TYPES OF CLIENTS
Individuals & Families
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT and FINANCIAL PLANNING
Fee Only Compensation
- Equity Management Group, LLC is only compensated by fees based on investment assets managed, as follows:
- All accounts, 0.0025 (0.25%) of average weekly account balance of the previous calendar quarter (1% per year). The annual fee is reduced 0.10% for each $1,000,000 increment over the first $2,000,000, with a minimum incremental rate of 0.5%. Minimum account is $100,000 unless prior arrangements are made. Accounts may be structured using any combination of individual stocks, mutual funds, or other securities, depending on account size. Fees are negotiable, and some clients will be charged lower fees than outlined above. Both lower and higher fees may be found for similar services from other advisors. Fees are payable after each calendar quarter, and are prorated for partial quarters. Either party may immediately terminate management contract by written notice. Fees will be prorated to the next business day, unless client terminates within five business days of entering contract, in which case no fees are charged.
- Clients may pay fees directly or may authorize the custodian holding client funds and securities to deduct Equity Management Group, LLC’s advisory fees direct from the client account in accordance with statements prepared and submitted simultaneously to the client and custodian by Equity Management Group, LLC. The custodian will provide periodic account statements to the client. Such statements will reflect any fee withdrawals by Equity Management Group, LLC. It is the client’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of the fee calculation. The custodian will not determine whether the fee is properly calculated. Equity Management Group, LLC’s quarterly statements provide the steps involved in calculating individual client’s fees.
- Equity Management Group, LLC has no agreements with any person or company to pay or receive any form of compensation for referrals.
METHODS OF ANALYSIS INVESTMENT STRATEGIES RISK OF LOSS
- In our investment account supervision, Equity Management Group, LLC utilizes various securities such as stocks, mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), U.S. Government and corporate bonds, option contracts on securities, and Master Limited Partnerships. While there is risk in all investments, some carry a greater degree of risk or higher costs. There is no guarantee that the investment strategy selected for the client will result in the client’s goals being met, nor is there any guarantee of profit or protection from loss.
- Here is a brief discussion of the risks and opportunities of different investment securities:
- Stocks are issued as evidence of part ownership of a company. A stockowner shares in the profits or losses of a company. As measured by the Standard and Poor’s index of the 500 U.S. largest companies, stocks have provided an annual return of approximately 9.8% over the past 90 years.
- Bonds are considered to have less risk (uncertainty) than stocks, and are evidence of money loaned to a company or government agency. Over the past 90 years, bonds have returned approximately 5.4% per year.
- A mutual fund is a company that receives money from a large group and invests that money in various types of stocks, bonds, and other securities. Different mutual funds will have different objectives and strategies, including aggressive, conservative, international, income, and so forth. The advantage of mutual funds for most investors is the ability to diversify a relatively small amount of money in a large pool of securities. An Exchange Traded Fund is similar to a mutual fund, but its shares trade continuously during stock market hours, rather than at the end of the day. Both mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds carry the risks of their underlying securities.
- We may utilize options on securities in some accounts to modify risk or generate income.
- Master limited partnerships invest in real estate, natural resources or commodities. They are publicly traded (like most stocks and bonds), and have certain tax advantages. owever, like all investments there is no guarantee of profit or protection from loss in these securities.