Our Commissions & Fees
How We Are Compensated
At Global Advisers, we believe it is important for you to understand the costs associated with obtaining investments and services from us. As our client, you benefit from the wide array of services and resources of a global industry leader. Through your Investment Manager, you have access to our firm’s powerful capabilities: world-class equity research, asset management expertise, financial planning and credit management tools, and our in-house professionals, including retirement planning, estate and trust service specialists.
How Global Advisers Is Compensated by You
Depending on the types of relationships you establish and the ways you choose to do business with us, Global Advisers may be compensated for the services we provide through asset based fees, and other fees and charges. We are not compensated for commissions or markups.
In Global Advisers investment advisory programs, you generally pay an annual fee, charged quarterly at the end of the quarter, based on the total value of the assets in your account at the end of the quarter. Unless otherwise noted, the asset based fee generally covers investment consulting provided by Global Advisers. Certain brokerage services provided by Interactive Brokers, as well as the external or internal investment management fees, may also apply. However, the asset based fee does not cover expenses paid within any mutual funds you may own.
You may select from our comprehensive suite of managed account programs, which are designed for various levels of investment experience and sophistication, with asset minimums starting at $10,000. Depending upon your account structure, your investment manager may invest in stocks, bonds, money market funds, mutual funds, options, exchange traded funds and cash. You can establish investment advisory relationships for your retirement or trust accounts in addition to your personal investment accounts. If you select Global Advisers nondiscretionary advisory account (Prime or Self-Directed, your Investment Manager will provide limited investment advice, but you will retain decision making authority over the account.
How Global Advisers Compensates Your Investment Manager
Your Investment Manager’s compensation is based primarily on the fees that you pay us. Different account types have different compensation structures and, accordingly, our Investment Managers get paid more or less depending on the service you choose. In general, the percentage of Global Advisers’ fees we pay to our Investment Managers depends upon the type of account or pricing structure you have established with us. The more Assets Under Management (AUM) an Investment Manager generates, the higher his or her payout rate.
Investment Managers may also receive ongoing compensation (residuals) on some investment products such as mutual funds or annuities.
The Incentive Compensation Grid rate varies and is subject to change. Generally, the Incentive Compensation Grid ranges from 55% to 90%. Essentially, this means that your Investment Manager will receive between 55% and 90% of the total fee that is paid by you to Global Advisers.
In addition to the Incentive Compensation outlined above, your Investment Manager may be eligible for bonuses, based on the total Gross Revenue he or she generates during the year, his or her Length of Service at Global Advisers, and/or his or her client asset level changes. Your Investment Manager may be eligible to receive financial incentives in connection with the transition of his or her employment to Global Advisers. Such incentives may include sign-on bonuses and/or AUM-bonus arrangements or supplemental bonuses, and may be contingent upon your Investment Manager satisfying certain performance-based criteria which may depend on total client assets serviced by the Investment Manager at Global Advisers and/or the revenue they generate. Neither Global Advisers or your Investment Manager receives any additional portfolio performance compensation.
Global Advisers and its affiliates may earn compensation in other, more indirect ways with regard to certain of the products you purchase or services you receive. For example, Global Advisers may earn compensation in connection with the provision of investment banking, prime brokerage, institutional brokerage or placement agent services.