On December 13, 2010, Halbert Hargrove achieved Investment Advisor Certification from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). CEFEX is an independent organization that works with investment advisory firms around the globe to assess their investment processes and systems—and their adherence to the highest standards of fiduciary best practices. Certification is a relatively rare distinction; we are the 50th investment advisory firm in the world to have earned it.
CEFEX's mission is to improve risk management for both institutional and retail investors. Working closely with investment fiduciaries and industry experts to provide comprehensive assessment programs, CEFEX helps determine the trustworthiness of investment fiduciaries.
We've achieved it for you, our clients
"Trust, but verify" is an axiom we live by at Halbert Hargrove. We apply a rigorous due diligence process in evaluating investments, and we meticulously review our processes and strategies. But who is scrutinizing us? How can our clients know that our fiduciary discipline is as trustworthy and rigorous as we know it to be?
CEFEX functions effectively as an objective third party, providing an independent recognition of our firm's conformity to a defined Standard of Practice. Halbert Hargrove's certification demonstrates our adherence to our industry's best practices—and our continuing efforts to earn our clients' trust.
This process is ongoing. Every year, we'll undergo a new CEFEX audit to demonstrate that we persist in placing your interests first, and that we are managing investments according to best practices, as defined by our industry.
For more information:
A pdf of Halbert Hargrove's CEFEX Public Certification Report and Assessment Findings is available here.
To read more about CEFEX's mission and processes: click here.
CEFEX's website: www.cefex.org