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What is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor?

A fiduciary is a person or organization that acts on behalf of another person or persons to manage assets. 

questions about fiduciary

4 Questions to Ask Your Advisor 


Q. As my financial advisor, will you do your best to evaluate my long-term goals and recommend investment ideas to help me achieve them?

Q. In the course of our business relationship and because there are times when you may buy and sell investments for my portfolio, what is the range of fees and commissions you might receive?

Q. Do you a promise to act in my best interest on all matters related to advice and investment recommendations for my retirement portfolio?

Q. Do you or your firm have any potential conflicts of interest with decisions you might make on my behalf?

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pronounced: fi·du·ci·ar·y

/fəˈd(y)o͞oSHēˌerē or fəˈd(y)o͞oSH(ə)rē/


Selecting a Financial Advisor that is a Fiduciary Advisor

When it comes to your financial plan, we value transparency that is crystal clear. Ballast Advisors operates in a fiduciary capacity, which means we offer you unbiased perspectives and recommendations. Not only do we search for  a suitable solution, but the best solution for your interests and individual needs, doing so with full transparency.

We understand that there are many financial advisory firms to choose from and we want to make sure that our clients have chosen us for the right reasons.

Ballast Advisors is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated by that entity as well as by the Investment Advisor Act of 1940.

The Fiduciary Duty Is the Highest Standard of Care

We are committed to the highest standard of fiduciary responsibility and achieve this through a transparent process. Our fiduciary duty means  we work diligently to make sure that the client, the company and the commission can all identify that everything that we do is done in such a manner that it lends integrity to this industry. You’ve selected this transparent process so that there is never an inherent conflict of interest that could be identified that may soil the relationship we have with our clients or our community.


“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” 
John Wooden

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