Stout Financial Network, LLC, was founded in 1979; the original company was devoted exclusively to selling life insurance products and services for a large proprietary company. Changes came in the early 1980s as we sought to meet clients' changing demands and sophistication by adding other insurance companies to the list of those we represented.
In the late 1980s through the early 1990s, client demands and our long-time interest in the markets combined to evolve the company yet again. We added financial planning services and expanded into equity and income market distribution. In March 2000, we continued our company's long-standing practice of keeping clients' best interest central to our daily business decisions when we joined Commonwealth Financial Network® (Commonwealth).
This most recent chapter has added dramatic technological enhancements, new oversight, and the ability to merge many individual components under one banner. But we still retain the individual design and flavor of our day-to-day operations. As an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth, we are able to offer further opportunities for fee-based services in this exciting and cutting-edge market.