Stableford Capital is a registered investment advisor, and as such, a fiduciary. We take that responsibility very seriously and have made it part of our operating guidelines. Along with our integrated advisory services, this is how we put clients first in everything that we do and work to provide them with all financial services within our one firm.
Fiduciary and Clients First
“I can’t ever imagine doing anything any other way.” -Andy Brinkman, Stableford Capital Founder
First, do no harm. This Hippocratic Oath is similar to our stance on putting a client’s best interests first.
According to the Cornell Law Dictionary, fiduciary duty is the absolute “highest standard of care,” and a relatively new concept in the financial industry. “Fiduciary” didn’t come into play until 2016, when the Department of Labor released the Fiduciary Rule. Although the rule was vacated in 2018, the tide turned.
Since then, research has shown that almost half of Americans think that all financial advisors are legally bound to act in their clients’ best interests. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Fiduciaries like Stableford first follow a thorough process to narrow in on their client’s best interest. We are in constant communication with our clients, wanting to know about any potential life changes while watching markets and keeping financial goals at top of mind. When we make a recommendation, we talk through it with you. We want you to understand the situation and our rationale for the recommendation.
Integrated Investment Advisory Services
With the client-first mentality, Stableford Capital Founder Andy Brinkman has created a seamless productivity that removes the middleman often stuck between advisory services and portfolio management. In Integrated Advisory Services, we all talk to each other and work together on every client strategy.
Similar to a family office, our integrated advisory approach brings together everything under one firm: advisory, tax and investment. We do everything in-house, calling on the expertise and collaboration of our leadership.
“We have a great group of like minds that think the same way,” says Andy Brinkman. “They want to do things, they want to… be part of a solution for folks, and that’s awful satisfying.”
People want to work with an investment advisor they trust. Because the Stableford Way is all about the client, we make it easy for clients to communicate with us and trust that we are working in their best interests. The more we understand about a client’s specific situation, the better we can advise and manage risk.