FAQs How are you compensated?BPG Wealth Management is primarily a fee-based investment advisory firm. Our income comes from flat financial planning fees, as well as investment management fees as an annual percentage of the assets we manage on your behalf. The fees, paid quarterly, are set at an annualized rate.Insurance products + retail mutual funds are commission arrangements. Fees and commissions are always fully disclosed.Why work with an advisory team?Achieving your goals may take more than money. It likely requires planning, a long-term vision, and investment know-how. Working with an advisor can help you:Avoid emotional mistakesPerform portfolio manager selection, due diligence and monitoringProvide tax aware investment adviceKeep your allocation as plannedPlan for income distributionProvide ongoing investment educationCan you do my taxes?We do not prepare taxes, but we can help you tap into our vast network of local experts who can help put you into the best possible position to achieve your goals, including:Leading CPA FirmsBusiness & Estate Planning AttorneysCommercial Lenders and Investment BankersCommercial and Personal Lines Property and Casualty AgentsEmployee Benefits ExpertsThird Party AdministratorsRealtors and Mortgage BrokersExecutive CoachesWhy should I create a financial plan?For some, success comes from luck. For most, it comes from planning, determination and hard work. As life become more complex, and your choices begin to affect more people, it’s important to set goals and know what it takes to get you to where you want to be. A Financial Plan can help you:Define your goals and determine if they are realisticAnalyze your budget and work to keep your spending in line with your goalsMeasure your progress and track changes that need to be madeIdentify risksDetermine savings goalCreate confidence around money and know what steps to take for your futureWhat certifications do your advisors have?AIF®-Accredited Investment Fiduciary®-ChFC®-Chartered Financial Consultant®CFP®-CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM CEPA®-Certified Exit Planning Advisor®RICP®-Retirement Income Certified Professional® Who is Royal Alliance?Great question! Our industry is heavily regulated (by FINRA and the SEC) and because of that we have affiliated with Royal Alliance, a Registered Broker/Dealer. What that means is that we’ve teamed up with them to help us make sure we are in compliance with all industry regulations. Additionally, they provide us with tools and resources to help us find great investment solutions so that we can help our clients reach their goals. If we did not have this relationship, we would be required to do all of these things internally, which would keep us away from what we love to do – serve our clients.Who is National Financial Services (NFS)?NFS acts as a custodian on behalf of Royal Alliance for your investment accounts. This is where you deposit funds to buy or sell investments through Royal Alliance.What is fiduciary responsibility and why is it important?A fiduciary is a person in a position of authority whom the law obligates to act solely on behalf of the person he or she represents and in good faith.Acting in a fiduciary capacity is a critical responsibility. Fiduciaries are accountable for acting in the best interest of those who benefit from their organization. Fiduciaries are held to a higher standard by regulators at both state and federal levels.The term “fiduciary” generally includes any individual with discretionary authority, control over, or management responsibilities for the assets held for the benefit of another. This might include:Any persons servicing as Trustees, Board Members, or OfficersAny persons or entity providing investment advice to a person or organization“De facto” fiduciaries who exercise authority over the organization’s assets such as a member of the investment committeeWhat is Regulation Best Interest?Regulation Best Interest (“Reg BI”) requires Broker/Dealers and their Financial Professionals to act in the best interest of a retail customer, and place your interests ahead of all others when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy. Additionally, it requires that Broker/Dealers disclose the material facts relating to the scope of the terms of your relationship with your broker/dealer and Financial Professionals. What should I expect when I open an account?You’ll receive a welcome email from our team with instructions on how to register your online access and consent to e-delivery (if you prefer) to receive your monthly statements, trade confirmations and tax statements by email.If we process the investment account electronically, through e-consent you’ll be delivered the respective Form CRS (Customer Relationship Summary), the Royal Alliance Broker/Dealer brochure, and applicable Client Agreements/Form ADV’s (The Uniform Application for Investment Advisor Registration) by email.If we process the application through wet signature, you’ll be mailed each of these documents.