San Francisco Financial Advisor Receives Due Diligence Recertification

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San Francisco advisor James Dowd, CFA, has received Financial Advisor Due Diligence (FADD) recertification by Investor Watchdog, an affiliate of Paladin Registry.

Paladin Registry ( announced that James P. Dowd, the principal of North Capital (, has received Financial Advisor Due Diligence (FADD) recertification by Investor Watchdog (, a Paladin affiliate.  Dowd, who first received FADD certification in 2010, is also a member of the Advisor Honor Roll.
Jack Waymire, the principal of Paladin, said "82% of investors have told us that they place increased value on information that has been validated by an organization that is not trying to sell them products or services.  We launched the FADD certification program last year in response to this need for independent due diligence."  Dowd commented that when investors look for financial advice "there is a wide range of services and compensation structures that are available to clients.  Paladin and North Capital both recognize the importance of transparency, independence, and high ethical standards in the financial advisory business.  I am pleased to be a participant in the FADD program, as it helps to promote these principles."
About  Paladin Registry. Paladin Registry is an independent company that helps investors to identify pre-screened, five star investment advisors and review their credentials, ethics, and business practices.  FADD certification indicates that information provided through the Paladin Registry website has been authenticated, a feature which is attractive to investors who often seek information validation from an independent, unbiased company. 

About James P. Dowd.  James P. Dowd, CFA, is the founder and principal of North Capital, a registered investment advisor.  He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S.F.S. in International Economics, Finance and Commerce.  Dowd has more than 25 years of experience in global financial markets and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ( designation. 

About North Capital.  North Capital is a fee-only advisory firm based in San Francisco, providing  financial planning, investment management and advisory services to individuals, families and institutional investors throughout the United States.  North Capital's investment process is grounded in enduring principles: broad diversification, a systematic, risk-based approach to portfolio construction, low costs, and tax efficiency. Contact:


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