Annually since 2001, SFE successfully undergoes a stringent audit of its fiscal performance, business strategy, marketing materials, policies and procedures by an independent agency—ACA Compliance Group. ACA is a leading provider of regulatory compliance products and solutions, and their standards are impeccable. This means the financial performance figures we report are true and accurate—and that our business practices are “best of class.” Call us to learn more or receive verification letters.

In 2018, ACA and Evestment conducted a survey regarding the value of GIPS compliance. Learn more about their findings here: Evestment & ACA GIPS Survey Report 2018

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA)

SFE advisors have earned the CFA credential—the most respected designation for investment management professionals. The CFA Program teaches advanced financial analysis and portfolio management skills. Plus it offers thought leadership and continuing education. Earning the CFA demonstrates to you that we’ve mastered a broad range of skills for advisor excellence. Also, it means that we possess a much deeper understanding of the financial markets and the business ethics required to serve you.


Our firm has taken many proactive steps to safeguard our clients from financial setback. Beyond being fully bonded and insured, we also have Errors and Omission Insurance as well as a Fidelity Bond. And, in case our nation encounters a cyber attack, we have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place—just in case. This way, you can rest easy knowing your money is in good hands and that prudent precautions are in place.