Safety of Assets

Protecting Your Assets is Our First Priority.

We realize that managing your hard-earned wealth isn’t a right — it’s a privilege. And it’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. SGIM is fully committed to ensuring that your assets are safe and secure.

Bank-level Security

Our client’s assets are protected by bank-level 256-bit encryption, monitored 24/7.

Your Assets Belong to You

Accounts are held in your name, segregated, at a third-party custodian, APEX Clearing, that runs their business with a sound capital structure and have taken appropriate actions to help give you peace of mind about the safety and security of your accounts.

In compliance with the SEC’s Customer Protection Rule, customer securities are segregated. This assures that in the highly unlikely event of custodian insolvency, these segregated assets are not available to general creditors and are protected against creditors’ claims. There are reporting and auditing requirements in place by government regulators to help ensure compliance with this rule.

For more information about Apex Clearing, please visit www.apexclearing.com

SIPC Account Protection

In 1970, the Securities Investor Protection Act was enacted to protect investment and increase investor confidence. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) is a nonprofit membership corporation that was created by that federal statute. Membership in SIPC protects customers if the firm fails financially.

As a member of SIPC, funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims.

SIPC does not cover certain types of investments such as commodity futures contracts, fixed annuity contracts and foreign currency, or fluctuations in the market value of securities.

For more information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org.

Additional Third-Party Insurance

Additional insurance has been purchased by our custodian to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance policy becomes available to customers if SIPC limits are exhausted and provides protection for securities and cash up to certain limits.  Like SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.  SIPC coverage does not cover fluctuations or losses in the market value of your investments.