Financial ®, Inc. (CFI) is a national independent broker/dealer licensed to offer securities and insurance products in all fifty states. Centaurus is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission and is a member of both FINRA
(Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC
(the Securities Investor Protection Corporation).
Founded in 1992, Centaurus Financial ® was formed with a singular focus – to provide a platform of unparalleled service, support, technology and education to independent financial advisors in the securities industry. While the industry and Centaurus itself have evolved dramatically since our inception, the uncompromising focus of the company remains the same to this day. Through this focus, Centaurus has grown to become a leading independent broker/dealer providing a platform for over 600 financial advisors across the country to successfully grow their businesses and service their clientele.
Our “Independent” Philosophy
At Centaurus, we understand the strength of the independent financial advisor model and are dedicated to the success of our independent advisors. Early on, founders of Centaurus recognized that the independent financial advisor model was inherently superior to other models used by various brokerage firms. By providing a truly independent platform, financial advisors that join Centaurus are not enticed to sell any proprietary or in-house products as they are at many other firms. Instead, Centaurus’ advisors are able to offer a myriad of products from hundreds of different providers based solely on the specific needs of the customer. As a result of the many advantages realized by giving independent financial advice, Centaurus registered representatives are able to bolster their business and provide unmatched service to their clients. It is this vision combined with a core belief in the benefits of independent financial advice that has propelled Centaurus from its early days into the company that thrives today.
For Centaurus, the tradition of independence runs deep. Not only was the company founded to service independent financial advisors, the company itself is independently owned and operated. Unlike many “Independent Broker/Dealers” that are owned by multi-national insurance companies or private equity firms, Centaurus is privately-held by individual shareholders who participate in the day to day management of the firm. While this fact may seem trivial, we feel that it speaks volumes about the motivations, incentives and, ultimately, the superior service that Centaurus can provide both registered representatives and their customers. Put simply, Centaurus’ can only succeed when its advisors succeed. In addition to aligning our interests with advisors through a business model that can only profit when advisors succeed, by operating an independent company, the management of Centaurus truly understands the needs of independent business owners such as our financial advisors. This structure of fundamental independence sets Centaurus apart from many of its competitors whose interests (and profits) are not always driven by the success of their associated financial advisors.