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This information is being provided to you at your request, is confidential and cannot be reproduced or redistributed. This report is a diagnostic tool intended to review your current financial situation and suggest potential planning ideas and concepts that may be of benefit. The purpose of the report is to initiate a discussion and illustrate how accepted financial and estate planning principles may improve your current situation. Analysis in this report utilize portfolio holdings as of the date of the review included. This date reflects the most current portfolio made available to the source provider of this data.
This report is based upon information and assumptions provided by you (the client). This report provides broad and general guidelines on the advantages of certain financial planning concepts and does not constitute a recommendation of any particular technique or investments. The consolidated report is provided for informational purposes as a courtesy to you. We recommend that you review your plan annually, unless changes in your personal or financial circumstances require more frequent review. All reports should be reviewed in conjunction with your fact summary and this Disclaimer page.
The term "plan" or "planning," when used within this report, does not imply that a recommendation has been made to implement one or more financial plans or make a particular investment. Nor does the plan or report provide legal, accounting, financial, tax or other advice. Rather, the report and the illustrations therein provide a summary of certain potential financial strategies. The reports provide projections based on various assumptions, detailed in this report, and are therefore hypothetical in nature and not guarantees of investment returns. All investments involve risk and loss and there can be no guarantee that returns or risks are accurately predicted or that unforeseen events will not occur which will have substantial adverse impact on actual investments. It should be noted that there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical return results and the results subsequently achieved by any particular portfolio. Consequently, these hypothetical returns are set forth for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the future performance of any client account implementing one or more hypothetical strategies in the future. You should consult your tax and/or legal advisors before implementing any transactions and/or strategies concerning your finances.
Additionally, this report may not reflect all holdings or transactions, their costs, or proceeds received by you. Prices that may be indicated in this report are obtained from sources Cerity Partners consider reliable but are not guaranteed. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and it is important to realize that actual results may differ from the projections contained in this report. The presentation of investment returns set forth in this report do not reflect the deduction of Cerity Partners and external-advisors’ fees, commissions, and expenses as well as the fees and expenses of the underlying investments. The investment returns are not net of any state and federal taxes. In addition, projected valuations and/or rates of return may not take into account surrender charges on products you might own. Deduction of all such charges and fees as well as state and federal taxes will result in a lower rate of return.
It is important to compare the information on this report with the statements you receive from the custodian(s) for your account(s). Please note that there may be minor variations due to calculation methodologies. If you have any questions, please discuss this with your Cerity Partners representative. Also, your account(s) may not be covered by FDIC or SIPC. FDIC and SIPC coverages apply only to certain assets and may be subject to limitations. Questions about coverage that may apply should be directed to the asset provider or sponsor.
The information contained in this report is not written or intended as financial, tax or legal advice. The information provided herein may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any federal tax penalties. You are encouraged to seek financial, tax and legal advice from your professional advisors.
Tools such as the Monte Carlo simulation will yield different results depending on the variables inputted, and the assumptions underlying the calculation. For those reports that perform a Monte Carlo analysis, the term 'Monte Carlo' will be included in the report title. The assumptions with respect to the simulation include the assumed rates of return and standard deviations of the portfolio model associated with each asset. The assumed rates of return are based on the historical rates of returns and standard deviations, for certain periods of time, for the benchmark indexes comprising the asset classes in the model portfolio. Since the market data used to generate these rates of return change over time your results will vary with each use over time.
Monte Carlo Analysis is a mathematical process used to implement complex statistical methods that chart the probability of certain financial outcomes at certain times in the future. This charting is accomplished by generating hundreds of possible economic scenarios that could affect the performance of your investments.
The Monte Carlo simulation uses at most 1000 scenarios to determine the probability of outcomes resulting from the asset allocation choices and underlying assumptions regarding rates of return and volatility of certain asset classes. Some of these scenarios will assume very favorable financial market returns, consistent with some of the best periods in investing history for investors. Some scenarios will conform to the worst periods in investing history. Most scenarios will fall somewhere in between.
The outcomes presented using the Monte Carlo simulation represent only a few of the many possible outcomes. Since past performance and market conditions may not be repeated in the future, your investment goals may not be fulfilled by following advice that is based on the projections.