Trusted Fiduciaries And Fee-Only Advisors
Johnston Investment Counsel (JIC) is an independent, employee-owned, fee-only comprehensive financial planning, and investment management firm located in Peoria, Illinois. Since 1997, we have worked with both individual and institutional clients in a fiduciary capacity.
JIC’s goal is to reduce our clients’ financial concerns so they can focus on more important activities. We provide a wide-range of integrated services including: comprehensive financial planning, investment management, employer-based retirement plans, and institutional investment consulting. As a fee-only firm, JIC’s only source of compensation is from its fully-disclosed, transparent client-based fees. JIC serves as a fiduciary, operates in an independent and conflict-free environment, and always put our clients’ interests first. As an independent, employee-owned firm, JIC does not have affiliations with other firms, and focuses on creating conflict-free recommendations and conducting independent research.
Johnston Investment Counsel’s Unique Characteristics
There are several factors that differentiates Johnston Investment Counsel from other brokerage and investment management firms. One is our total and absolute independence. Another is that Johnston Investment Counsel’s recommendations are based on our own research. We are a fee-only firm and, therefore, have no incentive to “sell product”. We believe being employee owned is also a significant differentiating factor as our clients will interact with a principal of the firm. The decades of professional experience we bring to our client engagements is also a significant differentiating factor. Lastly, unlike brokerage firms, Johnston Investment Counsel is a fiduciary to our clients (learn more about the differences between advisors and brokers).
Serving Clients Internationally, Throughout the United States and Central Illinois
While Johnston Investment Counsel’s offices are physically located in Peoria, Illinois, we serve clients internationally (mainly Caterpillar employees), as well as throughout all of the United States and Central Illinois (Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur and the Quad Cities).