At a Glance
  • Founded in 1983
  • $1.5 trillion assets under management*
  • Headquartered in Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Providing clearing, custody and technology solutions to broker-dealers and registered investment advisors (RIAs) that help drive business growth
  • Part of Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and other major exchanges

We build relationships with quality firms, their leaders and their advisors, empowering each to compete and succeed.

First Clearing is a premier clearing and custody services business, serving broker-dealers and registered investment advisors nationwide. Driven by a strong and abiding commitment to the power of relationship, we help our client firms create and grow successful businesses. Through our affiliation with Wells Fargo & Company, we provide access to vast resources to help you address all aspects of your business, empowering you to deliver the client experience you desire.

Our experience working with quality firms for more than three decades has garnered us a reputation for questioning the status quo, envisioning what lies ahead and innovating for the next generation.

Better Together

Where Do You Want to Go?

We can help you get there. Let’s have a conversation.

Cindi Cooper

Director of Recruiting

First Clearing

[email protected]


With us, you’re combining strength, scale and heritage with more than 30 years of providing custody services to broker-dealers and RIAs.

Why Go RIA and Why Now

The RIA model is blazing new paths through the traditional advisor landscape; offering new opportunities, resources, support and true independence. It’s creating historic growth opportunities for forward thinking advisors. Offered through First Clearing, we can help you evaluate your options and find the right solution to support your goals – whether you’re looking to break away to start your own RIA or join an established practice.


First Clearing is here to help. Let’s continue the conversation. Together, we’re redefining independence.


*as of June 30, 2020

First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. First Clearing provides correspondent services to broker-dealers and registered investment advisors and does not provide services to the general public.© 2020 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved. 1020-02573