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Barnum Financial Group - West Division is part of the Barnum family of financial services offices. When you partner with Barnum Financial Group to meet your protection and wealth management needs, you join a firm with a vast array of resources working in your best interest. In order to bring you quality, innovative programs and products to meet your specific needs, Barnum has strategic relationships with top industry leaders. We also leverage the experience and expertise of major institutions to help protect and service the assets you have entrusted to us.


MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. Founded in 1851, the company has been continually guided by one consistent purpose: to help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. With a focus on delivering long-term value, MassMutual offers a wide range of protection, accumulation, wealth management and retirement products and services.


Barnum is a general agency of MassMutual and qualified representatives offer securities through MML Investors Services, LLC (MMLIS), a Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser subsidiary of MassMutual. MML Investors Services, founded in 1981, is one of the largest distributors of mutual funds, variable annuities and variable life insurance in the United States. MMLIS is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). MMLIS is authorized to conduct business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


Through our relationship with MMLIS, assets held in brokerage accounts are custodied with Fidelity Investments’ broker-dealer, National Financial Services LLC (“NFS”). Established in 1983, NFS is one of the largest providers of brokerage services including clearing and custody, tax reporting, credit management, financial planning, and advisory services.


MetLife has a special arrangement with Barnum Financial Group to provide financial education workshops as well as give individuals the opportunity to meet with a financial professional. In addition, in connection with employment and benefits changes, certain individuals covered under MetLife’s group life insurance have the opportunity to meet with a financial professional with specific expertise in life insurance and managing through a job transition. These knowledgeable resources help people understand their options and assist them in making important, time-sensitive decisions about their financial planning and benefits decisions.

Fidelity Investments® and National Financial Services LLC (together “Fidelity”) is an independent company unaffiliated with Barnum Financial Group. There is no form of legal partnership or affiliation between Fidelity and the other third parties listed nor is such a relationship created or implied by the information herein. Fidelity provides clearing, custody, or other brokerage services through National Financial Services LLC or Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Members NYSE, SIPC. 969332.2.0 MassMutual, MMLIS, NFS, MetLife and Barnum Financial Group are separate entities. 

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