This commitment begins with our services and attention to both our advisors and our clients. Anyone of the firm’s management team is no more than cell phone call away from dealing with a question or concern. As a small firm, we are able to move more quickly than larger multi-departments of larger companies to address issues as they arise.
Lombard Securities is home to many highly experienced and mature investment professionals. Our philosophy has always been to seek out seasoned brokers who have experienced a variety of market conditions and know how to operate within a diverse range of investment environments. A Spring 2013 census of Lombard brokers revealed an average of more than 23 years experience in the securities industry. We think our clients benefit from dealing with seasoned professionals.
Lombard Securities is judicious when it comes to investment product selection. While we sell stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, insurance, annuities and other associated products, we also make it a point to steer clear of so-called exotic investments. Lombard is not a managing underwriter, makes no markets, does not indulge in marketing tax shelters, esoteric derivatives, sub-prime or “alt-A” mortgages, auction rate securities, or other abstract products. Our belief is that the normal market risk that has always been associated with our business is enough for our clients to deal with. Arcane financial instruments that are little understood are often crafted with the seller’s interest, and not those of the ultimate buyer, in mind, and, as such, may create conflicts of interest.
Lombard Securities is judicious with its own money as well. We have never borrowed a penny in the conduct of our business and invest for our own account mostly in U. S. Treasury securities. We are not subscribers to “patterned” or “one size fits all” investing. Our clients are very diverse in both composition and investment objective. Each is treated as the individual they are. Among our clients are young professionals as well as the retired, and institutions as well as individuals. We believe that Lombard’s investment principles together with our highly experienced brokers offer investors an opportunity that is distinctive.
Unlike many other firms, Lombard Securities does not develop or market its own financial products. Our investment recommendations are made to you because we believe in them and not because of a need to market proprietary wares. Whether you’re looking for investment advice on money management, or on specific mutual funds, stocks, or bonds, your Lombard Securities representative stands ready to provide you with a responsible, reasoned recommendation.
Wall Street often forgets that client objectives come first. After all, our success depends upon our clients’ success. The client relationships that our representatives have maintained over the years serve as a constant reminder of this at Lombard Securities.