Fair and Full Disclosure: the Basis for Smart Financial Decisions — and a Strong Advisor-Client Relationship

Disclosure: to make known, reveal or uncover.

In the world of financial services, disclosure is one of the cornerstones of the client-advisor relationship. It means full transparency, whereby all material, relevant facts and information are made clear by the advisor and his or her firm — verbally or in writing — to the client or prospective client. This information needs to be communicated in a manner that the client can fully understand.

This is vital information for anyone who’s working with, or considering working with, a financial professional. For it is through disclosure that a person may learn:

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