United Planners Financial Services of America and Capital Market Consultants Enter Into Manager Due Diligence Agreement

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United Planners Financial Services of America, a dually registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisor and Milwaukee, WI-based Capital Market Consultants, Inc. (CMC) have entered into an agreement in which CMC will help United Planners enhance their third party money manager due diligence capabilities.

The United Planners’ investment advisory business has been steadily growing. One of the reasons they have been successful is because of their open-architecture philosophy. Advisors can be affiliated with United Planners’ investment advisory firm or they can have their own independent advisory firm. As one of their advisory options, United Planners provides advisors with a selection of professionally managed investment solutions. “As our advisors continue to grow their investment advisory practices through the use of third party money managers, we decided to enhance our overall review process. Our objective is to ensure we maintain the ‘best of breed’ in money manager solutions so our advisors can be assured they are equipped with quality products to offer to their clients. We are confident that CMC’s expertise will assist us in achieving our objectives,” said Billy Oliverio, Vice President of United Planners.

“We are delighted to be assisting an advisor-centric firm like United Planners in this important aspect of their growing business. Money manager due diligence is a core CMC expertise and sharing that skill with United Planners should be of benefit to their firm, advisors and investors. That’s our objective,” said Barry K. Mendelson, CIMA, CEO of Capital Market Consultants, Inc.

United Planners is a full-service independent broker/dealer and registered investment advisor that is uniquely structured as a limited partnership that provides ownership opportunities to its financial advisors. United Planners was established in 1987 and is a nationwide firm that provides independence and flexibility that is supported by a strong back-office. United Planners has strategic relationships with various open-architecture service providers across the various segments of the industry to provide their financial advisors the tools and resources to continue to build their business, while adhering to high fiduciary standards. For additional information, visit United Planners’ web site at http://www.joinunitedplanners.com. Member FINRA, SIPC. To request more information, contact Partner Development at 800.966.8737.

Capital Market Consultants, Inc. is a Milwaukee, WI-based outsourced investment manager, capital market and economic research firm dedicated to helping financial service firms develop and grow their investment advisory business. CMC has institutional clients across the country in the broker-dealer, bank and trust, wealth management and retirement planning industries.

United Planners and Capital Market Consultants are unaffiliated.

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