$2.3++ RIA in the direct investment management business where we provide investment management for mass affluent and high net worth investors. We have achieved this growth primarily one client at a time as an independent company. No private equity. No outside shareholders. 100% owned by employees. As part of our new growth strategy we are looking to meet with firms/investment advisors with a healthy client base.
A growing part of our business is open architecture. Separately, we also provide equity and a fixed income GIPS compliant investment products to financial advisers at broker-dealers, including wirehouses.
We have a core competency in M&A with a successful track record and we are highly experienced with a view to succession. We believe that being entrepreneurial is an important component in this ever evolving industry.