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Financial Planning in Scottsdale

What is a broker/dealer?
A broker/dealer is a company that a registered investment professional is required to affiliate with in order to buy and sell investment products on behalf of investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delegates the supervision of financial advisors to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA, in turn, requires us to choose one, and only one, broker/dealer to partner with on your behalf. 

Why Commonwealth Financial Network®?
The fact that we’ve chosen to work with Commonwealth Financial Network® (Commonwealth), an independent broker/dealer, means that our firm remains independent, too. We are free to act solely in your best interest, without bias and without pressure to promote a particular product or strategy. It’s a model that differs from that of some other, larger financial firms known as wirehouses, whose financial representatives are accountable not just to their clients, but also to the parent company that employs them. 

Commonwealth is also independently owned and managed, which means the firm retains the freedom to allocate resources where they’re needed and to act in the best interests of its financial advisors and their clients—not shareholders. 

How Commonwealth helps me help you
Commonwealth goes far beyond what’s required of a broker/dealer; the entire organization is built around helping advisors do whatever it takes to serve their clients. It’s that infrastructure—and the always expanding wealth of resources it provides—that makes it easier for my firm to provide you with the best possible guidance and the prompt, personal service you expect and deserve.

  • Investment choice. Your financial objectives, personal investment style, and risk tolerance are the only criteria that influence our recommendations to you. Commonwealth offers us access to a virtually limitless selection of third-party investment vehicles and truly objective, independent research from its in-house analysts, helping to ensure that we have the freedom to operate solely in your best interest.
  • Service. The firm’s advisor-to-staff ratio is one of the best in the industry. This means staff members answer my calls promptly, execute transactions quickly and accurately, and, in general, offer my firm the same first-class treatment we strive to give you.
  • Technology. Commonwealth’s technology platform is a critical component in our ability to provide you with first-class service and support. Its integrated Web-based systems allow us to more efficiently manage your portfolio and your overall financial picture.
  • Security. Commonwealth is committed to safeguarding your privacy, as well as the security of your investment data. The firm’s Technology team continuously strives to enhance security measures, keeping abreast of new technologies and safeguards and incorporating them when appropriate to help protect your data.


If you’d like to know more
We’d be glad to talk with you further or answer any questions you may have about our affiliation with Commonwealth. Please feel free to give us a call. 

OUR SUPPORT & COMPLIANCE

​Alex Koury is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Wealth Advisor for Values Quest, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to being a CFP®, he holds the following securities registrations: Series 7, 9 & 10 – General Securities and Series 66 – through Commonwealth Financial Network®.  Alex is also licensed through the state of Arizona, California, and Georgia for life, accident/health, disability, fixed and variable annuities and property and casualty insurance.

As Wealth Advisor for Values Quest, Inc., Alex provides financial services for Scottsdale and the Phoenix Metropolitan area. He is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA with $1 billion in annual revenues*, Commonwealth has the scale, stability, and resources to help us deliver the solutions our clients need. With a staff of approximately 810, Commonwealth helps approximately 1,710 independent advisors serve their clients and manage total account assets of approximately $114.4 billion.**

Values Quest, Inc., is an independent wealth management firm dedicated to helping their clients build and preserve their wealth and hard-earned assets. The firm’s independence enables Alex to establish working relationships with other industry leading financial professionals, estate attorneys, CPAs, and insurance providers. Alex leverages their expertise to create customized portfolios, and he only recommends those products and services that are specifically tailored to suit his clients’ unique needs and values. In addition, he prides himself on building lifelong relationships with his clients, which he considers family.

After graduating from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Alex returned to his home state of Arizona.  Alex is the Pro Bono/Public Awareness Chairperson for the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix and provides financial planning education to other nonprofit organizations and private companies in the valley. In addition to his professional achievements, Alex enjoys sports, the outdoors and spending time with his wife, Amzi, and their 9-month-old daughter, Naila.  A frequent hiker you may find Alex on Camelback or Piestewa Peak Mountain any given morning.

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Alex Koury

Wealth Advisor

Certified Financial Planner™

The decisions you make today have a profound effect on your future financial health. Do you have a financial plan? If so, are you sure your financial plan is right for you? Did your financial advisor(s) tailor recommendations to your needs, or to fit the small collection of products they represent?

We are a full service financial consulting firm that goes beyond what’s expected. We are here to help young & old with all levels of wealth manage their financial freedom through a wealth planning model that has the independence to access a plethora of quality products deployed through a selective network of integrated investment and wealth management professionals, all backed by Commonwealth Financial Network®.

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