FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When was your firm founded?
A: We were founded as an independent registered investment advisor in 1984.
Q: Who will I work with at Smith Capital?
A: You will be working with a team of two financial advisors and one dedicated portfolio administrator.
Q: Why do I need a financial advisor?
A: Few investors have the experience, time and access to information needed to successfully manage their investment assets.
Q: Who are your clients?
A: We manage money for a diverse group of clients, including individuals, trusts, estates, charitable organizations and businesses.
Q: What type of investments do you use?
A: This depends on the client. Investment strategy is determined after meeting with the client to determine their goals and objectives.
Q: Where will my account be located?
A: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. serves as our primary custodian, but other firms may also be utilized. Your account will be held in your name, with Smith Capital having discretionary authority to make investment decisions on your behalf.
Q: How is your firm compensated?
A: We are fee-based and compensated only by our clients.
Q: How is the fee paid to Smith Capital?
A: Our fees are based on the assets under management. The fee percentage decreases as the asset level increases.
Q: How do I become a client of Smith Capital?
A: Call our office to set up a free initial consultation. After a review of your goals and a discussion of our services, if we mutually agree to establish a relationship, our staff will assist with all the paperwork and details of opening an account and transferring assets.