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The Advisory
Business Model
Fee-Based Business

Whether you own and operate an RIA or are looking to associate with a corporate RIA, we provide you with the tools you need to navigate the fee-based landscape and grow your business. Our “custodian neutral” philosophy allows for maximum flexibility in where and how you maintain your client assets. We understand what it means to be a fiduciary and have built our fee-based platform to address the challenges you face as a fee-only advisor. Our seasoned compliance staff can provide educated guidance on SEC and state-registered firm issues, as well as keep you informed on a constantly changing regulatory environment.

 

Custodian neutral.
Engineered for maximum flexibility.

Leverage the freedom to custody your clients’ assets at any of the major custodians:
National Financial Services
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Pershing Advisor Solutions
TD Ameritrade Institutional

 

Five platforms through
One all-inclusive technology system.
Our own Blue Diamond Plus

Blue Diamond Plus gathers and reconciles your account data from the custodians of your choice and empowers you to manage your entire book of business.

Some of the features of Blue Diamond Plus include: Advanced performance reporting, account data aggregation, paperless workflow, sophisticated portfolio modeling, practice-wide rebalancing tools, simplified fee billing, and trading. This powerful technology can also integrate with your CRM, professional planning systems, and leading research platforms.

 

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Wide open architecture.
Your structure. Our resources.

Our flexible, open architecture platforms give you real choices to set up your practice in a way that works best for you and your clients’ unique financial goals. Customize fees and leverage our flexible custodian-neutral platform without unneccessary costs eating away at your revenue.

 

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More efficient asset management.
Less work. More time to play.

Become a more efficient asset manager with our streamlined, automated workflow and premier platform technology. Our automated processes can reduce the amount of time you used to spend on administrative tasks, so you can spend more time focusing on clients, building assets, and enjoying life.

 

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Full suite of professional money managers.
Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.

Our professional money manager suite gives you broad and direct access to third party managers.
In any structure and on any platform you choose.

 

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Ticket-based or Asset-based.
Your practice. Your pricing structure.

Our custodian-neutral platform gives you complete freedom to set a pricing structure that is most suitable for your financial practice and your clients’ assets. Depending on the custodian you select, you will have the ability to choose between ticket- and asset-based pricing.

 

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Low fees.
Flexible ticket charges.

Competitive compensation.

Keep more of your revenue without sacrificing sophistication.

We can customize a compensation package specifically for you and the needs of your financial practice. With ticket charges as low as $7.95, competitive payouts, and a flat monthly fee*, SCF places you in a broker-dealer relationship that provides you with exceptional value.

 

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Your DBA. Front and center.
Customize everything your clients see.

We understand the trust that your clients have placed in your name, so we give you the freedom to customize almost everything. Use your own DBA on business cards and letterhead. We’ll create a custom online client access portal to align with the look and feel of your DBA. We’ll help you add the name and logo of your DBA to all client statements. And because we know all clients are unique — some want more information, some want less — we’ll empower you to customize the content and types of performance reports they automatically receive.

Mobile freedom.
Everything you need. Everywhere you need it.

These innovative apps give you access to all your accounts in a completely mobile environment. Take the full power of our technology systems with you 24/7, allowing you to manage and build your practice on the go. It’s portable. It’s secure. And best of all, it’s easy.

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A better client experience.
We did more than improve. We re-imagined.

We built our entire platform with you in mind. But we went even further. We completely redesigned the client experience so you would look smarter. With better access to all the information you want them to have, the online portfolio is intuitive, easy to read, and easy to understand. And because we customize your clients’ online portal to align with your DBA, they are immersed in your brand each time they log in — increasing retention and minimizing attrition.

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Built-in fee billing solutions.
Efficiency comes standard.

Cost-effective fee billing solutions are hard to come by. Until we stepped in. No more over-priced, confusing software — and definitely no more spreadsheets. Our platform provides you with a built-in tool that streamlines the tedious task of fee billing.
Your office staff will love you for it.

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Negotiated rates, discounted pricing.
Our scale. Your savings.

Save money through our discounts and preferred pricing. Because of our size and scale, we are able to negotiate lower rates with many third party vendors. Be our guest — piggyback on our savings.

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Simplified business processing.
A paperless process. An at-the-ready team.

Streamlined.
Most of our corporate officers began their careers as advisors themselves. Their experiences have shaped our culture, eliminating unnecessary steps and streamlining paperwork requirements.

Fast.
When you submit new business, our paperless system instantly alerts each member of our business processing team. They take a proactive approach, working with you to quickly fill in paperwork gaps and missing information, and processing all new business within one business day.

Accurate.
Your new business goes through several steps of error-proofing to make sure that it is processed correctly. The first time.

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In-house expertise.
It’s what makes SCF SCF.

The unique composition of our back office staff places you in relationships with experienced, knowledgeable people. At SCF, you don’t get stuck in a phone queue — you get a live person on the line. Each and every time. We place great priority in developing authentic, significant relationships with our advisors. We work to know your business model intimately so that, when you call, we can effectively provide you with prudent advice that improves your practice and streamlines the way you do business.


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*Flat monthly fee includes Error & Omissions coverage, bonding fees, Wealthscape (hybrid advisor complete workstation), Kimberlite (new business workflow, document management, commissions, CRM), and SCF email. Additional fees may apply.