Specialized Consulting Services

Some things just come naturally. Every new business grows organically along its areas of strength. As our consulting practice has grown since we established Bedford and Main in 2012, we have cultivated our areas of expertise and also ventured into a few new areas.

While remaining focused on our client base, we discovered that it was easy to develop complimentary services that were a natural extension of our core competencies. Not only was it rewarding after so many years in the business to get new certifications (such as a FINRA Arbitrator and an AML Specialist), but it definitely helped us deny that “Old Dog – New Tricks” cliche! We pledge to stay actively engaged and in touch with the industry, so that this list continues to evolve:

As always, we welcome your call about these, or other financial projects that you may have, to see if we can be of service.

  • We were extremely pleased with the efficiency and comprehensiveness for all of their services. Micah G.
    CCO at a California based introducing Broker Dealer
  • John became a valuable resource during the evaluation of self-clearing and fully-disclosed options from several different vendors. Doug R.
    EVP/CFO at a Kansas based self-clearing Broker Dealer
  • I highly recommend him as a consultant, and I am confident that you will be more than satisfied with his services. Michael S.
    COO at a Connecticut based Broker Dealer and FCM
  • I would highly recommend anyone needing their services to not hesitate getting in touch with John Foster. Keith B.
    Founder at an Oklahoma based Equity Market Advisors Financial Services firm
  • HIRING BEDFORD AND MAIN AS A CONSULTANT IN OUR CONVERSION BETWEEN CLEARING FIRMS, WAS THE BEST BUSINESS DECISION I MADE THIS YEAR. Carlos M.
    CEO and Managing Director at a US based Broker Dealer subsidiary of a foreign bank
  • We have been looking for a long time for experience in setting up our clearing operations. We found Bedford and Main (John Foster) through an internet search and we were immediately enthusiastic after we had our first introductory call with John. John has Osi L.
    CFO at an industry leading equity and derivative market making Broker Dealer:
  • I CAN'T SPEAK HIGHLY ENOUGH OF JOHN'S WORK AND STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM TO FILL ANY FINANCIAL SERVICES CONSULTING NEED. Tim D.
    COO at a privately owned introducing Broker Dealer and RIA
  • John's knowledge of the industry, best practices, and industry trends is top notch. He brought us to a very successful outcome. Carol B.
    Senior Vice President at a financial services Fortune 500 subsidiary
  • We hired Bedford and Main with the end goal of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the clearing landscape. As a new broker/dealer, we had many decisions to make – Bedford and Main was quick to clarify the decision tree for us and help navigate forw Rob G.
    Co-Founder of a Start-up Broker Dealer
  • John has an in-depth knowledge of the operational and regulatory environment for non-US firms. Brendan K.
    Business Development Director at a western European financial services firm