Protection of Your Assets

An Experienced Asset Manager Committed to Creating and Maintaining Wealth


The safe protection of your assets is—and always will be—an integral part of the Stark Financial Adviser’s service. The protection of your assets remains at the center of our focus. Stark Financial works with various custodians such as Pershing, LLC, American Funds, Fidelity, Federated Funds, Vanguard, Fidelity, Lincoln Financial, Commonwealth Life Insurance Co., MetLife, Axa Financial, and Allianz Life. Each of these custodians provide various safeguards to protection your assets.

Clients participating in the Wealth Allocation Program must establish an account with R.M. Stark & Co. Inc., a securities broker / dealer introducing accounts to Pershing, LLC.


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Through a network of representatives dually registered with Stark Financial Advisers and R.M. Stark & Co., SFA offers the Wealth Allocation Program. This is a discretionary wrap fee investment advisory program whereby clients pay a single asset-based fee for brokerage, custodial, and investment advisory services. The program is offered exclusively through Stark Financial Advisers and R.M. Stark & Co., Please review the Wrap Fee Program Brochure (click HERE for PDF) and the Stark Financial Advisers Brochure (click HERE for PDF) for additional information. R.M. Stark & Co., Inc. is a securities broker/dealer registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. The company provides a full range of products and services to assure the ability to properly diversify investment portfolios and manage risk. R.M. Stark does not hold customer cash or securities.

Brokerage accounts are introduced to Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company with assets exceeding $1 trillion. Both R.M. Stark and Pershing are members of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation – SIPC. SIPC protects against the loss of cash and securities, such as stocks and bonds. For additional

information about SIPC protection, please visit, In addition to SIPC protection, Pershing provides excess insurance through certain underwriters. Terms of the coverage provide for a per-client loss limit of $1.9 million for cash awaiting reinvestment, within the aggregate loss limit of $1 billion.

Pershing is the industry’s largest global business solutions provider offering experience gained over seven decades

SFA Investment Style

Stark Financial’s investment style includes mean-variance optimization, Dynamic Asset Allocation, and Tactical Asset Allocation. MVO is a mathematical process that calculates the security or asset class weights, that provide the maximum expected return for a given level of risk. MVO considers expected security returns, expected standard deviation (risk), and cross-security correlations.

Tactical Asset Allocation is the process of diverging from strategic asset allocation when Stark Financial’s short-term forecasts deviate from long-term forecasts.

Stark Financial invests in equities, including both domestic, and international, real estate securities, commodities and fixed income securities.

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