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Welcome to Stanford Federal Investment Services

Our main goal at Stanford Federal Investment Services (SFIS) is to help you achieve your financial goals and position you to enjoy the rewards along the way. That’s the purpose of our alliance with the investment professionals at LPL Financial—to give you access to a comprehensive and carefully selected array of investment services and insurance products.

Whether your objective is preserving your current wealth or building your nest egg, having an experienced advisor working on your side will make the process easier and your goals more attainable. Even if you don’t have an investment strategy at all, we can help you get started.

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