Why We're Different

A Higher Standard

HighTower was founded to address a systemic problem that has plagued investors for decades: large, vertically integrated brokerage firms claiming to be financial advisors, when in reality they are manufacturers and purveyors of financial products.

At HighTower, we perform multiple roles – advisor, strategist, consultant, financial confidant – but we are never proprietary salespeople.

HighTower is unique: we are an independently owned, registered investment advisory firm that has achieved a high level of Wall Street sophistication while fully retaining our autonomy. Led by a partnership of experienced investment professionals with their own established practices, HighTower is in an ideal position to meet client demand for more objectivity, transparency and independent thought at a time when confidence is shaken and trust in the traditional brokerage system has been lost.


A Fiduciary Duty

First and foremost, HighTower has a fiduciary relationship with each client. Putting your interests first and providing objective advice and solutions is more than just a mission statement – it is our duty.

We use an investment process that is fully supported by our own independent research, due diligence and investment decision-making. HighTower’s capital partners have no direct interest in or involvement with our investment management, which eliminates many of the conflicts of interest found at traditional brokerage firms.

“HighTower is committed to upholding both the fiduciary duty and providing access to Wall Street sophistication.”

--CEO Elliot Weissbluth