The Editors of Investment Advisor welcome you to our Directory Center, where you can research everything from independent broker/dealers and clearing firms to the latest in financial technology and what's new from leading providers of retirement plans and disability and survivorship insurance programs. You'll find a wealth of information in the Directories, including Web addresses and toll-free phone numbers. You can also search each Directory for specific company or association names, products, or other key words.

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Planner Partners

  • 529 College Savings Plans
    Despite a slump in most investment vehicles, assets in 529 plans doubled last year. Here is a comprehensive state-by-state listing of those plans.
  • Correspondent Clearing Firms
    These firms request the pleasure of your clearing business.
  • Retirement Plan Providers
    Retirement planning isn't easy. But with our list of retirement plan providers, you're in a better position to help your clients
  • Independent Broker/Dealers
    Yes, these are trying times for nearly all broker/dealers. But some are bucking the trend, adding reps and growing revenue.
  • Fee Advisor Partners
    Choosing a fee-based compensation route makes for a smoother revenue ride. And there are plenty of helpful signs along the way.
  • Industry Associations
    It's easier than ever to find like-minded planners these days in professional associations both large and small.
  • Wealth Management
    When plain vanilla investments don't fit the bill, you may want to consult these planner partners for some advice.
  • Independent Trust Companies
    As the number of trusts grow, so do the independent trust company options for advisors.

Planning Technology

  • Technology Partners
    A one-stop source for product descriptions and contact information of planning technology providers.


  • Survivorship Life Policies
    Regardless of the eventual fate of the federal estate tax, survivorship life still has its uses.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
    Consumers are buying more long-term care insurance, despite spiking premiums, and advisors are leading the way.
  • Variable Universal Life Insurance
    The resurgent markets have put variable universal life insurance back in vogue. These are the companies that offer VUL policies.
  • 2008 Advisor's Companion
    A "one stop" directory including a list of independent firms, products and service providers and much more!