To accomplish our mission, we developed Girard, Pilkey & Associates specifically to eliminate conflicts of interest and investment biases. We did this by ensuring that our interests were completely aligned with our clients’. We are paid entirely by our clients and receive no commissions, finder's fees, bonuses, trailers, etc. (there are a few very rare and minor exceptions to this, all of which are disclosed to clients in advance). Furthermore, the partners of Girard, Pilkey & Associates invest our personal portfolios in the same investments as we invest in for our clients. Finally, we have access to all investment options (stocks, bonds, ETFs, index funds, mutual and hedge funds, etc.) and therefore can manage our clients' investments in a sophisticated manner with no constraints or limitations. We can look at the entire investment landscape and build institutional-quality portfolios with the same tools as the institutions with no bias in using one investment over another.