Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What does the word FORZA mean?

A. FORZA is an Italian word with English translations of: strength, force, spirit and might.

Q. What is a registered investment adviser (RIA)?

A.  A registered investment adviser (RIA) is an adviser or firm engaged in the investment advisory business and registered either with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities authorities. A Registered Investment Adviser is defined by The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as a "person or firm that, for compensation, is engaged in the act of providing advice, making recommendations, issuing reports or furnishing analyses on securities, either directly or through publications." An investment adviser has a fiduciary duty to his or her clients, which means that he or she has a fundamental obligation to always act in the clients' best interests when providing investment advice.

Q. Who is the custodian of the assets?

A. For advisory clients, FORZA selected the TD Ameritrade Institutional platform to custody the assets.   For more information on their commitment to protect client assets, please click: TD Asset Protection

Q. What is the fee structure?

A.  The advisory fee includes financial planning with portfolio management services.  It is based on a percentage of your assets we manage and is less than 1%.  We may also combine account values for you, your family members and other types of related accounts which may result in a reduced advisory fee.    

Q. Are there account minimums?

A. In general, we do not require a minimum dollar amount to open and maintain an advisory account.  However, to maintain a high level of service and portfolio customization, the minimum annual advisory fee is $5,000 which includes financial planning services at no additional cost.  In some circumstances, we may waive the minimum fee.  We may also combine account values for you, your family members and other types of related accounts to meet the stated minimum.

Q. How do I get started with FORZA?

A. Just click the "GET STARTED" button and fill out the contact form.  We will be in touch to schedule your complimentary consultation.