In many ways, the personality, values and professionalism of your financial advisor are as important as their investment acumen. You need to be comfortable with them, have a strong sense of trust and be able to engage in productive discourse. Truth is, you actually need to kind of like your advisor because, hopefully, you’ll be working with them for years. You’re also trusting them with your future, which is a very big deal.
There are thousands of financial advisors vying for your business. Why would you choose to work with ETA Investments? That’s easy: because here, it’s all about you.
First, it’s about earning your trust, because nothing’s more important than that. We earn your trust by listening to you, putting your needs first and providing truly customized advice and guidance.
We earn your trust by being 100 percent upfront, transparent and accountable. We believe in full disclosure. We also earn your trust by being good stewards of your money.
And finally, we work with you on your terms. Whether you want to meet in person, on zoom, on the phone… whatever works for you, works for us. And we’re always available to answer questions, discuss your progress or offer advice. Because here, you, your family and your future are our top priority. Always.
At ETA, building relationships with our clients is a top priority for us. So we take the time to get to know you and understand your life and your goals. Then, and only then, can we work together to build a plan for the future. How do we do this? Here are just a few of the ways:
Lots of advisors and financial professionals like to talk big and use language that their clients might or might not understand. At ETA, we speak your language. We’re down-to-earth, easy to talk to and make sure you understand everything that’s going on with your plan and your money.
When you call us, you get us. Not some customer service rep who knows nothing about you or your account. To us, financial advising is a personal business before it’s a numbers business. So when you need to talk to someone, you talk to a person you know and who knows you.
You don’t have to schedule a meeting weeks in advance to get a sit-down with us. Many of our clients just stop by when they’re in the neighborhood. Because, honestly, that’s exactly how we like it. We don’t want to be your money guys, we want to be your trusted partners.
If you want to see your statement quarterly, we can do that. If you want to meet annually, we can do that. If you want to meet monthly, we can do that, too. Want to let us manage just a portion of your assets to start out with? No problem. The bottom line is when it comes to working with us, you’re the boss.
We are truly humbled by the trust our clients put in us, and we take our responsibility beyond seriously. Not only do we want to reward our clients for their faith in us, but it is extremely gratifying to have a positive impact on the lives of our clients and their families.
Dave Smith is a skilled tax and financial advisor with nearly 30 years of professional experience. He started his career in 1994 as a Tax Advisor with E. Thomas & Associates, Inc. From 2000 to the present, he has worked as a Registered Representative at several financial advisory firms including Dalton Strategic Investment Services, Securities America and Arbor Point Advisors. In 2019, Dave joined RFG Advisory, LLC, as an Investment Advisor Representative. Dave holds his Series 63 and 66 licenses. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics.
Jamie Keith has more than a decade of experience helping clients plan and prepare for their financial future. He started his career as a Financial Advisor in 2011 with Dalton Strategic Investment Services. From 2014 until 2019, he was a Registered Representative at Securities America and Arbor Point Advisors. In 2019, he joined RFG Advisory, LLC, as an Investment Advisor Representative. He holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as his Variable, Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses. Jamie graduated from Jefferson Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science with an Industrial Technology background and in 2016 from the University of Northern Kentucky with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership.
Through our partnership with RFG Advisory, a professionally managed hybrid Registered Investment Advisory (RIA), we’re able to put truly innovative resources to work for you.
Our relationship with RFG gives us access to a wide range of investment choices so we can find the exact products and services for your needs. What’s more, your portfolio is made in Bluemonte, RFG’s robust, investment platform. This gives us tremendous flexibility to invest your assets, facilitate transactions, make distributions, provide comprehensive monthly statements, and manage your assets in line with your financial goals.
We’re extremely proud of our relationship with RFG Advisory, which has been widely recognized by the financial services industry for its excellence and forward thinking and the power it gives us to serve you better and help you prepare for a rewarding financial future.
As an independent advisor, we are empowered to serve our clients in-line with our values and our vision. So we’ve partnered with RFG, an innovative turnkey platform engineered specifically to support independent financial advisors like us. RFG handles much of the critical behind-the-scenes support required to run our successful business so that we can spend our time doing what we love — serving you, our clients. For more information about RFG Advisory’s awards and criteria, please visit rfgadvisory.com/awards-criteria.