Our Company Artesian - (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure; "an artesian well" Think of Artesian Financial Group as an independent "blue hole" of crystal clear retirement investing guidance. Those of us from Southwest Georgia do not need to have the word “artesian” defined for us. We know what an artesian well is, and most of us have enjoyed the pristine, icy cold waters of the “blue holes” that bless this area of Southwest Georgia and North Florida. Perhaps this may seem like a strange way to introduce you to our financial services firm, but from the start we want to make it very clear that we are “artesian” people. Our office is located in Albany, Georgia which is affectionately known as The Artesian City. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are acutely in tune with the people from the areas we serve in and around Albany, Georgia. Billups P. Johnson III "Bo", the founder of Artesian Financial Group, has been serving clients in Southwest Georgia for three decades. The experience we provide, combined with our independent, local presence, makes our company a crystal clear choice for your retirement investment needs. Independence is important, and we are an independent financial services firm! Independence means that we are not being driven by a large corporation to sell our clients "expensive" proprietary investment products or services. Being independent means we do not have sales managers prompting us to sell investments and services in order to enhance the price of the company stock through ever increasing sales quotas. We are free to serve our clients with independent advice formed through many years of experience. Our independence along with our extensive knowledge of the investment options and strategies available in today’s investment marketplace sets us apart from our competition. Why are we independent? Simply put, we are independent because independence is the best way to serve our clients without conflicting corporate pressures or distractions. We are independent because we chose to be independent! We are affiliated with a strong broker-dealer NEXT Financial Group, Inc.(NEXT) NEXT provides our firm with the structure; oversight and support that we need to operate in the highly regulated financial services industry. NEXT supports independent financial services firms located throughout America. Client assets with NEXT (and other financial services firms) are held at companies called clearing firms. NEXT uses the clearing services of Pershing, LLC to hold client assets and clear client transactions. Pershing LLC (Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC) is a leading global provider of clearing and financial services outsourcing solutions to more than 1,100 institutional and retail financial organizations and investment advisors who collectively represent 5 million individual investors. Pershing is a member of BNY Securities Group and a subsidiary of The Bank of New York. All client assets held with NEXT and Pershing are fully insured by the SIPC. www.sipc.org Please click on the links provided above for NEXT Financial Group, Inc. and Pershing LLC for more information on the companies who work behind the scenes to support Artesian Financial Group, Inc.