Date Last Revised: July 15, 2017
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If in the future, you open a client investment account or retirement investment account with Pefin Advisors, LLC, we will be providing you AI based portfolio management services in addition to AI based Financial Advice. Any investment recommendations, are subject to the rules and regulations of the SEC, State Securities Regulators (if applicable), and the Department of Labor (Fiduciary rule for retirement accounts only). You will sign a separate investment agreement when you open these accounts. The investment agreement will ensure that Pefin Advisors, LLC fulfills all its obligations under the law, and applicable regulations, and will be acting as a fiduciary in providing you this investment advice.
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