As our clients know, Virtus Wealth Management is an independent wealth management firm which allows us to choose the investments and services that are an appropriate fit for our clients’ goals and needs. This commitment to independent and objective financial advice helps to preserve the integrity of our investment advice.
As an independent firm, we are required by the SEC to be registered with a Broker-Dealer, and our Broker-Dealer is LPL Financial. Our professionals specifically chose to affiliate with LPL Financial as our Broker-Dealer for several reasons.
- LPL provides objective market research, compliance oversight, innovative technology, and ongoing practice consulting and training.
- LPL is the nation’s largest independent Broker-Dealer1 with a history of excellence and advisor autonomy as a core tenet of their business from the start.
- The LPL Financial SIPC Membership provides account protection up to a maximum of $500,000 per customer, of which $250,000 may be claims for cash. An explanatory brochure is available at www.sipc.org. Additionally, through London Insurers, LPL Financial accounts have additional securities protection to cover the net equity of customer accounts up to an overall aggregate firm limit of $575,000,000 subject to conditions and limitations. The account protection applies when an SIPC member firm fails financially and is unable to meet obligations to securities clients, but it does not protect against losses from the rise and fall in the market value of investments.
- LPL does not offer proprietary investment products or engage in investment banking activities.
We believe that effective wealth management is enhanced by the right partner. In the same way that our clients benefit from our knowledge and guidance, we benefit from the insights and oversight of LPL Financial. This is the power of affiliation.