Our Fiduciary Duty
As a Registered Investment Advisor firm, we are a fiduciary. This means we must act in our clients’ best interests, placing client interests ahead of our own. To uphold this responsibility we gather detailed information about each client’s financial situation, goals, and risk tolerance. Then we use that information to build a customized plan for each client.
We also align our interests with our clients’ interest by using a Fee-Only billing structure. This means we are paid only by our clients for investment advice. We are not paid through sharing in brokerage commissions nor payments from mutual fund fees. Those fee structures may impel other advisors to do things that are not in their clients’ best interest. You shouldn’t have to wonder what’s motivating your advisor.
We work to reduce costs to our clients arising from taxes, transaction costs, fund management fees, and other expenses. We also maintain the high quality of service that our clients expect. At Balanced Rock, we follow the golden rule: treat our clients the way we’d like to be treated. Our entire process is transparent. So while we hope to earn your trust over time, you’ll never have to take “trust me” as an answer.