Antares Group and Antares Wealth Management are separate but affiliated entities. Antares Wealth Management (AWM) was created via a partnership between Homrich Berg – one of the oldest independent wealth management firms in Atlanta – and the Antares Group – a long standing CPA firm based in metro Atlanta. Antares Wealth was founded to serve the personal and corporate wealth management needs of current and former restaurant owner-operators. Antares Group, Inc., Antares Wealth Management, LLC, and HB Wealth Management, LLC are separate entities.
Antares Wealth ("AWM") Protects the Privacy of Its Clients.
Commitment to Your Private Information
Antares Wealth is committed to safeguarding the confidential information of its clients. Antares Wealth holds all personal information provided by clients in the strictest confidence and it is the objective of the firm to protect the privacy of all clients. Except as permitted or required by law, Antares Wealth does not share confidential information about clients with nonaffiliated parties. In the event that there were to be a change in this policy, the firm will provide clients with written notice and clients will be provided an opportunity to direct Antares Wealth as to whether such disclosure is permissible.
Why We Collect, What We Collect, and How We Use Information
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do with your personal information.
The types of personal information we collect, and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include social security number, income, account balances, assets, investment experience, and transaction history.
All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information, the reasons Antares Wealth chooses to share, and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we share your personal information:
- For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your accounts(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations. We do share this information and sharing cannot be limited by the consumer.
- Information developed as part of financial plans, analyses or investment advisory services.
- For non-affiliates to conduct marketing research on our behalf. We share your personal information with data matching tools so we can identify and market to prospective clients of the firm.
Reasons we can share your personal information but do not share your personal information:
- For our marketing purposes to offer our products and services to you
- For joint marketing purposes with other financial companies
- For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes
- For our affiliates to market to you
Entities with whom Antares Wealth may share nonpublic information include affiliates such as Homrich Berg Funds and the Manager of those Funds. We also disclosure nonpublic information such as name, brokerage account number, and tax ID to Chicago Clearing Corporation in connection with filing class action claims on your behalf. You may opt out of this service at any time by calling our main number, 404-264-1400, and asking to speak with your service team. At your request, we may disclosure nonpublic personal information to financial service providers, including but not limited to CPAs, mortgage brokers, or insurance companies. Antares Wealth does not share with non-affiliates so they can market to you and Antares Wealth does not jointly market.
How Does Antares Wealth Collect My Personal Information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
- Enter into an investment advisory agreement
- Seek financial advice
- Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
- Tell us about your investment or retirement portfolio
- Give us your contact information
How We Protect Your Information
Antares Wealth maintains a comprehensive information security program designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information, protect against threats or hazards to the security of such information and prevent unauthorized access. This program includes:
- Procedures and specifications for administrative, technical, and physical safeguards.
- Programs to detect, prevent and, when necessary, respond to attacks, intrusions, or unauthorized access to confidential information.
- Restricting access of customer information to employees who need to know that information to provide products and services to you and appointing specific employees to oversee our information security program.
Federal law gives you the right to limit sharing of your personal information to the sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes, affiliates from using your information to market to you, and sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you. State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
Residents of California
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”), California residents have certain rights around Antares Wealth’s collection, use and sharing of their personal information. California residents, please (click here) to read our California Consumer Privacy Notice.
Changes to this Policy
To Limit Our Sharing
You may contact us at any time to limit our sharing of your personal information. Please note: if you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
Important Disclosure Information, Terms, and Conditions
Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using this Web site (“Site”). You should review these terms and conditions regularly, as they may change at any time at our sole discretion.
Antares Wealth ("AWM") is an SEC registered investment adviser located in Atlanta, Georgia. This Site is published in the United States for residents of the United States. AWM is not soliciting business in international jurisdictions where it is not registered.
AWM and its representatives are in compliance with the current registration and/or notice filing requirements imposed upon SEC-registered advisers by those states in which AWM maintains clients. AWM may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. AWM's web site is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of AWM's web site on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as AWM's solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. The AWM Website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its investment advisory and financial planning services. Any subsequent, direct communication by AWM with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. A copy of AWM's current written disclosure Brochure discussing AWM's business operations, services, and fees is available from AWM upon written request. AWM does not render or offer to render personalized investment advice or financial planning advice through our Web site. AWM's specific advice is given only within the context of our contractual agreements with each client. Advice may only be rendered after delivery of Form ADV Part 2A, the execution of an investment management agreement and/or financial planning agreement by the client and the advisor.
Our Site is provided to you without charge as a convenience and for your information only. By merely providing access to our Site content, we do not warrant or represent that:
- The content is accurate or complete;
- The content is up-to-date or current;
- We have a duty to update any content;
- The content is free from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors;
- The content is free from changes caused by a third party; and
- Your access to our Site will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses, or other harmful components.
We do not assume any liability for these matters. In other words, you use our Site at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall we be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. This includes loss of data or profit arising out of the use or the inability to use the content of this Site, even if one of our representatives has been advised of the possibility of your damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
AWM does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to AWM web site or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by AWM), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
Certain portions of AWM's web site (i.e. newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, AWM (and those of other investment and non-investment professionals) positions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current position(s) and/or recommendation(s). Moreover, no client or prospective client should assume that any such discussion serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from AWM, or from any other investment professional. AWM is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the web site content should be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice.
To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any economic calculator or similar interactive device contained within or linked to AWM's web site, the client and/or prospective client acknowledges and understands that the information resulting from the use of any such calculator/device, is not, and should not be construed, in any manner whatsoever, as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from AWM, or from any other investment professional.
Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to AWM's web site, to release and hold harmless AWM, its officers, directors, owners, employees and agents from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of his/her/its actions and/or omissions which are independent of his/her/its receipt of personalized individual advice from AWM.
All Web pages are intellectual property of AWM and are protected by copyright laws. All copyrights for AWM's Web presence are owned by AWM with all rights reserved.
Key Definitions and Trademark Information
CFA Institute Financial Adviser Statement for SEC Form ADV
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is a globally respected, graduate-level investment credential established in 1962 and awarded by CFA Institute — the largest global association of investment professionals.
There are currently more than 138,000 CFA charterholders working in 134 countries. To earn the CFA charter, candidates must: 1) pass three sequential, six-hour examinations; 2) have at least four years of qualified professional investment experience; 3) join CFA Institute as members; and 4) commit to abide by, and annually reaffirm, their adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
High Ethical Standards
The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, enforced through an active professional conduct program, require CFA charterholders to:
- Place their clients’ interests ahead of their own
- Maintain independence and objectivity
- Act with integrity
- Maintain and improve their professional competence
- Disclose conflicts of interest and legal matters
Passing the three CFA exams is a difficult feat that requires extensive study (successful candidates report spending an average of 300 hours of study per level). Earning the CFA charter demonstrates mastery of many of the advanced skills needed for investment analysis and decision making in today’s quickly evolving global financial industry. As a result, employers and clients are increasingly seeking CFA charterholders—often making the charter a prerequisite for employment.
Additionally, regulatory bodies in over 30 countries and territories recognize the CFA charter as a proxy for meeting certain licensing requirements, and more than 125 colleges and universities around the world have incorporated a majority of the CFA Program curriculum into their own finance courses.
Comprehensive and Current Knowledge
The CFA Program curriculum provides a comprehensive framework of knowledge for investment decision making and is firmly grounded in the knowledge and skills used every day in the investment profession. The three levels of the CFA Program test a proficiency with a wide range of fundamental and advanced investment topics, including ethical and professional standards, fixed-income and equity analysis, alternative and derivative investments, economics, financial reporting standards, portfolio management, and wealth planning.
The CFA Program curriculum is updated every year by experts from around the world to ensure that candidates learn the most relevant and practical new tools, ideas, and investment and wealth management skills to reflect the dynamic and complex nature of the profession.
To learn more about the CFA charter, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
CFP® Certification Explanation Statement
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® and federally registered CFP (with flame design) marks (collectively, the “CFP® marks”) are professional certification marks granted in the United States by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP Board”).
The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification; no federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. It is recognized in the United States and a number of other countries for its (1) high standard of professional education; (2) stringent code of conduct and standards of practice; and (3) ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients. Currently, more than 71,000 individuals have obtained CFP® certification in the United States.
To attain the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual must satisfactorily fulfill the following requirements:
- Education – Complete an advanced college-level course of study addressing the financial planning subject areas that CFP Board’s studies have determined as necessary for the competent and professional delivery of financial planning services, and attain a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university (or its equivalent from a foreign university). CFP Board’s financial planning subject areas include insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning;
- Examination – Pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Examination. The examination includes case studies and client scenarios designed to test one’s ability to correctly diagnose financial planning issues and apply one’s knowledge of financial planning to real world circumstances;
- Experience – Complete at least three years of full-time financial planning-related experience (or the equivalent, measured as 2,000 hours per year); and
- Ethics – Agree to be bound by CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct, a set of documents outlining the ethical and practice standards for CFP®professionals.
Individuals who become certified must complete the following ongoing education and ethics requirements in order to maintain the right to continue to use the CFP® marks:
- Continuing Education – Complete 30 hours of continuing education hours every two years, including two hours on the Code of Ethics and other parts of the Standards of Professional Conduct, to maintain competence and keep up with developments in the financial planning field; and
- Ethics – Renew an agreement to be bound by the Standards of Professional Conduct. The Standards prominently require that CFP® professionals provide financial planning services at a fiduciary standard of care. This means CFP® professionals must provide financial planning services in the best interests of their clients.
CFP® professionals who fail to comply with the above standards and requirements may be subject to CFP Board’s enforcement process, which could result in suspension or permanent revocation of their CFP® certification.