How does The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. differ from a traditional stockbroker? What is the difference between a registered investment advisor (RIA) and a broker/dealer?

The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. is a “fee-only” registered investment advisor, and as an asset management firm, we are concerned with the growth of your investment portfolio and the protection of your assets. We work directly for you and receive no compensation from any other source than the monthly asset management fee we collect from each client therefore, we execute trades when we believe they will benefit the portfolio. A traditional stockbroker working for a broker/dealer or bank is typically a sales person who is compensated by generating commissions from the sale of investment securities and/or investment products.