Custody … A simple word that means a lot in investing.
We do not Custody Your $$$
As a firm we do not take custody of client assets. Not that this is a bad thing, but we choose not to custody assets for reasons beyond the importance of this post.
New rules have gone into effect, that we will of course follow, in order for us to continue NOT TAKING CUSTODY of client assets.
Here are the minor changes affecting us:
- We can no longer change your address of record for you electronically – we can change via a simple signed document or a quick three way call with our back office team – Just a slight bit slower than the other way – step for steppers!
- Dormant Standing Letter of Authorizations (SLOA’s) to wire/link transfer money to other accounts have been removed – We like this as it is a good clean up the wires that may be straggling out there
- Annual reminder statement for wires/linking that are on file – Again, Well done… we like this too
- Not directly related to the Custody Rule, but worth mentioning is a new mandatory notice when funds are wired- this is sent by our custodian as a safety measure each time a non-recurring wire is completed – Again, thumbs up regulators –
We like all of this, but wanted to let you know in advance, especially on the address change as it may result in slightly slower adjustments … all for our collective safety from cyber predators !
Dad’s 90th Birthday Wishes
Thanks so much for all the wonderful wishes for Dad’s 90th birthday …. Honestly, I was VERY cautious of the announcement … being not directly business related …
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is getting to experience all of life’s events with YOU guys … yes, good and bad … Sometimes I forget you guys enjoy hearing of ours too !
Thanks Again !
Tennis Tournament – Flu
What’s better than a long weekend with an extra long Tennis Tournament … all the family going to a southern town in Texas … hey, even Chacca the dog?
Multiple players, including the 13 year old are fighting the Flu — Wow has this been a tough year … Contact across the country seem to be in the same situation ..
Let’s get well everyone !
MLK Holiday Monday
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, schools, banks, capital markets and our office will be closed …
Have a nice long weekend and Get Well if you feel any bit under the weather !
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP