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Investment firms, lawyers, companies looking for new shareholders or investors, financial planners and advisors can describe their services and products in this section for a $100 listing fee per year. Limit 70 words, including hyperlinks and one photo. You can update your listing via a Facebook interface. Listing and payment accepted via PayPal at Epstein.email@example.com. Advertising is also accepted.
Note: The listings of investment firms, mutual fund companies, financial products and advisors on this site do not constitute an endorsement. All investors must investigate these firms before making any investment decisions. This site is not responsible for any investment losses incurred by investors.
Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firms
Note: Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are fiduciaries regulated under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Independent registered investment advisors are held by law to the highest standard of responsibility to their clients that upholds them to always act in their clients’ best interests. This encourages a unique level of personalized service not always found in many commission-based, investor-advisor relationships. RIAs are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities regulators.
Registration does not mean a government agency approves an advisor or reviews his or her qualifications. Many independent RIAs and other financial services professionals receive compensation for services in a variety of ways. You should determine which method of compensation offers the lowest total costs and best meets with your own investment interests and needs. Independent advisors use an independent custodian to hold your assets. This means your money is not being held by the same person who is investing it.
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If you are in investor relations or looking for new investors into your company, a listing here could attract sophisticated people seeking new opportunities in emerging industries, such as cannabis or new ETFs, funds or leveraged products.
Tired about reading when a global bank where you have your checking or savings account is involved in a national lawsuit or federal securities investigation? If so, dump that bank and select a credit union. Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned, and provide most of the same services provided by large national banks. They are accountable to their member-owners and because credit unions earn a federal tax exemption, their members see earnings converted into higher savings returns, lower loan rates and lower, fewer fees.
Check here for a list of the credit unions near you.
Get the basics about the benefits of annuities here from annuity.org. Annuities provide a fixed amount of money per month or year based on your initial investment. The payments can be made monthly, quarterly or annually. The amount of return on your initial investment can be a fixed amount or one that varies based on the equity markets. Some annuities also provide life insurance benefits. These products are very flexible, however, you have to ask about the fees. Annuities have a role in providing a reliable, predictable return on an investment, but ask about the fees, expenses and redemption policy from the issuer. The site www.annuity.org has all of this information.
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Pro-investor attorneys can help investors recoup financial losses from advisors, investment firms and 401(k) advisors who abuse their fiduciary responsibilities. Here is a list of pro-investor attorneys.
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Where professionals in the financial services industry can help each other work through adopting the practices that the financial reform bill is enforcing.
The Committee advocates for the authentic fiduciary standard as established under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The Committee seeks to help inform and nurture a public discussion on the fiduciary standard. Its objective is to ensure that any financial reform regarding the fiduciary standard, 1.) Meets the requirements of the authentic, undiluted fiduciary standard, as presently established in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and ERISA, and 2.) covers all professionals who provide investment and financial advice or who hold themselves out as providing financial or investment advice, without exceptions and without exemptions.
The EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.
Advocating the Fiduciary Standard
Establish a Co-Operative Business Legal Structure
Co-ops may or may not incorporate, but should draft a document stating membership requirements and responsibilities. The purchase of shares confers membership and members may vote on business issues on a vote-per-member basis. Co-ops are usually run by elected directorial boards. Profits and losses typically flow through to members in accordance with the number of shares they hold and are reported on the tax returns of the members.
For examples of how co-ops benefit workers, their business and the community, see this interview.