Our Approach At Northwind Financial we offer both commission and fee-based investment advisory services. We feel this approach gives our clients the most flexibility and control over their investments. We are happy to operate under either approach, or even offer a hybrid of the two.As an independent firm, we have the ability to recommend a far greater range of investments. Our independence and flexible fee structure mean you get access to one of the largest selection of investments in the world with far fewer financial conflicts.While our office is small, we think, act and invest big. We work with one of the largest clearing platforms in the world to provide our clients with access to institutional class shares and their lower expense ratios, an option that’s usually unavailable to private investors.