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What Sets Us Apart from the Crowd

When choosing a financial partner, how can you differentiate between those that represent your best interests and those that represent someone else's best interests?  The answer is simple. Independence. 

If you are looking for a trusted partner who provides: 

Objective Advice,

No Proprietary Investment Products,

No Investment Banking Relationships,

and Access to a Team of Independent Research Analysts, have come to the right place. 

Steve Flaten spent the first nine years of his financial planning career working for a well-respected Fortune 500 company.   While he worked hard to do what was in his clients’ best interests, at the end of the day, he was bound by contract to do what was required of him by the company he worked for.  That meant that representing his clients’ interests ahead of his employer’s interest was impossible.  You see, captive advisors must recommend only what company management wants them to sell.  If a better strategy exists, by contract, captive advisors will never be given the opportunity to present the best strategies to their clients.    

This inherent conflict of interest served as the catalyst for Steve's desire to create a new paradigm in financial services; One where he would be free to offer independent, objective advice without the sales-driven influence of proprietary products, sales managers or investment banking relationships.    

MainStreet Capital Management's unique partnership with LPL Financial, the largest independent broker/dealer in the nation*, allows us to always represent your best interests.   

It's not just the right way to do business.  It's the only way to do business.

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014, based on total revenue.