Parks Capital was established in November 2005. Originally the firm was called Ralph Parks Investment Group LLC. Parks Capital is a registered investment advisory firm partnering with clients across the United States.

Yes, Parks Capital operates as an independent registered investment advisory firm. Being independent allows our advisors to offer unbiased product selection for our client portfolios. Parks Capital does not have any propriety in-house products and does not receive compensation from any third party.

Parks Capital is an advisory firm. We do not take custody of your assets (money). By choosing to work with us, you provide us authority to conduct investment-related trades (only) in your account/s on your behalf. Parks Capital does not have access or authority to move assets in or out of a client's accounts without prior written permission. Thus, if Parks Capital was to close or an advisor was to leave the firm you can simply elect another firm to manage your assets that are held at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

As a fee-only registered investment advisor, Parks Capital has a fiduciary responsibility toward its clients. This means that we are held accountable for the advice we render. Unlike financial brokers, our responsibility doesn't end after a client has purchased a product. We are focused entirely on our client's future and not on sales targets or the number of transactions processed.

Our client base is comprised of retirees, working families with children, trusts, retirement plans, and small business owners. The firm focuses on crafting and implementing customized strategies to achieve our client's financial goals.

Absolutely not! Parks Capital has clients in many states. Our priority is to help you simplify your financial affairs, and we will meet with you in the location that is most convenient for you - whether it is our office, your office, or your home. We also use various technologies to ensure expedient communication in between our face-to-face meetings.

Before we recommend any investment, we consider how this investment fits within the client portfolio given specific objectives, individual tolerance for risk, and overall financial situation. As fiduciaries for our clients, we strive to obtain the most appropriate investment vehicles to meet our clients' objectives, while being very conscious of total expenses and risk exposure.

The first step is an initial inquiry from you. Call us at (585) 248-5700 or email us at: We offer an initial no-cost, no-obligation Get Acquainted Meeting, either on the phone or in our office. Most clients find the financial planning process to be stimulating and enlightening. The end result, of course, is greater peace of mind. We look forward to helping YOU build a brighter financial future!

We get this question a lot. We are more focused on building new relationships than accumulating accounts of a particular size. After a prospect review meeting, if we feel that our services can really help you achieve your long term goals, we will find a way to help you. Sometimes that means helping you find a better place than us based on your specific needs.

Parks Capital clients use the custody services of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., a member of the SIPC, for safekeeping assets and for the execution of securities transactions. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. has custody of the assets and transmits trade confirmations to the client and the Adviser for all transactions executed. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. also sends monthly statements for each month in which there is activity and statements of securities held in custody at least quarterly to clients.

Client accounts are protected by Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC.) insurance. SIPC protection is limited. SIPC only protects the custody function of the broker dealer, which means that SIPC works to restore to customers their securities and cash that are in their accounts when the brokerage firm liquidation begins. SIPC does not protect against the decline in value of your securities. SIPC does not protect individuals who are sold worthless stocks and other securities. SIPC does not protect claims against a broker for bad investment advice, or for recommending inappropriate investments.


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