Frank Marzano: How I Built a $5.6 Billion Firm in 18 Years
- Firm Size Disclosure
- General Disclosure
- Conflict of Interest
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1. Firm Size Disclosure
Firm Size referenced in this article includes
- Regulatory assets under management (RAUM), associated with our management of clients’ securities portfolios on a discretionary and nondiscretionary basis.
- Non-regulatory Assets Under Advisement. Which are assets that we are compensated to advise on that are not regulatory assets. They are associated with our financial planning and consulting activities, which may include family office services, bookkeeping and bill pay services, budgeting and cash flow analysis and projections, and tax and estate planning review and advice.
2. General Disclosures
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Cryptocurrency trading can be extremely risky. Cryptocurrency trading may not generally be appropriate, particularly with funds drawn from retirement savings, student loans, mortgages, emergency funds, or funds set aside for other purposes. Cryptocurrency trading can lead to large and immediate financial losses. The volatility and unpredictability of the price of cryptocurrency relative to fiat currency may result in significant loss over a short period of time. Transactions in cryptocurrency may be irreversible, and, accordingly, losses due to fraudulent or accidental transactions may not be recoverable. The nature of cryptocurrency may lead to an increased risk of fraud or cyber attack. This is not a full listing of risks.
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Private equity investors must be accredited investors as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act of 1933 and satisfy other eligibility requirements.
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3. Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Conflict of Interest Disclosure – GMAG has a pre-existing business relationship with Anthony Scaramucci a principal associated with Skybridge which sponsors the CRPT ETF [First Trust Skybridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy ETF]. Anthony Scaramucci has an ownership interest in Skybridge and is a client of GMAG which provides advisory services on his personal assets. GMAG has an incentive to recommend an investment in the First Trust Skybridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy ETF to its clients which creates a conflict of interest. GMAG manages such conflict of interest by disclosing it to its clients and following its process for investing client assets, which considers various factors, including the client’s individual financial circumstances and the firm’s outlook on the particular investment.