Join Us

Give us your best and we will do the same. The best people can choose where they want to work. And we want the best people. That's why we do all we can to make sure Chelsea Financial is a great place to work.

Why Chelsea?

Chelsea is different from other broker/dealers in the way it maintains an objective viewpoint concerning all securities. We recognize the fact that there are thousands of investment opportunities available to the public. Neither financial professionals, nor the clients they represent, should feel restricted to traditional marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

We make every effort to offer products that inspire opportunities across all sectors of the economy. Our goal is to offer our Registered Representatives, Brokers and Financial Advisers a wide variety of products so they may introduce them to their clients as diversification tools.

Today there are more than 5000 active broker/dealers in the United States. We believe there are only a select few that embrace a business model similar to Chelsea Financial. Our emphasis on service is designed to exceed expectations. With Branch, OSJ and Technology support, you can be assured that Chelsea Financial is a great place to work.

No minimum production requirements.
No hidden fees or charges.
We offer generous, above industry-standard payouts.
Ability to work in our beautiful office or from your home office, even as an Independent Broker with all of our Branch and OSJ support.


The Chelsea Team will provide you with detailed assistance in making a smooth transition. Our transition team will walk you through every step of the process and provide you with the most positive experience possible. The team will also be there for you after the transition is complete to make sure you are comfortable with our policies, procedures, staff and resources. Team members will assist in specific areas during the process.

These areas include:

New Accounts
Asset Management
Transfer of Assets
Recruiting & Transition
Service Center
Review & Assistance

Our transition process includes:

1. A unique transition plan and specific timeline to help you in the process.

2. Extensive training to help ensure you have a full understanding of forms and procedures.

3. Clear instruction for completing client paperwork.

4. Assistance in completing and updating any licensing & registration materials you may need, including advisor and insurance needs.

5. The transfer of client accounts will be monitored from start to finish. This includes assisting in the completion of ACAT documents, our receipt of your transfer of paperwork, arrival of individual assets and transfer completions.

6. Development of Client Notification Letters and the appropriate transfer paperwork.

We will supply support and training on every aspect of your business, from the day you decide to join us until you feel comfortable with the transition. We want you to be confident in doing business with us.

Growing Your Practice

You are a trusted professional for your clients and a business owner. Depending on the size of your practice you may be involved in the marketing, product development, client relations, bookkeeping, training and other tasks.

As an affiliate of Chelsea Financial, your small business benefits by being a part of a support network of other small businesses. The most successful representatives are not satisfied with maintaining basic levels of achievement.

As your broker/dealer, we accept the responsibility to help you with the challenges of operating, and assisting you in the growth of your business. We have developed a unique team approach to all areas of problem solving.


FirstSouthwest Clearing provides continuously updated and adaptive technology to improve our clients' abilities to manage and grow their businesses.

Currently available tools and technologies include:

FS Access. FirstSouthwest Clearing's proprietary fully-integrated broker workstation combines the comprehensive reporting functionality of portfolio management systems with the transactional capabilities of broker workstations. This browser-based platform features:

Single sign-on access to all solutions.

Comprehensive trading platform for equities, options, mutual funds and fixed-income products.

Portfolio management capabilities system that provides representatives and their clients with portfolio composition and performance reports, basket and fixed-income trading.

Portfolio rebalancing and reporting.

Projected cash flows.


Tax lot accounting.

Detailed management reports, research and charting capabilities • Mutual fund order entry.

Online, real-time account opening and account look-up.

Real-time, delayed and streaming quotes plus news • Representative, branch and home office compliance reporting.

Ability to e-mail client reports or have clients access them directly.

FS Pro Surv. A software application for brokerage compliance, Pro Surv analyzes client, account, positions, open order, historical, and third-party product information against a complex yet customizable rule base to identify transaction and account issues.

Retail Customer Internet Access. We offer browser-based access for our clients' customers that is seamlessly integrated into their Web site, allowing customers to view account information and/or place trades based on the parameters set for them. Additionally, reps can anonymously observe client usage of the site and evaluate how to better service customer needs in the future.

Online Statements and Confirmations. Customers' statements and confirmations are available online for up to three years.

Daily and Custom Reports. Daily and custom reports are available online for up to three years.

External Interfaces. FirstSouthwest provides seamless access to multiple external interfaces, including Bloomberg, Albridge, QUODD and a variety of bond offerings.