Advisors may charge their clients for services rendered either through automatic billing, electronic invoice or direct billing. You determine the advisor fees at the time of the client’s registration, and may modify these at any time in Account Management. In addition to the advisor client fees specified, advisors can charge its normal commissions to the client.
Client Fee Templates
Client fee schedules can be applied to accounts individually or can be stored in templates. As an advisor, you can configure fees for one or more client accounts, or set up client fee schedules in templates, then assign the templates to client accounts. The use of templates allows you to easily maintain different fee schedules for multiple client accounts.
If you are a new advisor (i.e., you just opened your AMID account), then there will be a blank default client fee template, which you can then configure with your own fee schedule. If you are an existing advisor, your old global fee schedule is now the default client fee template. You can modify the default template.
Charge Commissions and Client Fees to the Advisor
As an Advisor, you can elect to charge client commissions to your own Advisor master account when configuring fees for a client account.
Charge Fees on Client Investments in Hedge Funds
As an Advisor, you can also charge fees on the current value of the amount that your clients have invested in hedge funds.
For each client who invests in a participating hedge fund, you can charge fees based on the Annualized Percentage of Net Liquidation Value of the current value of the client’s investment in the Fund and/or the percentage of profit and loss of the client’s investment in the Fund, as well as configure the fee posting frequency (monthly or quarterly). Your clients must approve the fee schedule by signing a form.
Fees entered for the first time in the middle of a period will be calculated and applied as of the date the fee agreement is approved and entered into the system. Fees changed during a period will take effect as of the beginning of the next monthly or quarterly period. If you change the frequency from monthly to quarterly, the change will take effect as of the next calendar quarter. If you change the frequency from quarterly to monthly, the change will take effect after the end of the current calendar quarter.
Client Fee Reimbursements
Advisors can Reimburse fees to client accounts.
Advisors can also modify or cancel pending fee reimbursements and view the details of fee reimbursements that have already been processed. To reimburse client fees, the Advisor client fees must be configured for electronic invoicing.
YOU MUST RESEARCH THE SPECIFIC REGULATIONS IN YOUR COUNTRY AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR.