Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)?
Under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, any firm that is engaged in the business of providing financial advice for a fee is considered to be an “investment advisor.” These firms are required to be registered with the appropriate federal or state agency. Lefavi Wealth Management is registered as an RIA with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of their fee-based arrangement, we believe that RIAs are more likely to put their fiduciary responsibilities above their own interests.
What is your fee structure?
At Lefavi Wealth Management, our asset management compensation policy is 100% transparent. You will always know exactly what we make and what value we provide. We charge a competitive Asset Under Management (AUM) annual fee, calculated on the value of the assets we manage. In certain circumstances, a financial planning fee may be charged and will always be disclosed to you. Outside products, by their nature, may carry commissions.
How do I know my money is safe?
In order to ensure the safety of client money, our firm works directly with an independent third-party custodian, Sterne Agee & Leach (SAL). All of our client assets are held in protected Sterne Agee & Leach accounts. We provide 24/7 access to your SAL accounts through our online client portal. Your funds will never be integrated with any other investments. Lefavi Wealth Management has been managing money since 1975 and has a proven track record of stability, safety, and integrity.
I consider myself to be financially savvy. Do I need a financial advisor?
The majority of our clients are financially successful people with an advanced knowledge of the investment landscape. They recognize, however, that their business, community, and family responsibilities may impede their ability to make timely investment decisions. We provide a dedicated and unbiased commitment to consulting, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting your portfolio as the market changes over time.
Can I use just one of your services?
We offer comprehensive wealth management with the goal of simplifying your complex financial life. Typically, combining our financial planning and portfolio management services is the best way to achieve this goal. While the majority of our clients seek our comprehensive services, we can provide individual products when appropriate.