The Flanders Group, located in Bel Air, Maryland, has selected Commonwealth Financial Network as its broker/dealer. Commonwealth, the nation’s largest, privately held independent broker/dealer, supports approximately 1,800 independent advisors* serve their clients and manage total account assets of approximately $156 billion.*
“We are pleased to welcome the great people at The Flanders Group to our network of financial advisors dedicated to providing indispensable service to their clients,” said Commonwealth CEO Wayne Bloom. “By partnering with Commonwealth, The Flanders Group is demonstrating a commitment to offering independent and objective advice. They are free to focus exclusively on what’s right for their clients and act in their best interests.”
The Flanders Group will be supported by Commonwealth on a variety of client services, including investment choices and resources; intuitive, easy-to-use technology; business consulting; and compliance and legal support. The independent broker/dealer also offers its advisors industry-leading educational conferences, designed to promote professional development, along with networking opportunities with hundreds of successful advisors and industry partners.
“The fact that we’ve chosen to work with Commonwealth means that our firm remains independent, too—there is no pressure to promote a particular product or strategy,” said David Flanders, owner of The Flanders Group. “It’s a model that differs from that of other types of financial services firms whose advisors are accountable not just to their clients, but also to the parent company that employs them.”.
Commonwealth ranks “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms” in the J.D. Power 2018 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.**
About The Flanders Group
David Flanders of The Flanders Group has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 1985. Located at 221 Maitland Street, Bel Air, MD 21015 the firm prides itself on crafting unique strategies for each client. For more information, please visit www.flanderscpa.com or 410-569-4506.
Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES insurance agency. Tax planning and preparation services offered by The Flanders Group are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.
About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports approximately 1,800 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com
*As of 12/31/17
**Commonwealth Financial Network® received the highest score in the independent advisor segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction among financial advisors. Visit www.jdpower.com/awards