It is our experience that in order to render truly unbiased, client focused advice, your advisor needs to be paid one annual fee which is all inclusive, visible and fair. They should not be the recipient of commissions or any other indirect financial incentives. They should not be accountable to "sales targets", they should not be selling you any particular firm's "product". They must work exclusively under the agenda of the individual client whose trust they have been granted. They must be accountable to their clients alone. Your advisor must be independent, trustworthy and held to the highest ethical standards.
At Venable Park, this is our calling.