Getting Started with Ark
We make getting started with Ark Financial Management as easy as possible. In fact, in many cases, most of the paperwork can be handled by us while speaking on the telephone. We can even show you how to review and sign your documents online.
Four Steps to Become an Ark Financial client:
1. Asset Management Agreement and Client Profile & Questionnaire
This is our contract with you and a chance for you to provide Ark Financial with information about your liquidity needs, tax requirements and other financial goals.
2. Charles Schwab Account Application
We assist you in setting up your accounts (including IRAs and IRA rollovers at Charles Schwab, which serves as our custodian and trading platform. If you already have a Schwab account, we will assist you with a simple form that allows Ark Financial to make trades in your account on your behalf and in your best interest.
3. Fund Your Schwab Account
You have several options for funding your account, including check, wire transfer, or transferring assets from your current account to your new Charles Schwab account. Again, we will walk you through your choices and help you every step of the way.
4. Your Ark “Kickoff” Call and Beyond
Once your Schwab accounts are set up and funded, we typically like to schedule an in-depth Kickoff Call to review your Client Profile & Questionnaire to make sure we understand your unique circumstances and goals, and to answer any of your questions before we begin to invest. You can see online all trades made in your accounts and will receive monthly transaction statements from Schwab. In addition, we send you our monthly Aftershock newsletter, email alerts, and audio forums, as well as weekly Ark Updates and quarterly Ark reports. And of course, you may contact us anytime you have questions or want to discuss the economy, markets, real estate, business, family finances, or your investments – even your investments not currently manged by Ark.