Our Partners

We believe in partnering with the industry's best organizations and service providers.

Schwab is one of the leading custodians in the industry.  We have chosen to partner with Schwab and Schwab Portfolio Services due to their industry leading technologies, back-office resources and support, and strategic relationship and integration with best-in-class systems that enhances our clients' experience. 

TD Ameritrade is the 2nd largest custodian for RIA clients behind Schwab.  AWM has access to the TD Ameritrade Institutional for trading, custody of assets, research and other resources.  We currently use TD Ameritrade for select, self-directed brokerage accounts.  

CFP® certification is recognized as the highest standard in personal financial planning.  CFP® professionals have completed extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards. Steve earned his designation in 1995 and Shawn is currently working towards his designation.

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and also includes members who support the financial planning process.  FPA members adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve.  Steve and Shawn are members of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) of Kentuckiana.

A registered investment advisor (RIA) is a professional advisory firm that offers personalized financial advice to its clients, many of whom are affluent.  RIA firms are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or state securities regulators, are subject to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of their clients.

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world.  Steve earned his designation in 1998 and is a member of the CFA Society of Louisville.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a not-for-profit organization with more than 100 years of experience delivering reliable, unbiased and objective business information as a free resource to the local buying community.

AWM is proud to be independent and serve the local community.  We are equally proud to be a member of Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA). The mission of LIBA is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned, independent businesses.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities and philanthropic support to Louisville's Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage and develop metro Louisville's young professionals through community, professional and social opportunities.

AWM is committed to serving our community.  Steve is a member of the Board of Directors for the St. John Center for Homeless Man and is a member of their strategic planning committee.  St. John provides day services, shelter, social services and supportive housing to homeless men in the Louisville area.