As an SEC-Registered Independent Advisory firm, we strive to provide a level of service that we believe brokerage houses simply cannot afford. Some brokerage firms focus on short-term, firm-wide profitability. This leads to the following general problems: (1) Conflicts of interest, as the best product for the firm may not be the best product for the individual client; (2) Bureaucracy that constantly impedes an advisor's ability to provide world class service; and (3) Limited access to services, products, and research.
Many brokerage firms serve the masses. As such, the size of the assets they manage make it difficult to access certain opportunities for outperformance. In other words, an affluent client's needs may be subordinated to the needs of the brokerage and its collective client base. Independence affords us the opportunity to serve the individual needs of the affluent.
As an independent adviser, we are committed to delivering the standard of service only a boutique firm can offer. Our primary focus is providing:
- Preservation of client wealth
- Truly comprehensive wealth advisory services for the affluent
- Fully customized solutions that reflect our clients' particular values, interests, and goals
- Security of client assets
- Transparency of fees and costs
- Meticulous, diligent execution
- Access to the best managers and professional service providers
OUR VALUES-BASED PHILOSOPHY
At Three Bridge, we are continuing the investment philosophy that has always driven us. We begin with our value-driven process in which we work with select successful families and individuals. This process affords us the time necessary to learn about you - your family, your goals and interests, your vision and values. Based on in-depth discussions, we seek to craft comprehensive solutions that align your wealth with your values.
THE ADVANTAGES OF INDEPENDENCE Greater Access to Money Managers, Products, and Services
Many brokerage houses limit the scope of products and services they offer according to two criteria: (1) What's best for the firm; and (2) What works for every client - that is, products and services must serve the vast client base of the brokerage firms. As an independent adviser, we do not know such limitations.
We have extensive experience vetting professional money managers, hedge funds, and alternative managers. We believe that in order to optimize returns, many top performing investment managers must limit the capital they manage and therefore choose not to work with large brokerage firms.
As an independent adviser, we will have broad access to these top tier managers.
We also have the ability to establish multiple relationships on Wall Street for certain structured transactions which we believe will allow for more competitive pricing of instruments such as derivatives, insurance, and capital markets trading.
Greater Breadth of Objective Research
Being independent, we are not tethered to a single research source. We have wider access to expert opinion and information, as well as knowledge and tools that enable us to be more intelligent about global capital markets.
We are not limited by the legacy technology systems of the brokerage firms. Our systems allow for real time access to portfolio information which helps us better manage risk exposure for our clients.
SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ASSETS
Client assets will not be held by Three Bridge but custodied at Charles Schwab Institutional. Three Bridge will continue to be your wealth advisor and have your granted authority to manage assets, but no authority to remove assets from your accounts except per your authorization to debit fees.
After completing thorough due diligence on the top custodians, we have decided to custody assets at Schwab Institutional because of the level of service, integrity, and security that we believe is unsurpassed in the industry. Schwab Institutional is the leading custodian of investment adviser assets.*
We understand what it means to put your trust in us to manage your assets and help with your affairs. As an independent adviser, we are required by law to assume the role of fiduciary and to always put your best interests ahead of our own. This is not a standard required by a traditional broker. Most importantly, we are committed ethically as a firm to always act in our clients' best interest.
THREE BRIDGE IS NEW. WE ARE NOT.
We are the same team who has worked closely with you and your family over the years, the same team who knows you and understands your financial goals, your needs and interests. This ensures a continuity of service and, more importantly, of trust.
The creation of Three Bridge is an elevation, an optimization, of the service we have always provided.
As always, we believe in our collaborative approach. Our boutique structure allows us to truly foster this collaborative practice as every employee of Three Bridge is personally vested in providing the best possible client experience.
In addition to our wealth advisory practice, we provide specific services that support the venture capital and private equity community. We bring extensive experience and a focused dedication to providing diligent, meticulous service.
As an independent firm, we deliver thorough service without the bureaucracy that tends to hinder brokerage houses.
Restricted Stock Sales and Settlement
Hedging and Monetization
Retirement Plan Services: Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plans
Three Bridge represents our uncompromising commitment to offering the highest possible standard of service. It is the realization of our philosophy, our personal passion, and our unwavering dedication to serving you and your family.
Welcome to A Life Well Lived. Welcome to Three Bridge.
We are excited about this change and look forward to working with you and your family for many years to come.
Eric T. Thurber
Fred Molfino Jr.
Jonathan H. Porter
William G. Hains
*Schwab Institutional is the leading custodian of investment adviser assets with $589 billion. Fidelity is second with $210 billion; TD Waterhouse third, with $78 billion. (As of June 30, 2009; for more information: visit http://www.schwabinstitutional.com.)
Three Bridge Wealth Advisors, LLC ("Three Bridge") is an SEC registered investment adviser with its principal place of business in the State of California. Three Bridge and its representatives are in compliance with the current registration and notice filing requirements imposed upon registered investment advisers by those states in which Three Bridge maintains clients. Three Bridge may only transact business in those states in which it is noticed filed, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from notice filing requirements. This brochure is limited to general information about our investment advisory services. Any subsequent, direct communication by Three Bridge with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of Three Bridge, please contact Three Bridge or refer to the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure web site (www.adviserinfo.sec.gov). For additional information about Three Bridge, including fees and services, send for our disclosure statement as set forth on Form ADV using the contact information herein. Please read the disclosure statement carefully before you invest or send money.