Frequently Asked Questions
How do you handle new client inquires?
We typically begin any new relationship with an "Get Acquainted" session. During this time, we have two objectives - we want to learn more about you and would like you to learn more about us. Prior to our session, we ask that you fill out a short questionnaire, so that we make the most of our time together. There is no-cost and no obligation to this session. If you would like to proceed, click on the button below to begin the process now.
Can you tell me more about your services?
Our process begins with our Get Acquainted session as described above. After we mutually agree to begin our relationship together, we work to establish and prioritize your personal financial goals. This is done utilizing our First Year with Insignia Financial Company process. Once your initial goals are set, we review and monitor using our on-going planning system to update your plan and ensure we help keep you on track. We also suggest and coordinate other professionals such as estate planning and accounting as the needs arise.
What are my next steps if I'd like to find out more about getting started with Insignia Financial Company?
Like what you've seen so far? If you feel our services are a good fit for you, take the next step and schedule an introductory phone call. Simply click on the link below.
How are you compensated?
While it is very important that you understand the features and benefits of any investment you purchase, it is also important that you know the costs associated with that investment. Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and its representatives are compensated in a number of ways on the sale of the various investment products they provide to clients. These products include mutual funds, 529 college savings plans, fixed and variable annuities, variable life, alternative investments, and investment advisory programs. Information regarding the direct sales commission paid on each product sale is included in the product prospectus or, in the case of alternative investments, the offering information.
Depending on the product and services you chose to purchase, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and your representative will receive compensation based on payment you make and the products you purchase.
Are you a fiduciary?
As investment advisor representatives, we and our broker dealer have a fiduciary relationship with you and are obligated to the legal standards set forth under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and state laws, where applicable, that reflect this high standard. When acting as a registered investment adviser, we must disclose to you any potential conflicts between our interests and your interests, including if Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. or any of our affiliates, will receive additional compensation from you or a third party as a result of our relationship with you. We must place your interests before our own in the event of a potential conflict of interest, and cannot unfairly advantage one client to the detriment of another. We must always treat you fairly and make investment recommendations that we believe to be appropriate to your unique financial needs, risk tolerance, and goals.