IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc. (“DRS“) is an SEC registered investment advisor located in New Orleans, Louisiana. DRS and its representatives are in compliance with the current filing requirements imposed upon SEC registered investment advisors by those states in which DRS maintains clients. DRS may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. DRS‘ web site is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of DRS‘ web site on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as DRS‘ solicitation to affect, or attempt to affect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by DRS with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of DRS, please contact the SEC or the state securities regulators for those states in which DRS maintains a notice filing. A copy of DRS‘ current written disclosure statement discussing DRS‘ business operations, services, and fees is available from DRS upon written request. DRS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to DRS‘ web site or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by DRS), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
Certain portions of DRS‘ web site (i.e. conference call replays, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, DRS‘ (and those of other investment and non-investment professionals) positions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current position(s) and/or recommendation(s). Moreover, no client or prospective client should assume that any such discussion serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from DRS, or from any other investment professional. DRS is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the web site content should be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice.
Rankings and/or recognition by unaffliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if DRS is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of DRS by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisors.
To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any economic calculator or similar interactive device contained within or linked to DRSs web site, the client and/or prospective client acknowledges and understands that the information resulting from the use of any such calculator/device, is not, and should not be construed, in any manner whatsoever, as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from DRS, or from any other investment professional.
Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to DRS‘ web site, to release and hold harmless DRS, its officers, directors, owners, employees and agents from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of his/her/its actions and/or omissions which are independent of his/her/its receipt of personalized individual advice from DRS.
Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc. (referred to as “DRS”) maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect its clients’ nonpublic personal information (“information”). Through this policy and its underlying procedures, DRS attempts to secure the confidentiality of customer records and information and protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of customer records and information.
It is the policy of DRS to restrict access to all current and former clients’ information (i.e., information and records pertaining to personal background, investment objectives, financial situation, tax information/returns, investment holdings, account numbers, account balances, etc.) to those employees and affiliated/nonaffiliated entities who need to know that information in order to provide products or services in furtherance of the client’s engagement of DRS. In that regard, DRS may disclose the client’s information: (1) to individuals and/or entities not affiliated with DRS, including, but not limited to the client’s other professional advisors and/or certain service providers that may be recommended or engaged by DRS in furtherance of the client’s engagement of DRS (i.e., attorney, accountant, insurance agent, broker-dealer, investment adviser, account custodian, record keeper, proxy management service provider, etc.); (2) required to do so by judicial or regulatory process; or (3) otherwise permitted to do so in accordance with the parameters of applicable federal and/or state privacy regulations. The disclosure of information contained in any document completed by the client for processing and/or transmittal by DRS to facilitate the commencement/continuation/termination of a business relationship between the client and/or between DRS and a nonaffiliated third party service provider (i.e., broker-dealer, investment adviser, account custodian, record keeper, insurance company, etc.), including, but not limited to, information contained in any document completed and/or executed by the client in furtherance of the client’s engagement of DRS (i.e., advisory agreement, client information form, etc.), shall be deemed as having been automatically authorized by the client with respect to the corresponding nonaffiliated third party service provider.
Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Linda L. Deane CCO, Chief Compliance Officer.