Our Partners

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge)

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge), established in 19811, is regarded as a leading independent broker-dealer in the United States. Cambridge, a member FINRA/SIPC, is an independent, privately owned broker-dealer with over 2,400 independent registered representatives and $53.4 billion assets under management. As one of the largest privately held independent broker-dealers in the U.S., Cambridge is owned entirely by its management and financial professionals. Cambridge has continually put the objectivity of independent financial professionals first to ensure the long-term sucess of the financial services industry, financial professionals, and clients. They offer one of the largest footprints of quality financial products and services available in the industry, and they are dedicated to providing the broadest scope of flexibilty and choice to financial professionals. Recognized in the industry as The Fee Experts®2, Cambridge has been ranked a fee leader among independent broker-dealers for 13 consecutive years3, and is a six-time honoree in the Broker-Dealer of the Year annual poll4.  For more information, visit www.cir2.com


National Financial Services (NFS)

National Financial Services (NFS), a Fidelity Investments company, provides Grillo & Associates with a comprehensive clearing platform that includes a dedicated service model, a powerful global trading platform, and a source of leading investment solutions. A leading clearing provider in the U.S. for over 30 years, NFS leverages the strength, resources, and experience of the Fidelity organization, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. NFS is committed to helping clients thrive during challenging times by employing a range of security tools to help clients mitigate risk while providing solutions that help drive the growth of some of the most reputable firms in the brokerage industry.

As of June 30, 2013, NFS serves nearly 260 broker-dealers representing over $450 billion in assets under administration. For more information about NFS, please visit www.nationalfinancial.com.


SEI Private Trust Company (SEI)

SEI is a financial services company headquartered in Oaks, Pennsylvania. The company is a global provider of asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions. SEI provides products and services to institutions, private banks, investment advisors, investment managers, and ultra-high-net-worth families to create and manage wealth. As of June 30, 2013, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $507 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $204 billion in assets under management and $303 billion in client assets under administration.

SEI has spent more than 40 years anticipating changing market needs and creating innovative business solutions to meet the challenges of managing personal and institutional wealth. For more information, visit www.seic.com.


ASPire Financial Services, LLC (ASPire)
ASPire developed one of the most advanced recordkeeping technologies that has positioned the company as an industry leader, bringing together world-class products and services. The company operates with the utmost integrity, with full fee transparency to all of its clients. We utilize TD Ameritrade to custody your 401(k) assets with ASPire. For more information, visit  www.aspirefinserv.com.


TD Ameritrade, Inc. 

At Grillo & Associates we primarily use TD Ameritrade to custody our qualified retirement plans.

When the Securities and Exchange Commission eliminated the practice of fixed brokerage commissions on May 1, 1975, none of the major brokerage firms at the time thought anyone would ‘break ranks’ and offer discounted commissions. But, a handful of small firms, including First Omaha Securities, Inc., saw a unique opportunity. First Omaha Securities evolved into TD Ameritrade, and for over 35 years has remained a pioneer in an industry that continues to innovate new ways that make Wall Street more accessible to the individual investor.

TD Ameritrade provides investing and trading services for nearly six million client accounts that total more than $400 billion in assets, and custodial services for more than 4,000 independent registered investment advisors. With clients placing, on average, approximately 400,000 trades each day, it maintains the leadership position it assumed when founder Joe Ricketts opened his doors in Omaha, NE, in 1975. For more information, visit  https://www.tdameritrade.com/about-us.page.


Retirement Plan Advisory Group (RPAG)

With billions of assets under advisement, RPAG is the logical outgrowth of 401(k) Advisors, one of the largest independent retirement plan consulting firms in America. RPAG’s  plan sponsors rank within the Fortune 1000, mid-market and emerging growth companies – publicly, privately and closely held – from medical, technology, and food, to manufacturing, professional services, entertainment/arts, and beyond.

RPAG has built industry standing by serving their clients’ demand for a higher level of effectiveness in qualified or nonqualified plans. They provide efficient solutions driven by full accountability. That’s how they protect plan sponsors from fiduciary liability, while guiding participants to reach retirement goals. More than seven hundred independent advisors – at the top of their profession – have joined forces to take advantage of RPAG’s unique perspective, strategic approach and expertly crafted system for investment analysis, benchmarking, plan support and communication. Grillo & Associates is:


RPAG is a professional alliance unmatched in the business. For more information, visit http://www.retirementplanadvisorygroup.com/Advisor/Company/AboutUs.aspx.


1 Cambridge and its predecessor broker-dealer

THE FEE EXPERTS® is a registered trade mark of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for its investment advisory service for investment managers.

3 Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001-2013.

Investment Advisor magazine, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 Division IV; 2003 Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the six years listed. Experience may vary. Visit http://www.thinkadvisor.com.

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