After four years with a large, insurance-focused BD, I knew it was time for a major change.  I loved the business, but was tired of the constant hammering of why life insurance was the only solution to all financial dilemmas.  After really taking my time and looking into several independent BD’s, I decided on Harbour Investments.  As a young advisor, I had very little to bring to the table from an AUM standpoint, but they fully realized the long term potential behind my practice.  The Harbour staff were so very helpful during my transition, and continue to be as I need them.  They allow me to run my practice the way I want, and that suits my personality well.  This was the best career move I could have made and I’m grateful for the opportunity Harbour has provided!

Aaron Tachon - Madison, WI; Joined Harbour in May 2012.
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Harbour Investments Named 2008 Broker Dealer of the Year

In their September issue, Investment Advisor magazine announced Harbour Investments Inc. was named Division 1 Broker Dealer of the Year for the second consecutive year. The award was based upon results of Investment Advisor Magazine’s annual poll of Independent Registered Representatives conducted earlier this summer. This award is one of the most prestigious distinctions bestowed upon independent broker dealer firms.

Nearly 6,000 Registered Representatives cast ballots in Investment Advisor magazine’s annual poll, judging their own broker dealers in fifteen separate categories from the quality of home office personnel to technology support. Harbour earned this award by finishing with the highest composite score among its peers. Harbour received high marks in all categories and as one Registered Representative noted, “Harbour makes it easy for us to do business the right way.”

Harbour Investments, an independent securities broker dealer and registered investment advisor with nearly 200 representatives in 13 states is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Harbour was founded by President and CEO Nick Sondel and has been serving Independent Registered and Investment Advisor Representatives since 1987. Mr. Sondel commented, “We are very excited about being named Broker Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row. The award demonstrates Harbour’s continued commitment to providing an outstanding line-up of the best investment products and planning tools, accessible management and staff, flexible approach and the exceptional personalized service for which we are known. We would not have earned this honor if not for Harbour’s experienced and knowledgeable home office staff and the unparalleled quality of our Registered Representative affiliates. Our firm has always tried to differentiate itself by being a unique culture that represents everything that’s right about business. We have now been rewarded and recognized for that.” For more information about Harbour Investments visit