Celebrating 5 years of registration in South Carolina
When I began in the fall of 2015 to become an independent registered investment adviser. I remember January
6, 2016 was such an exciting time as
I received word that my firm registration had been granted for business.
Thanks go out to every one in South Carolina that help the firm grow.
In June of 2019 we relocated to Biloxi, Mississippi and the firm was granted
registration in the state of Mississippi.
When I started the firm I wanted to bring clients the benefit of my many years years of investment experience. From my days with PaineWebber to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a registered representative. As founder of Akin Investments, llc I serve clients as an investment
adviser representative. I have a fiduciary duty (the highest standard of care) to my clients.
Make Experience, intellectual capital and dedicated personal service to help you meet your life goals.
Looking back over the past five years I recall this write up from the Index Journal, Greenwood, South Carolina
EXPERT: Take Caution before choosing financial adviser By Adam Benson firstname.lastname@example.org Oct 3, 2018
“One of the first things a potential investor should consider is FINRA’s BrokerCheck. They do an excellent job in vetting everyone’s personal and professional background. It’s a free service and it’s a quick and easy way to begin verifying both a firm and/or an individual that they may be considering a relationship with,” said Stephen Akin, of Greenwood- based Akin Investment Advisory. Akin said he created a layer of accountability between himself and his clients’ money.
“I have my business set up to where I don’t take custody of any cash and/or securities, and I don’t have access to withdraw any kind of fees from a customer’s account,” Akin said. “I receive my fees separately. I provide completely independent, unbiased information, planning, research and portfolio management for my clients.”
Why? “The bottom line is, if the representative or the firm has any access to any part of the funds, securities or accounts in any way, there will be the potential for an inherent conflict,” Akin said.
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