Centaurus Financial, Inc (CFI) is a national independent broker/dealer licensed to offer securities and insurance products in all fifty states. Centaurus is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission and is a member of both FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC (the Securities Investor Protection Corporation). Founded in 1992, Centaurus Financial was formed with a singular focus - to provide a platform of unparalleled service, support, technology and education to independent financial advisors in the securities industry. While the industry and Centaurus itself have evolved dramatically since our inception, the uncompromising focus of the company remains the same to this day. Through this focus, Centaurus has grown to become a leading independent broker/dealer providing a platform for over 600 financial advisors across the country to successfully grow their businesses and service their clientele. For Centaurus, the tradition of independence runs deep. Not only was the company founded to service independent financial advisors, the company itself is independently owned and operated. Unlike many "Independent Broker/Dealers" that are owned by multi-national insurance companies or private equity firms, Centaurus is privately-held by individual shareholders who participate in the day to day management of the firm. While this fact may seem trivial, we feel that it speaks volumes about the motivations, incentives and, ultimately, the superior service that Centaurus can provide both registered representatives and their customers. Put simply, Centaurus' can only succeed when its advisors succeed. In addition to aligning our interests with advisors through a business model that can only profit when advisors succeed, by operating an independent company, the management of Centaurus truly understands the needs of independent business owners such as our financial advisors. This structure of fundamental independence sets Centaurus apart from many of its competitors whose interests (and profits) are not always driven by the success of their associated financial advisors. The Chairman/CEO of Centaurus has a family legacy in the securities business that dates back over 40 years to when the independent financial advisor model was in its infancy. As a result, Centaurus' management is steeped in a long tradition in the independent broker/dealer industry. In 1963, Frank L. King became a pioneer in the independent broker dealer industry by setting up a distribution network. In 1992, almost 30 years later, Centaurus was founded by Ron King (Frank's son). Since that time, the firm has grown steadily into the top-tier of independent full-service broker/dealers. Currently, the firm consistently ranks in the Top 50 (based on total revenue) of all independent broker/dealers in the country in various industry surveys. Centaurus Name We are often asked how the name "Centaurus" was derived. Centaurus is a constellation that is visible in the southern hemisphere and contains the bright star Alpha Centauri. Drawing on his military background as a Marine navigator in the South Pacific, Frank King treasured the sight of the constellation "Centaurus", which allowed him to set his sextant to the glow of Alpha Centauri. For a navigator in the South Pacific, finding the constellation Centaurus meant that he could find his way. As we carry that analogy to our firm in naming Centaurus, the founders hoped that the firm would allow its investors and advisors to find their way as well.