What is your relationship with your custodians?

We manage our client’s assets proprietarily in-house. We do not sell products or funds or receive any sort of fee or monetary compensation from any of our custodians. Fidelity Investments is the custodian for the majority of our accounts. We feel that they provide very high quality custodial service and responsiveness. Also, the relationship with Fidelity provides us access to many functions outside of our “core competencies.” Some of these include: back office functions (tax reporting, statement generation, etc.), 529 plans, annuities, and 401k administration. We view access to the resources of such a major financial institution to be a key advantage. Our relationship with Fidelity allows us to leverage the advantages of being a small and independent firm while still offering sophisticated service and account management capabilities. Our relationships with other custodians are similar though not as significant.