Terms and Conditions
This agreement sets forth the services to be provided to Client by Advisor and the terms and conditions upon which those services will be provided. Advisor will provide investment management and account administration services. These services are designed to help Client achieve certain investment goals.
Advisor is acting as a fiduciary with respect to Client, meaning that Advisor is required to put the interests of Client above its own in connection with the management and administration of the Account. Advisor agrees to provide services to Client in a manner consistent with its fiduciary duty to Client and the provision of all applicable laws, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Responsibility of Advisor.
Advisor will manage the Account on a discretionary basis, which means Advisor will purchase and sell securities for the Account without first consulting with, or obtaining specific authorization from, Client. All decisions regarding purchases and sales of securities for the Account will be made solely based on Advisor’s best judgment, at the time, of what would be in the overall best interest of Client in the management of the Account. Advisor will manage the Account in accordance with Client’s investment objectives and risk tolerance. Advisor will monitor the Account on an ongoing basis according to proprietary investment algorithms. Advisor is registered as an investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. If the Account is subject to regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), then Advisor will act as a fiduciary under ERISA with respect to its specific responsibilities under this Agreement.
Responsibilities of Client
Client will provide Advisor with accurate and complete information about Client’s investment goals and objectives and will promptly inform Advisor of any significant changes in that information. Client is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information provided to Advisor and for any losses or damages caused by the failure to provide such information to Advisor. Advisor shall not be responsible for any losses or damages that occur as a result of Client’s failure to provide accurate and complete information to Advisor. Instructions regarding management of the Account must be given by Client or someone designated by Client to act on Client’s behalf, and must be in writing. Advisor may act on instructions reasonably believed to be given by Client or someone properly authorized to act on Client’s behalf and Client agrees to hold Advisor harmless of any losses or damages of any kind arising as a result of following such instructions.
Client Understanding and Acceptance of Certain Risks
Client understands Advisor’s services, the terms, and conditions of this Agreement. Client understands that investments made for the Account are subject to general market and economic risks, as well as the risks associated with investments in individual securities and agrees to accept those risks. Client understands that there are no guarantees that Client’s investment goals or objectives will be met or that any investment strategy selected for the Account will be successful in achieving its objectives. Client understands that the Account is not insured and that the value of the Account and the investments in the Account will fluctuate over time and, at any point in time, may be more or less than the amount originally invested in the Account.
Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes
In the event a dispute arises between Client and Advisor, the parties agree to submit claims to arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgments rendered by the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on both parties. By agreeing to arbitrate disputes, Client is not waiving any rights under state or Federal securities laws. A copy of the Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreement between Client and Advisor which has been made a part of this agreement.
Custody of Assets
Client will establish the account with a custodian (“Custodian”) acceptable to Advisor. Client’s relationship with Custodian will be governed by a separate agreement between Client and Custodian.
Calculation and Deduction of Fees
Client authorizes Advisor to calculate and deduct Advisor’s fees from the Account in accordance with procedures described in Advisor’s Appendix 1 Wrap Fee Brochure, which may change periodically. The fees are calculated monthly in advance, based off of the previous month-end value. All assets held in the Account will be subject to the fees set forth on page 1 of this Agreement, including assets, such as cash, that are temporarily awaiting investment. Advisor’s fee to Client is a wrap fee, which bundles traditional transaction charges into the advisory fee. Client will be subject to various other costs that the Custodian may charge to administrate the Account, such as wire fees, mailing costs, etc. Mutual funds purchased for the Account charge internal management fees and incur expenses that are deducted from the assets of the fund. These internal fees and expenses are paid by Client. Refer to the appropriate prospectus for the amount of these fees and expenses, which are in addition to fees on page 1. Mutual funds that sell their shares at net asset value may pay Custodian a fee to participate in its program, and typically have higher internal expenses than mutual funds that do not participate in such a program.
Under special circumstance and under a separate client agreement, a Client may provide Advisor with written instructions, conditions, or restrictions deemed reasonable by Advisor with regard to how the Account will be managed. If the Account is funded through the transfer of securities or other property into the Account, Advisor is authorized to sell such securities or property unless other arrangements have been made and are specified in writing.
Limitation of Liability
Advisor and Custodian are not affiliated with each other and are separately responsible for providing services to Client. Such parties shall have no responsibility for supervising or controlling the others and shall have no liability for the acts or omissions of the others. Advisor, it’s officers, directors, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages caused by an act or omission, error in judgment or decline in the value of the Account, unless caused directly by negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or willful misconduct. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of rights under Federal or state securities laws that cannot be waived under the provisions of those laws.
This Agreement may be terminated for any reason by any party effective upon receipt of written notice of termination by the other parties to this Agreement. In the event of Client’s death, disability, or incompetency, Advisor will continue to manage the Account until given alternative written instructions from an authorized party.
All notices given in connection with this Agreement must be in writing.
This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to their conflicts of laws provisions.
Advisor may not assign its respective rights or obligations under this Agreement without the consent of Client. Such consent may be obtained in any manner that is reasonable under the circumstances and may include the use of a “negative consent” process whereby a good faith effort is made to notify Client of a proposed assignment and Client is deemed to have consented to that assignment if Client does not object to it in writing within a reasonable period, which period shall be at least 30 days.
This is the entire agreement among the parties regarding the matters covered and may only be modified in any manner that reasonably demonstrates the intention of the parties.
If at any time any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the Agreement.
Advisor’s agreement to the terms of this Agreement shall be signified by Advisor taking the actions called for in this Agreement with respect to the management and administration of the Account.
Each party executing this Agreement represents that it is authorized to enter into this Agreement, the Agreement will be legally binding and enforceable against such party when executed, and that performance of the actions called for under the Agreement by such party will not violate any law, regulation, or contractual obligation to which such party is subject. Client represents that the investment of the Account in the manner called for under this Agreement will not violate any law, regulation, document of corporate governance, retirement plan instrument, partnership or trust agreement or any other contractual obligation. Client agrees to deliver to Advisor any documentation that Advisor may reasonably request to document the above representations.
Proxy Voting Policy
Advisor will not vote proxies on behalf of Client. Client is exclusively responsible for voting proxies and making elections in customer portfolio accounts. Customers shall receive proxy materials directly from a third-party vendor or the custodian will forward all proxy and shareholder communications relating to assets held by custodian directly to Client.
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