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    Our Philosophy

    Conservative Principles

    At United Safeguard Financial Group our philosophy is based in conservative, well thought out principles.  We are dedicated to serve our clients by providing solutions to preserve their wealth and grow their retirement without taking unnecessary risks. 

    We do not believe it is wise for a client in the Retirement Phase to put at risk the possibility of losing what they have accumulated for their retirement.  We strive to design portfolios for our clients to receive competitive rates of return to beat inflation but at the same time preserve their principal. 

    Fiduciary Standard vs. Suitability Standard

    For you as in investor it is important you understand the type of financial advisor you are working with.  One of the most important distinctions to understand is if your advisor is held to a fiduciary standard or just a suitability standard.

    As a licensed investment advisor representative of Brookstone Capital Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor we are held to a fiduciary standard.  What this means to you is that by law we must follow our fiduciary duty to put our clients’ best interests first.

    As a fiduciary we are held to the highest standard and must have 100% transparency with fees and our fee structure.

    In contrast, the suitability standard does not require brokers to disclose all conflicts of interest to their clients.  It is also possible some brokers may take advantage of this and not disclose all investment expenses.

    Brokers are primarily compensated through commissions from making transactions.

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    Education

    We believe the best way to help our clients achieve their goals is to education them in a simple and straight forward manner.  We will never talk above a client and will always take the necessary time with each client to answer all their questions.
     
    When educating our clients we make it a point to clarify that every investment always has two things in common:

    1. Every investment has a designed purpose.
    2. Every investment has a down side.

    Far too often clients come into our office for a second opinion and unfortunately many of them are not using the investments in their portfolio for their designed purpose.

    For example, they may be using a bond portfolio for safety when a bond’s designed purpose is to provide income.  They may be taking on much more risk than they realized and don’t understand the downside characteristics of the investment.

    At United Safeguard Financial Group we make sure to educate our clients so they understand why recommendations are made and how we are using a particular investment to meet their needs and goals. 

    Company Structure

    The structure of our company is independent, allowing us to offer the best products from dozens of first class quality companies. We feel this structure is ideal for being able to custom tailor strategies for each one of our clients.

    We have no proprietary products or sales quotas to meet.  We will always search the market to find the best company and product for your specific retirement need.

    Our consultations are free and there is never any obligation to do business.  You can schedule an appointment in our office or in the comfort of your home.


    By contacting us, you may be offered information regarding the purchase of insurance and investment products.

    Investment Advisory Services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor

     

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