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Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Summit Financial, LLC., a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Headquartered at 4 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ, 07054. Tel. 973-285-3600. Fax. 973-285-3666.

Summit Financial Holdings, LLC operates a website for its affiliated firms at summitfinancial.com (the “Site”). By using this website, you accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any historical returns, expected returns, or probability projections may not reflect actual future performance. All securities involve risk and may result in partial or total loss. Neither Summit Financial, LLC nor any of its affiliated firms provide legal or tax advice and do not represent in any manner that the outcomes described herein will result in any particular tax consequence. Prospective investors should confer with their personal tax advisors regarding the tax consequences based on their particular circumstances. Neither Summit Financial, LLC nor any of its affiliates assume responsibility for the tax consequences for any investor of any investment. 

Investment advisory and financial planning services are provided by Summit Financial, LLC a SEC-registered investment advisor firm.  Summit Financial Holdings LLC is not a registered investment advisor.

References on the Site to “Summit” or “SFH” refer to Summit Financial Holdings, LLC and its affiliates including Summit Financial, LLC references the SEC-registered investment advisor unless otherwise noted.  Any reference to Summit Financial, LLC and Summit Financial refers to the SEC-registered investment advisor.

Reference to capital markets access and investment banking may reference access to relationships as opposed to a specific investment offering or engagement by Summit.  References to research & analytics may reference due diligence as to managers, portfolios and market commentary rather than published equity research.  References to technology tools or “tech stack” may be indicative of non-affiliated non-proprietary software programs.

Any information that may be considered advice concerning a federal tax issue is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, for the purposes of (i) avoiding penalties imposed under the United States Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter discussed herein.  Any references made to awards/professional associations are not an endorsement by any third party to invest with Summit Financial and are not indicative of future performance. Clients should not rely on these for any purpose and should conduct their own review prior to investing.


1 More About Summit Financial Holdings and its Affiliates
Summit Financial Holdings LLC’s affiliated firms include Summit Financial LLC, Summit Risk Management LLC, Summit Advisory Services LLC, Summit Services IT LLC and Summit Growth Partners LLC. Information Technology provided by Summit Services IT, LLC. Payroll and Human Resources services are provided through Summit Advisory Services LLC. Summit Growth Partners is a Partnership business. As an independent wealth management firm with legacy business of close to 40 years, Summit Financial, LLC and its affiliates are proud to continue their vision of guiding clients toward financial success by aligning extensive experience with a forward-thinking philosophy, adapting to industry changes for the sake of best serving our clients now and well into the future. With customized, holistic and hands-on advice, we turn life’s aspirations into success stories. Our financial advice focuses on individual needs and values, not industry norms. Insurance products and services are offered through Summit Risk Management, LLC.

2 Advocus Private Wealth and Vardhan Wealth Management named herein are doing business as featured on behalf of Summit Financial. Investment advisory and financial planning services are offered through Summit Financial, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Adviser.

3 The Summit team includes admitted attorneys and/or CPAs who act exclusively in a non-representative capacity with respect to Summit’s clients. Neither they nor Summit provide tax or legal advice to clients. Clients should make all decisions regarding the tax and legal implications of their investments and plans after consultation with their independent tax or legal advisors. Any tax statements contained herein were not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal, state, or local taxes.

4 While the data we use from third parties is believed to be reliable, we cannot ensure the accuracy or completeness of data provided by investors or other third parties. The attached materials, URLs, or referenced external websites are created and maintained by a third-party, which is not affiliated with Summit Financial LLC or its affiliates. The information and opinions found within have not been verified by Summit, nor do we make any representations as to its accuracy and completeness. Summit Financial, LLC, and affiliates are not endorsing these third-party services, or their privacy and security policies, which may differ from ours. We recommend that you review this third-party’s policies and terms.

5 By clicking on the link, you will enter a privately-owned web site created, operated and maintained by a third-party, which is not affiliated with Summit Financial, LLC and affiliates. We have not verified the information and opinions found on this web site, nor do we make any representations as to its accuracy and completeness. By linking to this web site, Summit Financial, LLC and affiliates are not endorsing this third-party's products and services, or its privacy and security policies, which may differ from ours. We recommend that you review the third-party's policies, terms, and conditions to fully understand what information may be collected and maintained as a result of your visit to this web site.

To learn more about Summit Financial Holdings and its affiliates, please visit our website at www.SummitFinancial.com. Summit Financial, LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Summit Financial Holdings, established November 2018, is the successor firm to Summit Equities, Inc. (registered with the SEC in 1991) and Summit Financial Resources, Inc. (registered with the SEC in 1983) for all their investment advisory and financial planning business. Investment advisory, financial planning services and products are provided through Summit Financial LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor. Insurance products and services are provided through Summit Risk Management LLC. Summit Growth Partners LLC and Summit Service IT LLC do not provide any financial products or services. SummitVantage™ is used to identify the services offered by Summit Financial Holdings, LLC’s affiliated firms.

Social Media Usage Terms & Conditions
Social Media Privacy Disclosure & Governance for Customers
Summit is not affiliated with Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or LinkedIn and has no control over how it uses the information you share. Summit does not endorse and is not responsible for advertisements, recommendations, opinions, products or other material found on social media sites. If you participate on these social media sites, be familiar with their privacy and security policies, know how settings work, and be aware of how user information can be displayed and used. Never communicate any personal or account information using social media sites. For information about how Summit and its affiliates may use information you provide, please see our Privacy Policy on Summitfinancial.com. Summit and its Wealth Managers do not solicit testimonials or endorsements on their social media feeds. Communications social media sites do not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any investment product or participate in any trading strategy. Sale of investment products in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to such registration or qualification under the securities or insurance laws of any such state is not permitted. Investing involves risks, and the value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

 

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Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Site. By accessing and continuing to use the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you should not access or use the Site. Summit Financial, LLC and its affiliates (“Summit”) reserves the right, at Summit’s discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Modifications will be effective immediately upon posting unless Summit indicates otherwise. Therefore, Summit suggests that you review these terms periodically for changes. By using the Site after Summit has posted changes to these Terms and Conditions, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms as amended.

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The Site and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer of any fund affiliated with Summit.

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be liable in any respect whatsoever for any damages arising from your access to such websites. Any links from or to other websites are provided merely for the convenience of the users of the Site and the inclusion of these links does not imply an endorsement, representation or warranty by Summit with respect to any such linked websites or the content, products or services contained or accessible through, or the operators of, such websites.

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Privacy and Security Policy Federal law requires financial institutions to inform clients of their policies relating to the protection of personal financial information. The following statement explains how Summit handles the information that we receive about our clients. Summit is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of non-public personal customer information. Personal information is any data that identifies clients or their accounts.

Information Collection Summit may collect personal information through submission of account documentation and contact information on forms completed by the client, or client’s authorized representative. Such information could include the client’s name, e-mail and postal address, phone number, Social Security number, date of birth, government identification information, assets, income, financial needs and goals, account balances and transactions, including those with unaffiliated third parties. We use this information only to process your requests and transactions and to provide you with financial advice. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those Summit employees who need to know that information to provide services to you.

Information Use It is Summit’s policy not to disclose non-public information about our clients to any other parties except where required by law or authorized by the client’s, or authorized client’s representative, or according to our Privacy Policy. From time to time, Summit may disclose personal information collected from clients to third-party service providers that facilitate the operation of some areas of our investment advisory business, and Summit may also use such information in the account intake process, including conducting anti-money laundering screening. We require any third-party service providers to protect the confidentiality of your information and to use the information only for the purposes for which we disclose the information to them.

Safeguards Summit uses the following measures to protect the privacy of clients. All personal information in our computers is protected from unauthorized access by a secure firewall and database architecture. In instances where personal information is exchanged via the internet, electronic and procedural methods to safeguard this exchange are used.

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure so called “consumer report information” (such as personal information about a client, e.g., Social Security number) is protected, maintained and disposed of in ways that ensure such information is safeguarded from unauthorized uses or disclosures. Summit will take reasonable measures to dispose of personal information so that it cannot be read or reconstructed for unauthorized use. Summit will determine the appropriate method of disposal on an as needed basis.

Service Providers Summit may have relationships with non-affiliated third parties that require us to share customer information in order for the third party to carry out its services for us.

Processing and Servicing Transactions Summit may share information when it is necessary to effect, administer, or enforce a transaction for our clients or if a client initiates a request for us to share information with an outside party. All requests by clients must be received in writing from the client.

Sharing as Permitted or Required by Law Summit may disclose information to non- affiliated third parties as allowed by law. For example, this may include a disclosure in connection with a subpoena or similar legal process, a fraud investigation, recording of deeds of trust and mortgages in public records, an audit or examination, or the sale of an account to another financial institution.

Summit Financial, LLC  Website Legal  Terms and Conditions: Last updated July 2021.