I need to recommend a broker for an investor with maybe $500k in assets. Needs are free checkwriting, reasonable commish, very reliable platform/backoffice, and absolute security of assets. Does not want salesmen calling or any handholding. Prelim research showed Fidelity to look good, Schwab ok but more expensive. I know there were questions about ETrade account security, so they are out. Any advice much appreciated. ps. They are currently using Harris, which apparently is ideal, but they are being acquired by ETrade.