Thank you for your interest in becoming affiliated with KMS. We are always seeking experienced Registered Representatives who have an established clientele and conduct a quality securities business.
KMS began in Tacoma, Washington, in 1971, first as Capstan Securities. In 1973 the firm was purchased and restructured by present management, and in 1975 the name was changed to KMS Financial Services, Inc. The KMS Home Office moved to Seattle in February of 1976 and is located at 2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2801, Seattle, WA 98121.
As a privately owned company, KMS focuses its energies and resources on long-term goals and objectives rather than short-term profitability. We do not pretend to provide sales or basic product training. We do concentrate on two key functions: 1) providing professional and efficient back-office and administrative support; and 2) disseminating constructive information on the investment products we offer.
KMS does not manufacture financial products, nor are we owned or controlled by any entity that does. None of our Home Office staff or principals engages in personal production. Their job is to devote full time and attention to providing Registered Representatives with the service they need to serve their clients effectively.
You will not see KMS advertised in trade publications, nor will you usually find us in their broker-dealer surveys. New Representatives come our way almost exclusively by referral, and we have been well served by concentrating on the quality of our Representatives rather than their sheer number.
Over the past thirty years, we have talked with hundreds of Registered Representatives about our business and about their needs in a broker-dealer relationship. We've taken the liberty of addressing some of their most often-asked questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page, which can be found on our corporate website through the Guest Account. Of course, you'll have some questions of your own, so we'll look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience to address them.
We welcome your consideration of KMS to be your last broker/dealer affiliation. For further information, please contact Mark Hamby (ext. 202) or Eric Westberg (ext. 290) in Seattle at (206) 441-2885, or toll-free at (800) 578-5253. You can also request Guest Access to the KMS Representative website.