Unobstructed Platform

A Ground-Breaking Platform

State-of-the-art technology and industry-best resources drive HighTower’s client-centric approach.

HighTower’s Open Source Technology (HOST) platform drives our ability to serve every client and protect his or her assets by providing access to well-known and highly trusted brokerage firms, custodians and vendors.


Innovative Technology

Access to top-tier technology streamlines HighTower’s delivery of world-class advice to clients.

Benefits of our open source structure include:

  1. Thought Leadership:

    Firm-wide restrictions tied to investment banking deals, research department changes, etc., often prevent brokers at large, integrated brokerage firms from executing the best strategies for their clients. At HighTower, we have the freedom and flexibility to do what is best for you.
  2. Competitive Pricing:

    The best financial tools and services compete for HighTower’s business, which translates to competitive pricing for clients.
  3. Best-in-Class:

    HighTower’s core administration team evaluates the financial products and services available to our advisors and their clients on an ongoing basis, ensuring that vendors meet HighTower’s quality control standards.  
  4. Community:

    HighTower’s open source platform allows all of our advisors to share information and insights so they can deliver more fully-informed investment solutions to their clients and collaborate seamlessly with one another nationwide. 

Quality Research and Training

Research is a critical component of wealth management.

  • HighTower’s research team harnesses leading marketplace analyses and makes them available to our advisors. 
  • Advisors use the intellectual capital derived from research to generate investment strategies. 
  • Clients benefit from HighTower research that shapes and informs their financial investments and strategies.

With access to a broad universe of information, your HighTower advisor is able to make well-informed investment decisions based solely on investors’ best interests.


As an SEC-registered investment advisor and FINRA-registered broker/dealer, HighTower has a regulatory responsibility to provide regular and rigorous continuing education to its registered representatives and advisors.