Advice and Advisors
HighTower is a leading advisor-owned financial services company. HighTower Advisors are free of those conflicts typically found in traditional brokerage firms. We are totally independent, yet fully supported in both viewing the financial lives of our clients more completely and working with them more effectively.
“HighTower's mission is
who have lost trust
in the traditional model.”
Elliot S. Weissbluth,
Built to Last
HighTower is fully capitalized by strong institutional investors and senior financial services executives. We have the commitment and resources to build our business despite challenging markets. Both our management team and our advisors hold significant equity stakes in HighTower, so their long-term success is aligned with that of our company.
Our capital partners have no interest or involvement with our product selection or research, eliminating many of the conflicts of interest found at traditional firms. They share our belief that truly independent investment advice and advisors are here to stay.
In the past, advisors too often had to choose between full support and full autonomy. By offering both, HighTower has attracted successful, experienced advisors who are looking for a more effective way to help with the financial lives of their clients.
The idea for HighTower grew over decades, not overnight. Our management team shares the vision to imagine a better financial services model and the experience to make it happen. We have had long careers, spanning multiple market cycles. Our approach to changing the paradigm for financial advice and advisors aims to create a stable business aligned with long-term client needs.
In uncertain times, investors and advisors rely on strong custodians. HighTower has clearing relationships with major independent custody providers, including Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and JPMorgan Clearing Corp.
Green From the Ground Up
Part of striking a new path for financial services is rolling out green business practices right from the start. HighTower is starting with places where being green can have an immediate payoff. For example, helping to implement energy efficient offices, encouraging recycling and limiting printer and paper use; and reducing our carbon footprint by supporting the use of public transportation through pre-tax commuter vouchers and coupons. We’re thinking bigger for the long term. HighTower is actively engaged in finding partners and practices that will help us make doing the right thing a sustainable part of our business model.
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