What We Do

We provide free information and services to investors who rely on financial advisors and firms to help them achieve their financial goals.

The more you know about financial advisors, the better prepared you are to protect your financial interests.

We provide the facts. You select the best financial advisor.

Background Checks

Our research team checks the backgrounds of financial advisors for you. 

  • We gather data from financial advisors
  • We conduct background checks (public data on the Internet)
  • We review advisor compliance records (FINRA, SEC, State)
  • We reserve the right to determine who is profiled in the Registry.

Research Reports

We ask the right questions and document advisor responses for you in online research reports. The reports document advisor:
  • Credentials: Education, experience, certifications, designations
  • Ethics: Compliance record, fiduciary status, licensing, registrations
  • Practices: Compensation, communications, reporting
  • Services: Planning, investment, insurance, tax, legal 

Paladin Registry

Want to find vetted advisors who work in your area? Go to Find Advisors on the top navigation. Two Registry services connect you to the right advisors.

  • We match you to advisors who meet your specific requirements
  • You select the advisors you want to talk to 

Information & Tools

Want to learn more about financial advisors? Go to About Advisors. We provide FREE information and tools that help you select the best advisor.

For example, use Paladin's FREE Check a Credential service to determine the quality of advisor credentials. A lot of letters after an advisor's name does not necessarily mean the advisor is a real financial expert.  

A Tip From Paladin.....

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