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About Schwab Advisor Services

As 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 over 7,500 advisors. Visit advisorservices.schwab.com. Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Schwab.

Dimensional Fund Advisors* is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, the firm builds and implements strategies to help clients pursue higher expected returns. An enduring philosophy, strong client commitment, and deep working relationships with the academic community underpin Dimensional’s* approach to investing and form the foundation for new strategies. As of September 30, 2019, Dimensional* and its affiliates manage $579 billion in USD for investors worldwide.

DPL Financial Partners is the leading RIA insurance network that brings low-cost, commission-free insurance solutions from a variety of the nation's top carriers to RIA practices. DPL’s mission is to create a marketplace of no-load insurance products that enables RIAs to incorporate insurance into their practice to more holistically serve their clients. Clients benefit from products with improved pricing and fiduciary implementation of products rather than a commissioned, sales-driven one.

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.

At Foreside, we pair comprehensive and customized advice with best-in-class technology to help firms in the investment management space continue to innovate, improve and grow. We tap state-of-the-art technology to help firms drive operational efficiency and flourish in today’s regulatory environment. Foreside’s suite of services and platform-based model automate and simplify compliance and distribution for firms, and are designed to scale as clients grow. With Foreside as a partner, firms can dedicate time and effort to portfolio management, client service, sales, and other value-adding work.

By bringing together multiple, world-class investment teams in a single firm, Franklin Templeton is able to offer specialized expertise across styles and asset classes, all supported by the strength and resources of one of the world’s largest asset managers. Having pioneered global investing over 60 years ago, our global perspective is shaped by local expertise. Today, our investment professionals are on the ground across the globe, spotting investment ideas and potential risks firsthand. Our experience, global resources and focus on investment excellence have helped us to become a trusted partner to individual and institutional investors in more than 170 countries.

iCapital Network is powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace, transforming the way alternative investments are bought and sold through tech-based solutions for advisors, their high-net-worth client base, asset managers, banks, and general partners.

Judson Group is in the business of helping top talent and trusted employers find each other. We connect candidates we’ve gotten to know, both personally and professionally, with companies whose needs we understand inside and out. Our person to person approach, beyond resumes and algorithms, fosters more authentic, mutually beneficial working relationships. Whether you’re looking for standout talent or a career that aligns with your unique skills, each and every match is hand-selected with you in mind. As wealth management industry experts, we apply our knowledge of the marketplace to understanding your company’s specific needs. We partner with you to find talent that not only gets the job done but shares your vision and contributes to your company culture. Someone who’s prepared to do their best work, so you can do yours.

Judson Group has provided retained, priority, and contingency search services to a number of leading large, mid-sized, and small organizations nationally. Our firm specializes in Wealth Management, Banking, Finance and Accounting search needs in a variety of industries.

FlexShares® leverages research and investment expertise across disciplines to offer new, insightful
solutions designed to address actual investor goals. Each strategy is purposefully matched with a core investment objective: growing assets, managing risk, generating income or managing liquidity.
FlexShares ETFs are engineered from the ground up including collaborating with an index provider to
build the appropriate index that is designed to produce persistent return attributes while emphasizin
transparency and cost efficiency in order to deliver alternative index strategies. We intensely focus on identifying and delivering unique insights not already priced into the market. Investors can benefit from our dedication to advancing the science of index design and transparency we deliver through our outcome-oriented ETF solutions for the long-term investor. For more information, please visit

Palladium Group serves as a trusted insurance partner to RIAs and comprehensive financial advisors looking to complete their clients’ financial plans with risk-management solutions. Backed by the experience and resources of Ash Brokerage, a leading insurance solutions provider with a national network of 450 professionals and nearly 50 years of history, Palladium Group delivers concierge, white-glove service through innovative technology and individualized guidance to advisors and their clients.

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 20 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.

For independent RIAs who want to do right by their clients and build a business on their own terms, there’s only one choice. TD Ameritrade Institutional provides award-winning advisor tech, industry-leading service and advisor-first advocacy. The result? Efficiency. Growth. And a firm that transforms lives, careers, and communities.

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Consider us an extension of your staff. TD Ameritrade Institutional always has your back.

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From policy input to industry sustainability, you have someone going to bat to future-proof your business.

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TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC

Vanguard Charitable provides the nation’s highest value donor-advised fundThere’s a reason donor-advised funds are the fastest growing giving tool: They are tax-effective, simple to manage, and have the potential to transform charitable giving for the better. When sponsored by Vanguard Charitable, they also come with industry-low costs and best-in-class service.

Founded by Vanguard as an independent nonprofit, we are guided by their time-tested principles of low-cost, high quality investments, and strategic, long-term planning.

Our mission is to maximize philanthropy. We make it easier for donors to increase the value and impact of their giving. Our commitment to low costs and valuable charitable giving services helps our donors take their giving further.

Walton Global Holdings has recently announced its first Builder Option Land Development fund (the “BOLD Fund”), a unique real estate offering with a predetermined exit strategy. BOLD Fund’s investment objective is to acquire land for future sale to D.R. Horton, the largest volume U.S. homebuilder in the United States.

BOLD Fund offers investors the opportunity to participate in the current growth surge of the home building market in the U.S. The fund will acquire properties identified by D.R. Horton for near term residential development projects. As the land is developed, BOLD Fund investors will receive annual distributions.

Founded in 1979, Walton is a privately owned, leading global real estate investment and land asset management company that is focused on strategically located land in major growth corridors. The company manages $3.8 billion of real estate assets in North America, on behalf of more than 92,000 investors and business partners. Walton has more than 106,000 acres of land under ownership, and management in the United States and Canada.