Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)?
AE Wealth Management (AEWM) is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. AEWM takes care of running the investment platform for our firm so we can spend more time working with you. With over $6 billion in assets under management, AEWM is not open to the public. Rather than working with individual investors, AEWM exclusively serves independent financial advisors like us. They have the resources and institutional size which allows us to offer services to clients a small firm like ours would otherwise not have access to.
Who is my Investment Advisor Representative (IAR)?
Your IAR, or as we call them Wealth Manager, is your dedicated account representative with FEFA Asset Management. As your Wealth Manager, they serve as your point person for anything related to your account, consulting on all client services, including your Annual Reviews. As a flat organization, anyone on our team can help any client but your IAR is the main person and point of contact with FEFA Asset Management.
Who is my Model Manager?
Many financial advisors outsource portfolio management to other firms. FAM creates all portfolios and client models in house, and therefore FEFA Asset Management is your model manager.
Who is my Product Sponsor?
Depending on the positioning of your assets, your portfolio may consist of ETF's or other securities managed or constructed by third parties. We use these securities to provide our clients access to low-cost and liquid diversification options within various asset classes.