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Voted the #1 Independent Boutique Broker-Dealer in the Country*

Don Shula and Summit

As the winningest coach in the NFL and as the only coach to ever lead an NFL team to an undefeated season, he currently holds the NFL record for the most career wins with 347. Coach Shula's legendary characteristics—leadership, integrity and honor—make him Summit's ideal spokesperson.

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Meet Summit's Advisors

The people at Summit make the difference. Hear what our advisors have to say about Summit in a brief video presentation.

Providing the best possible service to our advisors is the core of what we do, and one of the reasons why Summit's advisor retention rate is among the highest in the industry. Our goal, quite simply, is to provide the support our financial advisors need and deserve to service their clients without limitation, and to do so in such a way that makes them proud to call Summit home.

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​Our Mission


At Summit, our mission is clear and unequivocal: To treat our financial advisors as our customers and to provide them with the same level of service and support that they provide to their clients in a way that makes them want to call Summit their home.

Summit at a Glance

Our Philosophy

We recognize that servicing your clients is the most important thing you do, and servicing you is the most important thing we do.

Background

Founded in 1993, we are one of the nation's fastest-growing independent broker-dealers and have been recognized as the #1 independent boutique broker-dealer in the country.

Number of Advisors

Our network of financial advisors is over 600 strong, operating from over 450 branch offices throughout the United States.

Management

Senior management has in excess of 250 years of experience in servicing the needs of both independent and wirehouse advisors.

Products

We offer a full complement of investment products and services, including traditional brokerage services, fee-based products and annuities and other insurance-related products.

Clearing Firms

First Clearing LLC, a registered broker-dealer and an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company; Pershing, LLC (a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation).

Consulting

We take a consultant's approach to working with our advisors and their offices, covering all aspects of their practices.

Boutique

The advisors at Summit are part of an exclusive group who receive ongoing customized service for their individual practices.

Summit in the News

View the latest news and articles about Summit, and browse previous newsworthy events.

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Blog

Our blog offers timely updates and direction on a wide range of pertinent topics, including practice management, marketing and technology, to give financial advisors insight on the latest ideas and trends.

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"Summit offers the personal touch of an exclusive boutique broker-dealer coupled with the resources and services of the largest firms in the industry."

Gerry Taylor Michigan

* Summit was the Highest Rated Independent Broker-Dealer among firms with under 1,000 advisors on WealthManagement.com's 2016 IBD Report Card.

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