Brokerage and investment advisory services and fees differ and it is important for you to understand the differences. Free and simple tools are available to research firms and financial professionals at Investor.gov/CRS, which also provides educational materials about broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investing. Click here to read Hunter Associates’ full Customer Relationship Summary. This document gives you a summary of the types of services we provide and how you pay.We have delivered Hunter Associates’ CRS to you by email or through U.S. mail. If you have not received it or if you wish to receive an additional copy, please call 800-354-3105.
We have recently updated Form ADV, Parts I and II. This document describes the services and business practices and relationships of Hunter Associates. You can read ADV Part 2A HERE. If you would like to receive a free copy of either ADV Part I, please call 800-354-3105. Hunter Associates maintains a Code of Ethics governing its relationship with investors. A free copy of our Code of Ethics will be provided to you by calling 800-354-3105
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By providing your email you are agreeing to communicate electronically with your advisor and the firm. You may receive certain information about the firm and/or our services in electronic form. If at any time you would like to receive paper copies of these documents, we would be pleased to provide copies free of charge. All notices and other communications shall be deemed duly provided if sent electronically to the email you have provided. If your email changes, please let us know. Please do not transmit confidential personal information via email. If you wish to send sensitive information digitally, a secure portal is available for your use. For further instructions please contact your Advisor.
Should you have significant life changes, such as marriage, birth of a child, change of contact information, death of a spouse, divorce, or a significant change in your financial position, please contact your Adviser at Hunter Associates to determine if such changes will alter your investment objectives, risk tolerance, or investment horizon.
Please make all checks for payment or investment into your Hunter Associates’ account payable to Pershing LLC. Checks may still be mailed to Hunter Associates but Pershing LLC should be the payee.
At Hunter Associates, we are cognizant of the confidentiality and security of your personal nonpublic information. We may provide certain client information on an as-needed basis to participating third-party service providers. Nonpublic client information about our clients and former clients is controlled and access is restricted to firm associates on a need to know basis. If specific written authorization is received from a client or former client for disclosure of nonpublic client information, we will confirm the request and release the client authorized information. Hunter Associates is a dually registered broker-dealer and investment advisor. Our policy applies to both relationships with our clients. We do not disclose any personal nonpublic client information about current or former clients except as noted in this message and permitted by law. We utilize reasonable security technologies to protect sensitive information. However, the security of this information depends in part on the security of the computer you use to communicate with us. We are not responsible for the security of your internet access services provider; you should review the security and privacy policies of your internet access services provider carefully. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of information communicated to or from such computer. Finally, you should keep any correspondence you receive (emails or any other information) confidential and in a safe place.
Hunter Associates provides quarterly portfolio summaries to clients in addition to statements received independently from qualified custodians. We recommend that clients compare the information provided by us to the information provided by the independent qualified custodians. If any difference is detected, please contact us at 412-471-4191 or 800-354-3105.
Hunter Associates has a culture which fully recognizes the duty we owe to our clients and promotes the ethos of ensuring that client’s interests are ahead of the firms. Where conflicts, or potential conflicts, are identified we are committed to ensuring that they are effectively and fairly managed so as to prevent these conflicts from constituting or giving rise to a material risk of damage to the interests of our clients. Read more here.
Hunter Associates offers a money market cash sweep program “cash sweep program” through the introducing broker dealer custodian. The cash sweep program invests any uninvested cash balances for which no interest is otherwise earned or paid in your account. The cash sweep program automatically sweeps (deposits) any available cash in the account into interest-bearing money market funds. The invested fund balances remain until these balances are invested by you, otherwise needed to satisfy obligations arising in connection with your account, or requested by you for payment. You must monitor and determine the best cash sweep option for you under this program. You may also elect not to participate in the cash sweep program and instead periodically invest cash balances directly. You will be notified if we modify the cash sweep program in a way that results in changing the sweep vehicle for your account. Unless you tell us otherwise within the time period specified in the notice, your cash balances will be moved to the new sweep vehicle that we designate under the program.
Client consent may have been given to Hunter Associates to transact securities on an agency cross basis or principal basis. Notice of these types of transactions will be disclosed on a trade confirmation sent to you after the trade date. Client consent to these provisions may be revoked at any time by written notice to your Adviser. Please refer to your Investment Advisory Agreement to review additional information and the consent documentation on this topic.
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