Who is FourThought Private Wealth?

FourThought Private Wealth, previously Pinkerton Private Wealth, is an independent Registered Investment Advisor practice with more than 50 years of experience in financial and investment planning. Headquartered on Florida’s Gulf Coast, we serve clients throughout the U.S.

we are both high tech and high touch.

Our purpose is to help affluent individuals, families and business owners aim high and eliminate the stress that can come with life’s uncertainties, so they can pursue their own passions and purposes. We use a highly disciplined approach and are guided by a set of values and principles that have never failed us or our clients.

We Are

In 2022, FourThought became a Focus partner firm.
We have chosen to be an independent registered investment advisor (RIA) because it holds us to the highest legal standards of client care. We must make all decisions with your best interests in mind. We are also highly transparent with our fees, processes and everything that matters to you. We believe this is the only viable way to operate as financial planners in today’s world.

Additionally, as an RIA we can offer


Provide access to
comprehensive research
and robust investment


Deliver a complete suite
of traditional and non-
traditional investment


Offer complete and fiduciary advice.


Partner with world-class custodians and compliance experts


Use state-of-the-art tools and technologies that work best for clients

Helping People for Over Half a Century

FourThought Private Wealth traces its origins to 1968, when Sam Pinkerton opened an A.G. Edwards office in Venice, Florida. He was later joined in the business by his son Scott, who, along with his team, has helped people in Florida and beyond for more than 50 years answer the critical question, “Am I going to be okay?”

Formula for Success

Previously known as Pinkerton Private Wealth, the business was renamed FourThought to better reflect the firm’s focus on planning and thinking ahead. The word FourThought was selected to express guidance and planning, with the word “four” acknowledging our four financial planning principles, four core values and four-part formula for success:


Hire people with talent and purpose and give them the best training available.


Equip them with planning tools that are grounded in the reality of today’s markets and foundational truths of human behavior.


Through in-depth, personal conversation, work with clients to identify blind spots in their lives.


Build plans that address those blind spots and help them know if they will be okay.