Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Royal Alliance?

Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (www.royalalliance.com) is our broker dealer and unaffiliated third party.  We engage Royal Alliance because they work with independent advisors and help us maintain compliance with SEC and FINRA regulations.  Royal Alliance has a network of over 3,000 advisors across the country and is also a member of Advisor Group (www.advisorgroup.com).

Who is Pershing?

Pershing, LLC is the clearing firm for Pittsburgh Financial Consultants.   A clearing firm is the institution that holds our client’s assets, reconciles account data, processes trades, and generates statements. 

Pershing was founded in 1939 and is a subsidiary of BNY Mellon.  Pershing is the industry's largest provider of clearing and custody solutions servicing approximately 1,300 financial organizations in 30 countries.

Each Pershing account has $500,000 of SIPC insurance against fraud, as well as an additional policy through Lloyds of London.

Source: Pershing at a Glance

Are you employed by Royal Alliance or Pershing?

No. We are employees of Pittsburgh Financial Consultants, Inc.

Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and Pershing, LLC are independent third parties that provide services to us.

How are you compensated?

Pittsburgh Financial Consultants’ revenue is derived from our investment management services.  Our pricing is transparent and, in our opinion, very competitive by industry standards.  In addition, we do not charge separate fees for our comprehensive financial planning services.  

How do I access my accounts and financial plan? 

Please visit the Client Login section of our website by clicking here.