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Wealth Management Consultant John Foster

John T. Foster, CAMS
President & CEO
phone: 609-707-1071
Bedford and Main Financial Consulting provides consulting services catering to the broker-dealer community. This includes Introducing Brokers, Self-clearing Brokers, Correspondent Clearing firms, Independent or W-2 based advisor models, Secondary Clearing or “Piggyback” firms and often start-up broker-dealers and those looking for an acquisition partner. Yes, we will assist other related financial services clients when it is a good fit, but we stay true to our core competencies.

Our experience is both deeply rooted yet freshly relevant. With over 35 years of hands-on senior experience, our management has been actively building, growing and restructuring broker-dealers. While based in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, Bedford and Main's client base is global.

Our “bread and butter” work and expertise focuses on conversions and project management. We have helped firms merge together, switch clearing firms, implemented new processing platforms and established trade execution, clearing, and custody relationships, along with installing countless third party industry related platforms.

Our business is founded on strong relationships. We invite you to visit us at the corner of and be sure to check out our testimonials.

Bedford and Main is a proud supporter of SIFMA and the Financial Services Institute.

Consulting Specialties:
  • Conversion Specialist
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Clearing Firms and Securities Processing Platforms
  • FINRA Compliance Issues
  • Anti-Money Laundering and CEO Certifications
  • Firm Staffing and Restructuring
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Broker-dealer Start-ups
  • Selling “Shell” Firms and other Mergers & Acquisitions Activity
Our clients appreciate how valuable it is to work with a consultant who has held the Series 3, 7, 24, 27 and 63 and is a FINRA arbitrator and an Anti-Money Laundering specialist. Moreover, the insights we provide resulting from our securities expert witness engagements often prove invaluable.

View John Foster's Expert Witness Profile.