Updated: Jan 22, 2020
FSI Advocates for Main Street Americans’ Access to Objective, Affordable Financial Advice
Collierville, TN (October 24, 2017)—David Pickler, award-winning* independent financial advisor and President of Pickler Wealth Advisors located in Collierville, Tennessee, has joined the Financial Advisor Council of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in Washington, D.C. FSI advocates for hard-working Main Street Americans’ access to objective, affordable financial advice, delivered by a growing network of 40,000 independent financial advisor members.
“I am both honored and humbled to join FSI’s Financial Advisor Council, and assist the organization in protecting my clients’ access to quality financial advice,” said Pickler. “FSI helps educate elected officials and regulators on what Americans need from financial advisors and how the industry works with clients to secure their financial futures. They also help ensure that I can continue to offer my clients and potential clients the advice they need.”
The Financial Advisor Council is comprised of several of FSI’s independent financial advisor members and advises the organization on the impact of legislative and regulatory issues on independent financial advisors and their clients.
“We are very pleased to have David Pickler as an engaged member of our Financial Advisor Council,” said FSI President & CEO Dale E. Brown. “Our advocacy is only as effective as our engaged members. And conscientious advisors like David help bring real-life insight into how proposed legislation and regulations will ultimately impact independent financial advisors’ businesses and the hard-working clients they serve. We look forward to working with David to preserve Main Street Americans’ access to affordable, objective financial advice to help them achieve their financial goals.”
The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.
*Barron's Magazine Top 1,000 Financial Advisors award is based on assets managed, revenue and quality of practice.
Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria including: minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, fulfillment of firm’s internal review, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, number of client households, education and professional designations. The award is not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. For more information please visit
The Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (March, 2015). The FT 400 is based on data gathered from firms and verified by broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and accessibility as identified by the FT.