Why FIS?
Who We Are

Brant Faulkner, President
Brant Faulkner is founder and President of FIS. He is responsible for all dimensions of the firm, including research, investment strategy, portfolio management, and administration. He personally provides investment management to individuals, corporations, and trusts.

Brant is a problem-solver, not a product-peddler. “I really value getting to know our clients and their unique situations. The most rewarding part of my job is helping our clients achieve the goals they’ve envisioned.”

Prior to starting FIS, Brant spent twelve years as a successful professional mechanical engineer at a major international manufacturing firm. As Chief Engineer, he and his engineering staff conducted research and development, and designed state-of-the-art equipment for the nuclear and petrochemical industries.

According to Brant, “The 1980s saw a great movement of engineers and physicists into the financial and investment fields. They were applying math and physics in revolutionary ways to capture investment opportunities and control risk. This was a period of dramatic strides in portfolio management and investment strategy. I decided to become part of this movement by founding FIS. That decision was immediately followed with thousands of research and development hours covering modern portfolio theory, econometric modeling, investment style analysis, and other state-of-the art subjects. Then, in 1989, we opened our doors to our first clients. Now, more than three decades later, FIS continues to bring a wealth of experience and solid, sophisticated investment techniques to dozens of satisfied clients."

Brant is a Registered Investment Advisor. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Brant resides with his wife, Mila, in Bellingham, Washington (with occasional visits by the grandkids!)

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

FIS is a completely independent investment management firm. At the same time, FIS draws on the rich resources of Schwab Institutional, the branch of Charles Schwab & Co. that serves professional investment managers. We have placed client accounts with Charles Schwab & Co. beginning with our first client in 1989. When the expertise of FIS is combined with custody at Schwab, we share a common objective: to protect and grow your assets.

Schwab was a pioneer in the business of exclusively serving independent, fee-based investment advisors and their clients. Schwab’s industry-leading technology and service have been designed to assist advisors like FIS cater to your investing needs. Schwab Institutional employees are dedicated to providing responsive custody, trading, and operational support. That helps FIS deliver timely, quality service to you.

Schwab employs strict safeguards designed to protect your assets:
  • Compliance with governmental mandates
  • Accurate company financial reports
  • Comprehensive asset insurance
  • Strict business practices
  • Commitment to privacy
Approximately three million client accounts are custodied at Schwab, representing almost $1.3 trillion in assets managed by investment advisors. With this depth of experience and resources, Schwab is able to provide a wide range of products and services to help you and FIS work towards your financial goals.

Note that Schwab has agreements with FIS under which Schwab provides FIS with services related to client accounts. FIS provides investment advisory services for client accounts. FIS is independently owned and operated. Schwab is a registered broker-dealer, and is not affiliated with any advisor(s) whose name(s) appear(s) on this web site. Schwab neither endorses nor recommends any particular advisor or investment strategy. Schwab does not review advisor web sites, and makes no representation regarding the content of advisor web sites. The information contained in the FIS web site should not be considered to be either a recommendation by Schwab or a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell any securities.

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