The HighTower Way

A vibrant, collaborative culture built by advisors, for advisors

HighTower advisors share an entrepreneurial spirit, common ideals of integrity and transparency, a proven track record of growth, and an unwavering commitment to the best interests of their clients. Only the highest-caliber professionals who share HighTower’s cultural beliefs are invited to join our exclusive advisor community.

A bold vision for the future of financial services

published on
Jan 3, 2012

HighTower is at the forefront of the wealth management industry’s paradigm shift toward independence. The foundation of HighTower’s business model is the fiduciary standard: a commitment to providing unobstructed advice that aligns with the client’s best interests. Our investment process is fully supported by our own independent research, due diligence and investment decision-making. HighTower’s investment activities are independent of the interest and involvement of our capital partners, which eliminates many of the conflicts of interest found at traditional brokerage firms.

The intellectual capital in HighTower's elite advisor community is one of our greatest assets and most powerful differentiators. Our advisors gather regularly to leverage this collective wisdom by sharing ideas and best practices, fostering a vibrant and collaborative culture unlike any other in our industry.

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Advisor Services

broker dealer services
website services & email marketing
ria operations
marketing strategy services
compliance services
global investment solutions
business continuity planning services
capital markets services
billing services
alternate investments services
vendor contract management
technology services
transition services
business consultation & growth services
investment research access

HighTower advisors enjoy a non-binding, service-driven relationship with HighTower, which supports their full spectrum of needs: from sophisticated IT infrastructure to marketing and public relations resources and everything in between.

HighTower provides advisors with industry-leading resources to fuel the accelerated growth of their businesses, including Blueprint for Growth: a breakthrough study highlighting the characteristics of top-performing advisor practices and showcasing tactics to enhance growth. It is available exclusively to HighTower advisors, who have the distinct advantage of learning directly from elite practices and receive support to implement the study’s findings and best practices on their own teams.

Our in-house investment and research coordination team, Global Investment Solutions (GIS), equips our advisors with in-depth research and due diligence as well as access to best-in-class investment choices. On our exclusive open-architecture platform, advisors have their choice of top investment firms and other strategic partners competing to earn their business. Finally, the HighTower community gathers for national and regional meetings throughout the year where we share ideas, hear from thought leaders and industry luminaries, and enjoy the company of our peers.