FIA Business Update – April 1, 2020

Fiduciary Investment Advisors LLC (“FIA”) and DiMeo Schneider & Associates L.L.C. are excited to announce that on April 1, 2020 the two firms combined.  Sharing key values and common operating principles, the two firms have a longstanding relationship. Clients will receive the same services delivered by their current professionals but with greater depth of resources and an expanded presence. Both firms have deep alignment in core values, culture, investment philosophy and a focus on high touch client service.

FIA and DiMeo Schneider are respected and growth-oriented organizations. The firms have a history of partnership in collaborating on business and client initiatives for many years. With the central goal of helping clients prosper and delivering the same high-quality service without disruption, the combination is intended to provide the following benefits:

  • Enhanced research capabilities
  • Improved operational infrastructure
  • Expanded geographic footprint
  • Increased growth opportunities for employees

Bob DiMeo, Managing Partner of DiMeo Schneider, and FIA’s President Mark Wetzel have known each other for decades as friends and business confidants. The combined firm will be managed by leadership from both organizations with Bob DiMeo as CEO, Mark Wetzel as President and a blend of partners and senior professionals serving on the executive committee and in other leadership roles.

All equity partners at DiMeo Schneider and FIA will be equity partners in the combined firm and employees remain in their current roles.i  The combined firm has offices in seven locations, serves clients in 47 states, and advises on approximately $200 billion of client assets (as of December 31, 2019). DiMeo Schneider and FIA have served the same client types for years – retirement plans, endowments/foundations and private clients – and will continue to do so.

DiMeo Schneider and FIA leaders are excited about the opportunity to work together to continue to support our many valued clients.

This is an exciting milestone for our firm. DiMeo Schneider has an exemplary culture and commitment to clients. This combination is consistent with FIA’s history of seizing opportunities that elevate the value we deliver to our clients.  

– Mark Wetzel, FIA’s President

We have great respect for what Mark and his team have built, their approach to the business, and how they serve clients. We look forward to learning from each other, working together to enhance opportunities for our employees and clients, and increasing our ability to help current and future clients prosper.

– Bob DiMeo, DiMeo Schneider’s Managing Partner

 

Additional Information: Please contact your investment professional or Mark Wetzel, President of Fiduciary Investment Advisors.

 

i Maureen Cooper, FIA’s Chief Operating Officer, will continue with her planned 2020 retirement after assisting with the transition and will not be an equity partner in the combined entity.

Information intended as representative illustrations of combined capabilities of DiMeo Schneider & Associates L.L.C. and Fiduciary Investment Advisors LLC.