Custodian Services

Custodian Services

SAFEGUARDING YOUR ASSETS: Before you hire an investment advisor, one of the most important questions you should ask is: “How safe and secure are my investments?”

Our firm is expected to make decisions about your money based on the highest degree of scrutiny. We use the same approach when choosing the service providers we employ to help you meet your financial objectives. That is why we have selected Fidelity Investments as our primary custodian.

What is a Custodian?
A custodian is a financial institution that has certain regulatory responsibilities for assets in a customer’s brokerage account. Our firm, as a Registered Investment Advisor, is required to have a custodian. The investments that you entrust to our firm are placed in custody with Fidelity’s clearing firm, National Financial Services, LLC-one of the largest clearing providers in the industry. A clearing firm is an organization that handles the execution, clearance and settlement of transactions.

For more than 65 years, Fidelity has built a reputation of integrity and financial management expertise. As with our firm, Fidelity is privately owned, and is able to make decisions based on long-term benefits-not short-term gains-for the investors it serves. Because trading is a core component of the Fidelity offering, we are able to leverage Fidelity Capital Markets for the execution of your trades. Through our relationship with Fidelity, you will receive a simplified, consolidated statement each month reflecting all your investment positions and transactions. Access to your account(s) is also available via www.fidelity.com.

Florida Trust Account – Trustee Services

Our partnership with Fidelity allows us the benefit of providing corporate trustee services to our clients. Fidelity Personal Trust Company, as the corporate trustee, assumes the custody, accounting, tax reporting and discretionary and non-discretionary administrative duties. Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc., as the advisor, retains the investment management duties and will serve as the primary contact for the client at all times.

In addition, Fidelity has a network of participating corporate trustees that are federal and state-chartered. This is a flexible arrangement for clients who require a specific state trustee or desire to have their trust managed in a tax-favorable jurisdiction. We recommend that our clients consult with their legal professional prior to selecting a corporate trustee.ices.

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