A commission-based management structure can lead to excessive expenses and reduced investment returns. Generally, the more often brokers make changes to your accounts, the more money they make.
StraightLine bundles together a suite of services including account management, advisory services and investment research under a percentage-based fee. The advantage of this structure is that it protects you from unnecessary trading and product placement by commission-seeking advisors. Because StraightLine receives only a reasonable fee based on assets under management, your account is only traded when it is advantageous to you.