Adherence to a fiduciary standard

CEFEX advisory firms adhere to the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence. This means they act in the best interest of investors. This is contrasted with a firm that lacks a fiduciary process or operates according to a ‘suitability’ standard.

Adherence to the fiduciary standard can be the foundation for the trust placed in Advisers by their clients, whether individual or institutional investors.

The fiduciary standard offers a consistency of interpretation and implementation, which facilitates the transfer of knowledge between the Adviser, clients, vendors and regulators.

Verified by annual audits

CEFEX advisory firms voluntarily undertake annual audits by independent fiduciary experts. This verifies their adherence to the fiduciary standard and is supplemental to the oversight performed by most financial regulators, who require advisers to meet a minimum compliance standard.

The objective is simple: to protect investors.

Investor benefits

A CEFEX-certified advisory firm places your interests first and will realize investment objectives sooner, better align investment services to expenses, and be accountable for actions taken.

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