Who We Are

HighTower is a community of independent-minded financial advisors aligned on focusing on providing objective, comprehensive wealth support for their clients. All HighTower advisors are client-first focused, meaning they will always act in the client’s best interests. Our advisors provide financial advice with a soul, getting to know the families they serve in order to help them build better lifestyles, achieve their dreams and create long-term stewards of wealth. By combining radical transparency, integrity and sophistication, we are reshaping the financial services industry from the inside out.


published on Jan 01, 0001

HighTower Founder Elliot Weissbluth explains the difference between a broker and a fiduciary, and why it matters to an investor’s financial health.

98

Advisor Businesses

207

Financial Advisors

33

States Represented

600

Total Staff


The HighTower Way

The traditional Wall Street wealth management industry is rife with conflicts of interests and bad incentives. We founded HighTower during the global financial crisis to provide clients with a better alternative:

Fee-Based: Our advisors use predominantly fee-based compensation models that are clearly presented to clients.

Technology-Driven: We leverage new, streamlined and integrated technology to optimize the advisor and client experience, while removing the burdens of the middle- and back-office off the shoulders of the advisory businesses we serve.

Multi-Custodial: We partner with trusted, third-party vendors and renowned custodians to offer choice, security and optimal client solutions.

Community-Oriented: We foster a collaborative environment among our network of financial advisors in an effort to drive better results and experiences for all clients by learning from one another.

Open-Architecture: We provide access to high-quality research and a wide array of investment products, handling due diligence and relationship support for all service providers.

Interests-Aligned:
HighTower is a firm built by advisors, for advisors. Each advisory business actively participates in maintaining our fiduciary, client-first culture.
 

Old Wall Street Paradigm

Broker, pushing proprietary products

Compensated largely on opaque commissions

Narrow range of often overpriced, low-quality in-house investment products

Single entrenched vendor often equals higher prices, poor service

Often beholden to corporate agenda

Cutthroat advisor culture

Shrinking
 

HighTower Model

Advisor, providing objective guidance

Transparent fee structure so clients can understand what they are paying

Wide variety of competitively-priced, high-quality third-party investment products

Multiple competing vendors often equals lower prices, great service

Independent-minded, client-centered, passionate

Collaborative advisor culture

Growing