Alliant Wealth Advisors is proud to be a Fee-Only financial advisor.
As a Fee-Only firm, we provide our clients with an important assurance that we will act in their best interests and provide holistic wealth management.
Most financial advisors are compensated partly or entirely through sales commissions paid to them by mutual funds companies, insurance manufacturers and other product providers. What’s more, they are legally allowed to consider their own potential compensation when recommending a product. This creates the ongoing potential for conflict of interest, in which an advisor may be tempted to weigh his own interests against those of his clients.
Furthermore, this traditional model encourages advisors to focus on just one of their clients’ many financial needs: investing. Too often, clients do not receive the broad, comprehensive planning and support that their full financial health requires.
Fee-only advisors work within a completely different model. We are compensated through pre-agreed fees paid only by our client that are never impacted by the recommendation we provide. This eliminates the principal source of conflicts of interest, further enabling us to give purely objective advice and guidance. It also frees us from a narrow focus on investments so that we can properly address clients’ full range of needs, from planning to tax management to estate planning.
Fee-only advisors comprise a small minority of advisors. We are not to be confused with fee-based advisors, who may be compensated through fees as well as sales commissions.