Broker Check

Bowman Gaskins Financial Group 

Bowman Gaskins Financial Group, Inc. specializes in customized financial strategies for corporate and individual clientele. The firm was founded with the objective of providing exceptional service and performance in the areas of group benefits, investment management and tailored retirement planning. In an environment where personalized service and attention to detail have been replaced by standardization and computerization, Bowman Gaskins Financial Group seeks to achieve the ideal of combining individual service with state of the art systems. Through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, we offer the clearing services of Pershing LLC, the nation’s largest correspondent clearing firm. Bowman Gaskins Financial Group is an independently managed financial services firm and offers no proprietary financial products. This arrangement assures objectivity and flexibility in designing programs to meet the objectives of our clientele. Our group benefits and corporate retirement plan service utilizes systems designed and developed by our President, Alex Bowman, over thirty years of experience in the group benefits industry. Our access to competitive rates and cutting edge plans, makes our group benefits division among the most competitive available today. The associates at Bowman Gaskins Financial Group have been carefully selected. Our associates have many years experience in the financial services industry. We demand full securities and insurance licensing and encourage advanced education in pursuit of Chartered Financial Consultant and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designations. Though Bowman Gaskins Financial Group does not provide legal or tax advice, our associates work closely with attorneys and CPAs, as needed, when developing plans for our clientele. Bowman Gaskins Financial Group is committed to providing the best possible service in the marketplace, including utilization of the most up to date technology in plan development, implementation and service. We are excited about the possibilities presented to our firm and those we serve by the ongoing technological revolution and look forward to the opportunities in years ahead.  

Our independent business model ensures we have the autonomy and discretion to put you at the center of all investment strategies and business decisions. Just as we stand behind you to help you pursue your financial dreams, we have teams standing behind us and supporting our business. These firms also strengthen our relationship with you by providing the resources we need to better serve you. We think it’s important for you to know who these partners are and why we have chosen to work with them.

Our Broker-Dealer: Cetera Advisor Networks

We are affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks, one of the premier broker-dealers in the industry. As our broker-dealer, they are responsible for executing trades on your behalf. Like all broker-dealers, they must undergo regular auditing, and are required to meet specific net capital requirements to ensure it can meet its obligations to investors like you.

But their support for our relationship goes well beyond its function as trade executor. Our affiliation means that we are not held to any sales quota or tied to selling proprietary products. We have the independence and freedom to recommend the financial solutions that best suit your needs, ensuring your objectives are what drive all decisions, while their network of people and resources help us pursue your unique goals and vision for the future.

Cetera Advisor Networks parent company, Cetera Financial Group, is the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors and a leading provider of investment programs to financial institutions. Cetera Financial Group provides award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to its family of broker-dealer firms nationwide.

Through those firms, Cetera Financial Group offers the stability of a large and well-capitalized broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving independent and institutions-based financial advisors in a way that is customized to their individual needs. Cetera Financial Group is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with their investor clients. All of Cetera Financial Group’s broker-dealer firms are members of FINRA/SIPC.

Custodian Services: Pershing LLC

While Cetera Advisor Networks helps supervise and facilitate the trading for your investments, those assets are held by Pershing LLC.

Pershing LLC is a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, the nation’s oldest continuously operating bank, and one of the world’s leading providers of securities services. Pershing custodies brokerage accounts for Cetera Advisor Networks, including brokerage accounts with IRAs, and provides related administrative services, including settlement of purchases, tax and account record keeping, monthly statements, confidentiality and data integration.

Like Cetera Advisor Networks, Pershing must meet certain net capital requirements, and is subject to regular audits, both internally and by independent firms, to ensure the appropriate handling, segregation and protection of investors’ assets.