Why Choose Us
John's passion is to provide a guiding hand as the client travels through their financial life. Many of his clients have been with him for more than 20 years because they can depend on his integrity, responsiveness, and wide range of expertise. John Dougherty is someone who is not only a Registered Investment advisor, but also a CPA who has worked first hand with Wall Street banks and Fortune 500 companies.
In short, we want our clients to rely on us to provide a secure financial path for them and their families. Period.
Our firm receives no commission or financial benefits from any organization. We have no financial affiliation with any broker, insurance agent, bank, or attorney. And, we receive no free trips to Europe if we recommend a company's mutual fund.
Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are different from stock brokers and insurance agents. Yes, by law, only RIAs have a fiduciary duty to recommend the best alternative for their clients.
Contrast this to a stock broker who may recommend a mutual fund that may be suitable for the client, but because of its high fee structure, is not the best available.
The fiduciary duty of the RIA is enforced by the State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation in its effort to ensure the Registered Investment Advisory firm complies with fiduciary obligations.