THE STRATOS DIFFERENCE

TRADITIONAL BROKERAGE MODEL

STRATOS MODEL

  • Held to a suitability standard as opposed to a fiduciary standard; advice must be suitable for client needs at that particular time. This is a less stringent standard than the fiduciary standard.
     

  • Full support and services.
     

  • Regulated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and State regulatory bodies.
     

  • Most broker-dealers, meanwhile, are members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which is regulated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
     

  • Commission compensation based upon the recommendation and sale of investment products. Registered Representatives may recommend products that compensate them with higher commissions.

Recommendations must be consistent with 
client investment objectives and risk tolerance.

  • Independent Advisors/Fiduciaries – registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or their State securities regulator.
     

  • Fee Based Structure - compensated by a percentage of assets under management or a fixed/hourly fee.  Managed account fees increase as the amount of assets under management grow.
     

  • Ability to offer objective advice.
     

  • Full support and services.
     

  • Broad flexibility to customize or personalize client advice.
     

Recommendations must be consistent with
client investment objectives and risk tolerance.

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National Resources

Delivered Locally

We believe Stratos Wealth Advisors offers our clients a clear advantage. By bringing the resources of a national firm to the local level, we enable our advisors to take full advantage of our organizational depth of knowledge, research, talent, and expertise to serve a broader spectrum of client needs. Through innovative thinking, insightful guidance and practical advice your advisor has access to vast resources in developing the custom strategies and services you seek.

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Consultative 
Approach

It’s no secret that sound communication between your most valued advisors fosters an environment for growth and success. It can also result in more proactive and thoughtful decisions. Stratos Wealth Partners brings depth in organizational intelligence, talent, insight and expertise to the development of financial strategies that seek to advance and protect a lifetime of investment assets.


We support a diverse and varied clientele, from business owners and executives to retirees and individual investors. We embrace this diversity because it allows us to continually enhance our skills and depth of knowledge to meet the vast array of needs our clients present.

One of our key requirements in engaging new clients is that they possess a willingness to remain open-minded and receptive to potential solutions that may be beyond their current scope of consideration. With this caveat, we are able to provide a far greater array of advanced techniques that can deliver a meaningful and distinct outcome to an otherwise challenging circumstance.

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Holistic & Objectivity at the

Core of Every Decision

At Stratos Wealth Advisors, our approach is fully aligned with your needs and our viewpoint is holistic, encompassing your full financial picture. Our advice is always delivered in an objective manner. We believe that aligning our interests with yours, in a manner that emphasizes integrity and full objectivity, is the key reason our colleagues refer to us as “pure” wealth advisors.

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Value Added Services That

Won't Outgrow Your Needs

Stratos Wealth Advisors provides a comprehensive suites of services for managing both your personal wealth and business planning needs. No matter what your financial needs may be, we can bring the required resources together to address them.


Our Wealth Management Advisors are well-versed in analytics, asset allocation models and risk management. Your advisor works for you as a full partner and advocate for your success. We offer the following services that seek to help you grow and protect your assets and facilitate their transfer among family members and heirs. We will help you develop clear goals and a concrete plan for pursuing them.
 

  • Investment Advisory Services

  • Financial and Estate planning strategies 

  • Succession Planning for individuals and businesses

  • Insurance and Risk Management

  • Executive Compensation – Deferred Compensation

  • Tax planning strategies

  • Philanthropic and Charitable Gifting

  • Retirement Planning and Wealth Preservation strategies

Stratos Wealth Advisors do not provide tax and/or legal advice. Clients should consult with their personal tax or legal advisors regarding the tax consequences of investing.