WASHINGTON, D.C. – In yet another strong show of support for the Financial Services Institute (FSI), Capital Investment Companies announced that over 150 of their Independent Financial Advisors are now new FSI Financial Advisor Members. The Financial Advisors’ first-year membership is offered on a complimentary basis by the firm.
Dale Brown, FSI’s president & CEO, said: “Grassroots engagement is critical to our advocacy success. Regulators and lawmakers pay attention when constituents are engaged in the policy making process. So our collective voice is getting stronger and more influential. The momentum our members are creating speaks loudly that every independent financial advisor should join the fight to protect their business by becoming an FSI member.”
Capital Investment Companies’ President Richard K. Bryant added: “It’s an honor to be associated with an organization like FSI. They make a tremendous difference in our industry. Their knowledge of the issues and skillful execution gets results.”
In addition to advocacy, FSI financial advisor members receive: access to analyses of regulatory and legislative proposals; an Advocacy Action Center to easily communicate with legislators and regulators; opportunities to visit Capitol Hill and educate lawmakers; access to FSI’s first-ever Financial Advisor Summit and exclusive FSI publications and communications.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): FSI is an advocacy organization for independent financial services firms and independent financial advisors. Established in January 2004, FSI has over 100 financial services firm members and 35,000 financial advisor members. FSI member firms have upwards of 160,000 financial advisors affiliated with them. FSI’s mission is to create a more responsible regulatory environment for independent broker-dealers and their affiliated independent financial advisors through effective advocacy, education and public awareness. FSI’s strategy includes involvement in FINRA governance, constructive engagement in the regulatory process and effective influence on the legislative process. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.
About Capital Investment Companies: Capital Investment Companies is primarily comprised of Capital Investment Group, Inc., and Capital Investment Brokerage, Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC), and Capital Investment Counsel, Inc. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., for nearly 30 years, Capital Investment Companies (www.cico.us) is one of the largest independent financial services firms in the Carolinas. With their affiliates and strategic partners, the firm offers a wide variety of financial services to individuals, institutions and the CPA and banking community including: traditional investment brokerage, money management, investment banking, trust services, mortgage services, estate planning, insurance services, retirement plans and a community foundation.