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Strategic Partners

We have identified some key trusted advisors that help us provide the best possible advice for our clients. These partners help us identify solutions that we can customize to meet your unique needs. More important, however, is that our partners share our values and our client-centered philosophy.

Schwab Institutional

Schwab Institutional, a division of Charles Schwab, is a leading provider of custodial, operational and trading support for independent investment advisors. Since 1987, Schwab Institutional has supported independent investment advisors by offering support and services to help grow their businesses and help their clients. Working with Schwab enables Smart Investor to provide a wide range of products and support to help investors reach their financial goals.

These materials have been independently produced by Smart Investor. Smart Investor is independent of, and has no affiliation with, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) or Charles Schwab Bank. Schwab has not created, supplied, licensed, endorsed, or otherwise sanctioned these materials nor has Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. conducted any independent verification of the facts and representations underlying these materials.

Dimensional Fund Advisors

DFADimensional is an institutional fund advisor that requires a minimum of $2,000,000 per fund per investor for access to their mutual funds. This requirement is waived for clients of Smart Investor who are able to benefit from the financial science and academic research Dimensional has brought to the practical world of investing. Known worldwide for its innovative and revolutionary approach, Dimensional has served institutional clients since 1981. With this strategic alliance, Smart Investor is able to bring these institutional experiences and efficiencies to our clients.


Fi360Fi360 is recognized as the "go-to source" of investment fiduciary insights and resources that are essential for investment fiduciaries to successfully manage their roles and responsibilities. Affiliated with the Foundation for Fiduciary Studies and the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), it provides Smart Investor with financial industry leading tools and resources designed to help us achieve the Global Standards of Fiduciary Excellence as we work with our clients.

Centre for Fiduciary Excellence

Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) is an independent global assessment and certification organization. It works closely with investment fiduciaries and industry experts to provide comprehensive assessment programs to improve risk management for institutional and retail investors. CEFEX certification helps determine the trustworthiness of investment fiduciaries.

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