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Home Address: *
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Firm Name: *
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Lines of Business
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Adviser Declarations
Holders of the RF™ certification agree to the following by checking each box and signing this application: *
I will disclose all compensation expected or received, directly or indirectly, to my client(s) on a regular basis but no less frequently than annually.
I understand that by receiving compensation for my advice that I am acting as a fiduciary with the duty to act in the best interest of my client(s).
I agree to provide DALBAR with the disclosures required for prudent selection and periodic review of my practice as required by ERISA and federal regulations.
General Disclosures
I am
I have * years of experience providing investment advice as an investment professional.
I have been at my current firm for * years, which has been in business since (YYYY).
I work with a team of other advisers and a support staff of .
the last 12 months I have received professional compensation from:
  Individual Clients Institutional
(including employer sponsored plans)
  Number of clients      
  Assets $ $
I have liability insurance in the amount of $ that is currently in force with (name of insurance company): .
I have a surety bond in the amount of $ that is currently in force (If applicable).
Geographic Coverage
Please list the states and cities in which your business is concentrated. (Max. 1000 Characters).
Services Provided
Please indicate the services that you provide to clients:
Investment Management Services

ERISA Related Activities

Please list the business affiliations you have:
Type of Firm Name of Firm % You Own Nature of Affiliation Size of Firm
Number of IARs:
Broker/Dealer %
Number of RRs:
Disclosure of Regulatory History
I have had regulatory sanctions or other incidents in the past five years.
Date/Description: (Max. 2000 Characters).

Nothing to report.
Service Provider Disclosures
The product providers I have used most often are:
(Provider Names)
Compensation Disclosures
What is the fee structure and fee that you intend to charge for your services? (Max. 1000 Characters).
What contractual arrangements do you have that result in direct or indirect compensation to you or the firm you represent if clients take actions on the basis of your advice. (Max. 2000 Characters).
Please list your sources of compensation and % from each of up twelve sources, largest first.
1. Source     % 5. Source     % 9.   Source     %
2. Source     % 6. Source     % 10. Source     %
3. Source     % 7. Source     % 11. Source     %
4. Source     % 8. Source     % 12. Source     %
Are there other factors or suggestions from others that could improperly influence the advice you give to clients? Please explain. (Max. 1000 Characters).
Investment Theory Disclosure
Please describe the investment theory you use to advise clients. (Max. 3000 Characters).
Adviser Profile & Signature
Existing Designation(s):
Qualified Training:
License #:
CRD #:
ADV #:
Date of Birth: *
SSN or Tax ID or N/A: *  Your SSN will be encrypted
Payment Method: *
Self Study Training: (Add $0.00 USD)
In initiating this process, I acknowledge that I am requesting a Consumer Report to be run on me and that said report may include information about my criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records, verification of education or employment history or other such information
Adviser Signature: *