When we act as your investment adviser, we have to act in your best interest and not put our interest ahead of yours. At the same time, the way we make money creates some conflicts with your interests. You should understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the investment advice we provide you. Please note, we generally will not act as your investment adviser.
USA Financial Exchange does not provide direct investment advice or directly manage client assets. As mentioned above, USA Financial Exchange operates composites for which we manage the managers; each manager is responsible for providing investment advice and managing client assets as it relates to the managers models and investment strategies. Instead, USA Financial Exchange we provide due diligence assessments of third-party managers.
As part of our due diligence, we review information relating to the third-party manager including, historical performance, investment philosophy, investment style, volatility, and disclosures contained in the manager’s regulatory filings such as Form ADV. Although we provide due diligence on the third-party managers, it is up to the RIAs and financial advisers, and not us, to determine if a third-party manager’s strategy is suitable for you. It is also important to understand that if you are utilizing any money managers (through USA Financial Exchange’s TAMP or otherwise), purchasing investments, or implementing investment advice, investing in securities involves a very real risk of loss. The market moves – often drastically and without notice – and therefore, it is important that you understand the risk you are taking, and you need to be willing and able to bear that risk.