1. SEC-Registered Investment Adviser
Investment advisory services are offered through The Advisory Group of San Francisco, LLC (“AGSF”), a SEC Registered Investment Adviser. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission nor does it indicate that the adviser or investment adviser representative has attained a particular level of skill or ability. Additional information about The Advisory Group of San Francisco, is also available on the SEC’s website.
2. Third party links, information, and content
The Advisory Group of San Francisco, LLC (“AGSF”) does not provide and does not intend to provide investment or legal advice through this website. Information contained on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. Third party links and resources are provided for your convenience and have not been independently verified by AGSF. AGSF is not responsible for the accuracy or viability of the information or services offered through third-parties. Inclusion of links to third-party content is not an endorsement by AGSF of such content or services. Use your discretion.
3. The Advisory Group of San Francisco, LLC (“AGSF”) is an SEC registered investment adviser principally located in San Francisco, California
AGSF and its representatives are in compliance with the current filing requirements imposed upon SEC registered investment advisers by those states in which AGSF maintains clients. AGSF may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. AGSF`s web site is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its investment advisory services. Accordingly, the publication of AGSF`s web site on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as AGSF`s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect, transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by AGSF with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that either is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of AGSF, please contact either the SEC or the state securities law administrators for those states in which AGSF maintains a notice filing. In addition to being registered as a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, AGSF maintains a notice filing with the State of California Department of Corporations and AGSF is primarily limited to providing investment advisory services to residents of California, unless additional filings are completed for specific states. The presence of the web site on the internet shall in no direct or indirect way raise a presumption that AGSF is offering to sell advisory services to residents of any state outside of the state of California. A copy of AGSF`s current written disclosure statement discussing AGSF`s business operations, services, and fees is available from AGSF upon written request. AGSF does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to AGSF`s web site or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility for such information. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
4. Awards & Rankings
The Advisory Group periodically submits factual data to organizations that conduct advisor rankings. If a ranking date is not that of the current year, that is generally due to our system of rotation data submissions, we do not submit data to all organizations yearly. The Advisory Group does not submit data to organizations that require payment to be included in rankings, or require the advisor to a member or client of the ranking organization. In some but not all cases, The Advisory may pay for rights to utilize the logo of a ranking. Where the ranking is regional rather than national in scope, the region will be referenced. Many rankings are primarily based on the size of assets under management, and do not represent a comprehensive or qualitative assessment of the advisor’s work.
Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results. These rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. The best resource to evaluate an advisor may be to ask for references. Not all advisors utilize the same level of ethics when submitting data or publicizing rankings and awards. To help you evaluate the relevance of advisor industry rankings and awards, please also review this SEC Investor Bulletin: https://www.sec.gov/oiea/investor-alerts-and-bulletins/ib_professionalhonors
Financial Advisor’s (FA) RIA survey is a ranking based on assets under management at year end of independent RIA firms that file their own ADV with the SEC. FA’s RIA ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported to them by firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA’s survey by their deadline. Financial Advisor does its best to verify AUM by reviewing ADV forms. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their own ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Firms must have at least $500 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2020 to be included in the print edition of Financial Advisor Magazine’s 2021 RIA survey. Firms are invited to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor experience and returns are not considered.
The San Francisco Business Times Top Wealth Management Firms in the Bay Area is produced annually by the San Francisco Business Times (April, 2021). The listing reflects wealth managers with Bay Area offices assets under management for individual clients with separate or individually managed accounts, referring to individual clients only – not institutional. The largest 25 wealth managers who applied made the list. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor experience and returns are not considered.