The Worley Banks Group, a financial services firm, is launching an independent registered investment advisor (RIA) and moving its headquarters to Creve Coeur, Mo., the company announced today in a news release.

"As a fee-only RIA, the firm is strengthening its commitment to independent advice and the fiduciary standard to act in the best interest of its clients," the firm said in a press release. "The Worley Banks Group will also be able to provide more responsive, top-notch service by implementing technology efficiencies."

Founded in 2002, the Worley Banks Group is led by co-founders Dave Worley and Timothy Banks, who specialize in working with families and educators planning for their retirement.