Unaffiliated Broker-Dealer We strive to get you where you need to be As you explore the right formula for your business’ next step, consider opportunities available with select independently owned firms across the country, all with comprehensive access to the Wells Fargo Advisors platform and committed to helping advisors and clients succeed financially. While the personalities and business models of these firms vary, they are all dedicated to providing you with access to resources you need to grow your business. You can consider these business model platforms among firms we work with: Traditional full-service retail firms Independent contractor firms Bank owned platforms Fee-only RIA Hybrid-firms Each of these Unaffiliated Broker-Dealers maintain a clearing relationship with First Clearing. Now entering their fourth decade of service to quality Broker-Dealers, First Clearing serves as a bridge between Broker-Dealer opportunities and the significant resources of Wells Fargo Advisors. First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. First Clearing provides correspondent services to broker-dealers and does not provide services to the general public.