When you join a new investment advisor, the final step of becoming a client is signing the customer agreement. In the agreement, you agree to have your money managed by the investment advisor. You acknowledge that you understand investments can gain or lose value and that there is no guarantee of return.
Here’s the customer agreement you’ll sign should you join Carbon Collective.
The SEC and state investment administrators passed a series of laws to make sure you have all of the necessary information to make a decision on choosing an investment advisor (like Carbon Collective Investing) up front.
This is Carbon Collective’s policy for collecting and using personal information.
Check out a full breakdown of the fees you would pay for investing through Carbon Collective and how it compares to some other options you might consider.
In the world of investing there are two types of fee structures investment advisors use. One passes on all small costs to you. If the investment advisor makes a trade on your behalf, they charge a small amount. The second is to set a standard, up front price that is all-inclusive. This later style is called a “Wrap Fee” and it’s what we use at Carbon Collective.
You have 24/7 access to your account through our 3rd party brokerage software, Altruist. You can add or withdraw to them at any time. You can also cancel your agreement with Carbon Collective at any time. So in the short term, it is highly unlikely a disaster striking the individual registered investment advisors at Carbon Collective could impact your investment. This document is our plan for the long term, of what will happen if we need to suddenly find a new investment manager(s) to handle the long term management of your account after an emergency.
Investment advisors need to register either with the SEC or individual states (we’re registered with the SEC). The form they use to register is called an ADV. It’s a standardized way for the SEC/states to make sure investment advisors are disclosing the correct information in a standardized way. It includes information both on the investment advisory firm itself and the individual registered investment advisors (the actual people). You can find our ADV on the SEC website or bellow.