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Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. formed a strategic relationship with Pershing, LLC to execute, clear and custody the assets of our advisor’s clients. Collectively as a strong partner with Pershing, Summit is able to deliver innovative products and services to our professional financial advisors and clients throughout the United States.

Pershing’s 70 year history and financial stability as a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, provides Summit with the comfort, assurance and strength in being affiliated with one of the leading financial institutions in the world.

About Pershing

You want your business to achieve its maximum potential. That is why Summit looked to a partner who can deliver maximum support—a partner like Pershing, committed to helping you grow your business without limits.

Pershing is the industry's largest global business solutions provider, with more customers who clear with Pershing than with any other clearing firm. Pershing offers unequaled experience built over seven decades of serving financial organizations of every size and business model.

You can gain confidence from Pershing’s financial position. Pershing has over $1.5 trillion* in global client assets held in custody, and their parent company, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, has $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and administration.

Pershing's market leadership enables them to make an exceptional investment in our advisors success. Pershing offers state-of-the-art technology, a highly reliable and scalable infrastructure, and a host of innovative products and services.

Pershing exclusively serves financial organizations, money managers, and registered investment advisors, and registered representatives with no retail lines of business to distract them, and no proprietary trading for their own book of business.

Pershing’s story begins and ends with people. Pershing invests in a high-touch, dedicated service model, and takes a consultative approach to helping Summit succeed. Pershing’s long associate tenures lets them build lasting relationships with experienced professionals who know the business.

Global Reach
Pershing is the industry's largest global outsourcing provider, serving more than 300 international financial organizations and doing business in more than 60 markets. They are also nationally recognized  as a one-stop, full-service global solution with integrated, multicurrency clearing and execution, plus a full range of global resources.

Strength and Stability

Pershing LLC has been a leading global provider of financial business solutions for over 70 years and serves many of the world’s most respected financial organizations, remaining committed to the safekeeping, servicing, segregation and reporting of assets held in custody.

Financial Strength—September 30, 2013
Pershing’s core financial strength provides the foremost measure of the protection of assets held in their custody. Their parent company, BNY Mellon, is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Please note that Pershing’s financial strength does not protect against loss due to market fluctuation.


  • Over $1.5 trillion in global client assets

BNY Mellon

  • $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and administration
  • $1.5 trillion in assets under management

Evaluation and Segregation of Assets
As required, Pershing segregates investor assets, which are fully paid-for, from its own assets. Therefore, in the unlikely event of the financial failure of Pershing, investors’ fully paid-for assets will remain separate from Pershing’s own assets.

SIPC® Coverage
Pershing is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC®). As a result, securities in client accounts are protected up to $500,000 (including a maximum of $250,000 for claims for uninvested cash awaiting reinvestment). For details, please see

SIPC coverage does not protect against loss due to market fluctuation of investments.

*As of September 30, 2013.