First, I want to thank you for your interest in Duncan McHugh Investments and the DBS Portfolios.  This area of our website provides an introduction to the services provided for Financial Advisors.  Duncan McHugh Investments is able to work with Financial Advisors in one of two ways.  First, for those Advisors who would like to maintain their current RIA or Broker/Dealer relationship, we can help you offer the DBS Portfolios of WealthTrust Asset Management under a Third Party Management arrangement.  Second, for Advisors looking to become more independent, we can help you establish yourself as an independent Investment Advisor Representative as part of our legacy Advisors group.


FINANCIAL ADVISORS AND RIA's OFFERING WEALTHTRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT AS A THIRD PARTY MANAGER:  Duncan McHugh Investments would be pleased to be added to your list of qualified managers for your existing business.  Our company has a Total Asset Management Program (TAMP) with investment strategies managed through our asset management division, WealthTrust Asset Management.  These strategies include a full range of investment choices from fixed income mutual funds and ETFs to individual equities and equity ETFs.  In total, there are currently nine (9) DBS Investment Options which we refer to as "sleeves."  Any combination of these portfolios can be blended to best meet your client’s specific needs.  To include our DBS portfolios to your platform, please contact us so we might discuss the options with you and the persons within your firm responsible for qualifications and due diligence of approved managers.  Contact me today 850-460-8440 or to learn how we might help you grow your business with a manager whose process and investment style may be a sensible alternative to what you now have available.


INVESTMENT ADVISOR REPRESENTATIVES:  Duncan McHugh Investments can help provide a turn-key program for advisors who would like to establish an independent IAR practice.  We provide front, middle and back office services for selected advisors and their clients.  As for Custodians, we have negotiated preferred pricing with Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, but we are happy to review options with the custodian of your choice (Fidelity, Pershing, etc.).  Our current contracts include both the client and/or the advisor absorbing client transaction costs.  If you are an Investment Advisor Representative and currently have your book of business with another custodian, talk with us about your relationship.  It still may be possible to keep your assets with your current custodian and work with Duncan McHugh Investments. We offer the freedom to set up your own practice and provide you with the support and investment options you may be looking for.


As an Investment Advisor Representative, you are able to help manage your client’s assets with their best interest as your focus.  While the DBS portfolios of WealthTrust Asset Management will be made available to you, you are not limited to specific products or managers.  There is no manager or complex or region setting the requirements.  You are your own boss, acting within compliance guidelines set by the SEC, recommending investments and implementing investment plans with your client’s best interest in mind.


If you are a current advisor looking for a place to call home, please feel free to call 850-460-8440  or email me ( and I will answer any questions that you might have.

Independence Simplified.  Isn’t it time you set sail and chart your own course?

I look forward to hearing from you.


JOHN G. MCHUGHPresident – Chief Investment Officer
WealthTrust Asset Management