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Schwab Advisor Services Launches the Schwab Alternative Investment Marketplace™ Platform

We congratulate Charles Schwab on their launch of Schwab Alternative Investment MarketplaceTM, an open architecture platform of third party alternative investments platforms.

The Schwab Alternative Investment MarketplaceTM   will deliver a number of benefits for independent advisors including removal of custodial fees, streamlined capital call processing, and access to third-party alternative investment funds.

“We continually listen to what advisors tell us they need, and based on their feedback, we’re pleased to provide access for their clients to a growing list of alternative investment funds,” said Jalina Kerr, senior vice president, Client Experience, Schwab Advisor Services. “By working with known firms that have experience and scale, we’re offering an additional way to deliver alternative investment solutions to clients.”

The Schwab Alternative Investment Marketplace Platform offers access to private funds provided by third-party platform sponsors. These sponsors provide advisors a seamless experience by pre-qualifying clients, controlling document workflows electronically, and offering access to detailed fund information. Minimums starting at $100,000 give advisors’ eligible1 clients the opportunity to participate in sophisticated solutions designed for high-net-worth investors while allowing advisors to customize the use of alternative investments to meet their clients’ needs.

About CAIS

CAIS is the premier financial technology platform, providing independent financial advisors with access to top-tier managers of specialized investment products in the multi-trillion dollar independent wealth channel. CAIS offers streamlined execution for an expanding list of alternative investment funds and products. CAIS complements its fund offerings with independent due diligence provided by Mercer. CAIS is an NFA member with securities offered through CAIS Capital LLC, member FINRA, SIPC. For more information about CAIS, visit


Tony Fassi
Jones-Dilworth, Inc.