What We Offer
Helping firms pursue successful outcomes
As a fully engaged extension of your business and partner in your success, we connect you with subject matter experts, turnkey investment solutions and insights to help take your business to the next level. You provide clarity and guidance through thoughtful planning, we provide access to a comprehensive suite of wealth management services that help you address both sides of your clients’ balance sheet.
Our extensive advisory product line-up allows you to recommend discretionary and non-discretionary managed investment solutions, including single and multi-strategy programs, separately managed accounts (SMAs), and Fund portfolios. Senior strategists and advice-giving teams provide objective insights and guidance on how to leverage our robust research platform.
Advisory products are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts and are not appropriate for all clients.
Research and Investment Strategy provided by Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. (WFII), a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.
Annuities can be an effective part of a client’s overall retirement plan beyond a 401(k) or IRA. We provide a variety of investment choices through more than 30 providers offering variable, fixed and indexed options.
Insurance products are offered through nonbank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies.
Variable annuities are long-term investments appropriate for retirement funding and are subject to market fluctuations and investment risk.
Fixed annuities may have a higher initial interest rate which is guaranteed for a limited time period only. At the end of the guarantee period, the contract may renew at a lower rate. Unlike variable annuities, fixed indexed annuities are typically structured so that they are not securities registered with the SEC. Nor are the sales in indexed annuities regulated by the SEC or FINRA Regulation, Inc.
Liability management plays an important role in helping clients reach their goals. We offer access to securities-based lending products and provide referrals to banking or lending specialists to help advisors manage both sides of a client’s balance sheet and broaden the services they provide.
- Cash management tools like debit/ATM cards, check writing, direct deposit and online bill pay
- Cash Sweep Program with three options: Standard and Expanded Bank Deposit Sweeps, and Money Market Fund Sweep*
- Home mortgage services such as primary, secondary, vacation, investment and credit lines available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, offered by Wells Fargo Bank, NA
- Private Banking services including but not limited to custom lending facilities, liabilities management and capital restructuring
*An investment in a money market mutual fund is neither insured nor guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of the investment at one dollar per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the fund.
Wells Fargo Private Bank offers products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.
Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.
Securities-based lending has special risks and is not appropriate for everyone. If the market value of a client’s pledged securities declines below required levels, the client may be required to pay down his or her line of credit or pledge additional eligible securities in order to maintain it, or the lender may require the sale of some or all of the client’s pledged securities. Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC will attempt to notify clients of maintenance calls but is not required to do so. Clients are not entitled to choose which securities in their accounts are sold. The sale of their pledged securities may cause clients to suffer adverse tax consequences. Clients should discuss the tax implications of pledging securities as collateral with their tax advisors. First Clearing and its affiliates are not tax or legal advisors. An increase in interest rates will affect the overall cost of borrowing. All securities and accounts are subject to eligibility requirements. Clients should read all line of credit documents carefully. The proceeds from securities-based lines of credit may not be used to purchase additional securities, pay down margin, or for insurance products offered by Wells Fargo and any of its affiliates. Securities held in a retirement account cannot be used as collateral to obtain a loan. Securities purchased in the pledge account must meet collateral eligibility requirements.
Lending and other banking services available through Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (NMLS UI 2234) are offered by banking and non-banking subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Company, including, but not limited to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (NMLSR ID 399801), Member FDIC, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Certain restrictions apply. Programs, rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change without advance notice. Products are not available in all states. Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC is licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act and the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (NMLS ID 0906158). Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, holds a residential mortgage broker license in Georgia and is licensed as a residential mortgage broker (license number MB2234) in Massachusetts.Equal Housing Lender
We offer access to a wide range of asset classes including equities, fixed-income, options, Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to help you build a clients’ portfolio tailored to meet their unique goals.
Challenging life events can be opportunities to build strong relationships with clients. We offer professional resources to help you assist clients moving into new phases of their lives, including:
- Estate Planning
- Executive Services
- Family events (like the birth of a child, divorce, caregiving)
- Federal Benefits Consulting (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid)
- Tax and Financial Planning
Planning for retirement plays an integral part of a relationship in working with your clients at any stage of their investing journey. We offer a wide range of retirement products and planning services to help you with your individual investor and business owner clients.
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