Safe Harbor Fiduciary, LLC
Client Relationship Summary – Form CRS
February 3, 2022
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Is An Investment Advisory Account Right For You?
There are different ways you can get help with your investments. You should carefully consider which types of accounts and services are right for you.
Item 1. Introduction
Safe Harbor Fiduciary, LLC (“SHF”) is an investment advisor and provides advisory services for a fee rather than for brokerage commissions. As a retail investor, it is important to understand the differences between services and fees of an investment advisor and a broker-dealer. Investor.gov/CRS offers free and simple tools to research firms and financial professionals. Additionally, it also provides educational materials about broker-dealers, investment advisors, and investing.
Item 2. Relationships and Services
What investment services and advice can you provide me?
We offer the following services to you:
Asset Management: We will offer you advice on a regular basis. We will discuss your investment goals, design with you a strategy to achieve your investment goals, and regularly monitor your account. We will monitor your account either on a discretionary basis (we can buy and sell investments in your account without asking you in advance). We do not limit advisors to proprietary products or a limited menu of products and types of investments. We do not have a minimum to open an account.
Financial Planning: Services will be provided to you based on your selection on the agreement and may include, but are not limited to, a review of investment accounts, including reviewing asset allocation and providing repositioning recommendations; strategic tax planning; a review of retirement accounts and plans that have recommendations; a review of insurance policies and recommendations for changes, if necessary; one or more retirement scenarios; estate planning review and recommendations; and education planning with funding recommendations. Services will be considered complete upon delivery of the plan.
For more information about our services, we recommended reading our ADV Part 2A Items 4, 5, and 10.
“Given my financial situation, should I choose an investment advisory service? Why or why not?”
“How will you choose investments to recommend to me?”
“What is your relevant experience, including your licenses, education and other qualifications? What do these qualifications mean?”
Item 3. Fees, Costs, Conflicts and Standard of Conduct
What fees will I pay?
We are paid for our services as follows:
Asset Management: The amount paid to our firm and your financial professional generally does not vary based on the type of investments selected on your behalf. The assetâ€based fee reduces the value of your account and will be generally deducted from your account. Some investments (such as mutual funds and variable annuities) impose additional fees that will reduce the value of your investment over time. Also, with certain investments such as variable annuities, you may have to pay fees such as “surrender charges” to sell the investment. Fees are billed quarterly in advance. Our fees vary and are negotiable. Generally, the more assets you have in the advisory account, the more you will pay in total fees. We therefore have an incentive to increase the assets in your account in order to increase our fees. You will also pay a transaction fee when we buy and sell an investment for you. You will also pay fees to a brokerâ€dealer or bank that will
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hold your assets (called “custody”). You pay our fee advisory even if there were not transactions within the account.
Financial Planning: We charge a fixed fee payable 40% at the commencement of the planning process, with the balance due upon delivery of the plan.
You will pay fees and costs whether you make or lose money on your investments. Fees and costs will reduce any amount of money you make on your investments over time. Please make sure you understand what fees and costs you are paying. For more information regarding our fees and costs, review ADV Part 2A Item 5.
Help me understand how these fees and costs might affect my investments. If I give you $10,000 to invest, how much will go to fees and costs, and how much will be invested for me?
What are your legal obligations to me when acting as my investment adviser? How else does your firm make money and what conflicts of interest do you have?
When we act as your investment adviser, we have to act in your best interest and not put our interest ahead of yours. At the same time, the way we make money creates some conflicts with your interests. You should understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the investment advice we provide you. Here are some examples to help you understand what this means.
Commissions: Our firm and our associated persons may receive commissions from the sale of insurances products and services. This conflict is mitigated by our fiduciary duty and adherence to our code of ethics. When referring clients to purchase insurance, the client’s best interest will be the main determining factor.
How might your conflicts of interest affect me, and how will you address them?
For more information about our conflicts of interest, we recommend reading our ADV Part 2A.
How do your financial professionals make money?
Investment Advisor Representatives (“IARs”) affiliated with SHF will be compensated on Gross Advisory Fees received by SHF for assets under management and financial planning services. This compensation creates a conflict of interest. The conflict is mitigated or avoided by the fact that SHF has a fiduciary responsibility to place the best interest of the client first and you are not required to purchase any products.
Item 4. Disciplinary History
Do you or your financial professionals have legal or disciplinary history?
No, please visit Investor.gov/CRS for a free and simple search tool to research SHF and our financial professionals.
As a financial professional, do you have any disciplinary history? For what type of conduct?
Item 5. Additional Information
To find additional information about SHF and to request a copy of the relationship summary, please go to safeharbourfiduciary.com or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to request up-to-date information as well as to request a copy of the relationship summary, please contact via phone at (877)318-6639.
Who is my primary contact person? Is he or she a representative of an investment advisor or a broker-dealer? Who can I talk to if I have concerns about how this person is treating me?