If you could wake up every day and be happy about where you worked, would that make a difference in your life? Do you like the idea of working with qualified professionals who share similar goals? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you should consider working with us at First Standard Financial.
We work hard every day, and we spend quality time with one another as a way to learn about your concerns as well as your victories. Supporting your independence is very important to us, and we make every effort to provide you with the tools and advice you need. Think of us as your extended family. We want what is best for you because it is best for us, too.
In the age of big business, you may be surprised to learn how hands on and personal we are at First Standard Financial. Aside from providing the best customer experience possible, we want you to enjoy your work environment. We know that happiness is one of the best ways to achieve positive results, so consider these things about us:
A business built by brokers for brokers
A professional environment
The support you need when you need it
Access to a wide variety of products and services
Personal development opportunities
100% commitment to your independence
When you add all of these together, you have a unique chance to join us as we set a new standard every day. Are you interested? Can you afford not to be?
One of the ways we set ourselves apart is by offering many options. From securities to traditional and non-traditional investments, we want you to have choices to offer to your clients. We want you to feel comfortable and certain that you are making good decisions, so we will help design an approach that suits you and your clients.
We want you to succeed and are here to help. There are a wide variety of products to choose from when selecting investments, and as a broker, financial adviser, or registered representative, you will have access to as many options as possible.
There are thousands of broker-dealers in the U.S., but our approach is different, and our goal is simple – to set a new standard. We want you to meet your clients’ expectations – and we want you to exceed them when possible, so we make sure to give you the support you deserve. You will also enjoy a workplace that will help you succeed and grow.
Here is what makes working at First Standard Financial different:
Straightforward charges and fees – no surprises
Payouts that are above the industry standard
No quotas or production requirements – you set your own goals
Full OSJ and Branch support whether you work in our office or remotely
You may know a lot about the financial services business, or maybe you are just starting out. Either way, we want to help you learn the basics behind what we do.
First Standard Financial is a broker-dealer. We buy and sell many types of investment products and offer advice, but we do not work directly with investors. Instead, their registered representatives partner with our company to process orders. We are independent, which means none of our registered representatives are employees. They make decisions and choices without pressure from us. Independence is important at First Standard Financial, so we offer them a workplace without limits.
First Standard Financial is proudly registered with the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
We know that a smooth transition is important when joining a new company. At First Standard Financial, our staff will help you every step of the way. Nearly every one of our representatives was a new team member at one time, so they know what kind of questions you will have and the type of resources you will need. We have a unique working environment, and we will help answer your questions and get you up and running as quickly as possible.
By joining us, we promise to help you every day in all of these areas:
Asset Management and Transfers
Review and Assistance
When you join First Standard Financial, we will:
create an approach that fits your style and personality to help get you started.
provide detailed training, so you understand all of our policies.
make sure you feel comfortable when completing forms and paperwork for clients.
assist with your licensing or registration materials.
help you write client letters and the necessary transfer documents.
closely oversee client account transfers and assist with all ACAT documentation.
You wear lots of hats as a business owner, and you probably do more than just provide good customer service. From hiring and training, to brainstorming about ways to get customers to remember your name, you have your hands full. First Standard Financial can help by making your business part of a network of other business. This is just one way your business benefits from being affiliated with us.
If you are looking to grow your business, let therepresentatives of First Standard Financial help. We offer access to the best and most current technology, so you can manage and grow your business at the same time.
We have partnered with FirstSouthwest Clearing, so here are some of the ways we can help:
FS Access FirstSouthwest Clearing’s proprietary fully-integrated broker workstation combines the comprehensive reporting functionality of portfolio management systems with the transactional capabilities of broker workstations. This browser-based platform features:
Single sign-on access to all solutions
Comprehensive trading platform for equities, options, mutual funds and fixed-income products *
Portfolio management capabilities system that provides representatives and their clients with portfolio composition and performance reports, basket and fixed-income trading
Portfolio rebalancing and reporting **
Projected cash flows
Tax lot accounting
Detailed management reports, research and charting capabilities
Mutual fund order entry
Online, real-time account opening and account look-up
Real-time, delayed and streaming quotes plus news
Representative, branch and home office compliance reporting
Ability to e-mail client reports or have clients access them directly
FS Pro Surv. A software application for brokerage compliance, Pro Surv analyzes client, account, positions, open order, historical, and third-party product information against a complex yet customizable rule base to identify transaction and account issues.
Retail Customer Internet Access. We offer browser-based access for our clients’ customers that is seamlessly integrated into their Web site, allowing customers to view account information and/or place trades based on the parameters set for them. Additionally, reps can anonymously observe client usage of the site and evaluate how to better service customer needs in the future.
Online Statements and Confirmations. Customers’ statements and confirmations are available online for up to three years.
Daily and Custom Reports. Daily and custom reports are available online for up to three years.
External Interfaces. FirstSouthwest provides seamless access to multiple external interfaces, including Bloomberg, Albridge, QUODD and a variety of bond offerings.
* Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing in Mutual Funds. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the investment company, can be obtained directly from the Fund Company or your financial professional. Be sure to read the prospectus carefully before deciding whether to invest.
* Options are not suitable for all investors. There are risks involved in any option strategy. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood the option disclosure document titled “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options,” which outlines the purposes and risks of option transactions. This booklet is available from your Financial Advisor or at http://www.theocc.com/about/publications/character-risks.jsp. Supporting documentation of claims will be supplied upon request.
** Rebalancing can entail transaction costs and tax consequences that should be considered when determining a rebalancing strategy.