What guarantees exist to protect my funds?

When it comes to investing, there is always some risk associated.

Your investments within Swell portfolios are not impacted if something happens to Swell. Your cash and securities are held at our partner brokerage firm, Folio Institutional, based in Virginia. Swell and Folio Institutional are a registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As an investment advisor, Swell has a fiduciary duty to our clients. This means that we have a fundamental obligation to act in the best interests of our clients and to provide investment advice in our clients’ best interests.

Your account, via Folio Institutional, is insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). SIPC insurance protects against losses stemming from the financial failure of SIPC member brokerage firms. SIPC insurance protects the securities and cash in a brokerage account up to $500,000 (which includes a limit of $250,000 protection for cash in an account).

Additionally, we have an experienced portfolio management team, view our About Us page here.  

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