Fiduciary Oath

What is a Fee-Only, Independent, Fiduciary Advisor? 

Code of Ethics

Cathy Pareto and Associates adheres to the highest ethical standards in the industry. Our commitment is to serve as fiduciaries to our clients and always act in their best interest.

Our principles include:


Cathy Pareto & Associates will always be unbiased in providing advice to clients on a fee-only basis.


Cathy Pareto & Associates shall keep all client data private unless authorization is received from the client to share it. Cathy Pareto & Associates shall treat all documents with care and take care when disposing of them. Relations with clients shall be kept private.


Cathy Pareto & Associates shall strive to maintain a high level of knowledge and ability through professional development and continuing education.

Integrity and Honesty

Cathy Pareto & Associates will endeavor to always take the high road in all of its client interactions and dealings.

Regulatory Compliance

Cathy Pareto & Associates will maintain conformity with legal regulations.

Full Disclosure

Cathy Pareto & Associates shall fully describe method of compensation and potential conflicts of interest to clients and also specify the total cost of investments. For a copy of our disclosure statement (ADV Part 2), Click here to download.


Our professionals shall conduct themselves in a way that would be a credit to Cathy Pareto & Associates at all times. Adherence to this code involves integrity, honest treatment of clients, and treating people with respect.

Fiduciary Oath

The advisor shall exercise his/her best efforts to act in good faith and in the best interests of the client. The advisor shall provide written disclosure to the client prior to the engagement of the advisor, and thereafter throughout the term of the engagement, of any conflicts of interest which will or reasonably may compromise the impartiality or independence of the advisor. The advisor, or any party in which the advisor has a financial interest, does not receive any compensation or other remuneration that is contingent on any client’s purchase or sale of a financial product. The advisor does not receive a fee or other compensation from another party based on the referral of a client or the client’s business.

What the Fiduciary Oath means to you – the client:

  • I shall always act in good faith and with candor.
  • I will be proactive in my disclosure of any conflicts of interest that may impact you.
  • I shall not accept any referral fees or compensation that is contingent upon the
    purchase or sale of a financial product.

Cathy Pareto, MBA, CFP®
President & Founder