. The three types of loans we offer to investment advisory firms are:

  • Growth Loans: For acquisitions (& mergers) of a firm or book of business
  • NextGen Loans: For succession plans, internal equity purchases, and partnership buy-ins/buy-outs
  • Refi Loans: A refinancing solution for existing business debt

Once we get to know you and your firm, you can consider us a long term partner who’s ready to assist you with your ongoing financing needs. This is about a relationship and your dedicated PPCLOAN advisor is committed to your ongoing success.

Segall Bryant and Hamill ("SBH") is an independent investment management firm based in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Denver, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Naples, Florida. Since our founding in 1994, we have grown to approximately $20.2 billion in assets under management.*

To meet the varied needs of clients, SBH offers a diverse range of strategies including domestic, international and global equity in addition to fixed income solutions across the maturity and credit quality spectrum. These strategies are available through various investment vehicles including mutual funds, separate accounts, and Collective Investment Trusts (CITs).

Known for generating performance through proprietary investment research, SBH’s team of experienced investment professionals seeks the most attractive investments within our various investment strategies. Our substantial employee ownership and partnership culture result in the continuity of our investment teams, long-term relationships and an alignment of our interests with those of our clients.

*Total assets under management (AUM) reflects the combined AUM of Segall Bryant & Hamill and Denver Investments, as of September 30, 2018.

Vanguard Financial Advisor Services began in 1975 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest investment management companies, with more than $4.93 trillion in U.S. fund assets as of September 30, 2018. Vanguard provides an extensive array of investment products, including a full range of low-cost ETFs and mutual funds designed to help financial advisors grow and preserve the wealth of their clients.

Most investment firms are either publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different: We’re owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by their shareholders. We make every decision with only our fund shareholders’ needs in mind. Our unique structure, along with our commitment to provide outstanding performance and service at the lowest possible cost, provides advisors with many opportunities for building their businesses and enhancing their client relationships.

We believe low costs are crucial to generate consistently strong investment performance. Our cost structure allows fee-based advisors to set attractive fees for their clients. Advisors can also take advantage of the latest information on current trends, as well as astute investment analysis, from our highly respected research teams. Our research-based, client-approved education materials are designed to help advisors’ clients become better-informed investors. In addition, our innovative practice management solutions can help advisors attract and retain clients, build their practices, and enhance their professional development. Perhaps the most powerful reason for partnering with Vanguard is the confidence that comes from choosing an experienced, trusted investment management company. Connect with Vanguard® at or call 800-997-2798.