Our Values

Our guiding principles are very straightforward. They establish the path to long-term success for our clients, and in turn, our company. 

  1. Our clients' interests always come first.
  2. Our assets are our people, capital and reputation. If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore.
  3. Our goal is to provide superior returns to our shareholders. Profitability is critical to achieving superior returns, building our capital, and attracting and keeping our best people.
  4. We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake.
  5. We stress teamwork in everything we do. While individual creativity is always encouraged, we have found that team effort often produces the best results. We have no room for those who put their personal interests ahead of the interests of the firm and its clients.
  6. The dedication of our people to the firm and the intense effort they give their jobs are greater than one finds in most other organizations. We think that this is an important part of our success.
  7. Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business. We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.