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What is FINRA?
The initials, FINRA, stand for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This, however, is a misleading description and hardly represents the real role FINRA plays in the life of an average investor. A quote from the FINRA 2010 Annual Report states, “FINRA … Read More
Check Advisor Credentials
Many advisors use fake credentials to convince you they are financial experts. It only takes a minute to verify the quality of advisor credentials. You avoid advisors who use deception to sell investment services and products.Check a Credential
Monitor Current Advisors
Financial advisors who derive income from your assets should not monitor themselves. Paladin provides a quarterly monitoring service that tracks key advisor information that changes over time.Monitor My Advisor
Why is it important to check advisor compliance records?
Advisors can have a history of client complaints and current licenses that permit them to sell investment services.Read More >
Why is it important to select an advisor who is a financial fiduciary?
Some advisors are fiduciaries who are held to the highest ethical standards in the financial service industry.Read More >
Can advisors legally withhold information from investors?
Yes it is legal. Financial advisors do not have mandatory disclosure requirements.Read More >
Why pay fees to advisors for their investment advice?
Advisor compensation should be impacted by the achievement of your financial goals.Read More >