Welcome to SMI Private Client! Our online sign-up process, explained below, will guide you through all the steps required to set up your SMI Private Client accounts.
During this process, your information is saved each time you click "Submit & Proceed." If you close your browser, we will provide the option to resume the sign-up process after you enter your name and email address below. In addition, our system automatically emails you a link to continue where you left off in the process after 24 hours of inactivity.
Step 1 – Risk Assessment: You will answer a series of questions about your investment knowledge and experience, time horizon, income needs, and portfolio volatility tolerance.
Step 2 – Portfolio Proposal: Based on your responses to the risk assessment, we will recommend an appropriate mix of SMI investment strategies. You'll have the option to accept our proposal or adjust it to better match your preferences.
Step 3 – Personal Information: You will need to provide your personal information including birthdates and Social Security numbers for all individuals (or trusts) who will be owners or beneficiaries of any of your accounts.
Step 4 – Account Information: You'll need to provide existing investment account information, which will be used to open your new accounts at Charles Schwab and initiate transfers. During this step, we recommend you upload a copy of a recent statement for each account because many custodians require them before executing transfers.
Step 5 – Sign Documents: Using the information you provided, we'll prepare and email the necessary account documents to you within one business day. Once you have reviewed and electronically signed the documents, Charles Schwab will work with your current custodian(s) to transfer your investment account(s).
After your accounts are open and funded, we will invest in the mix of SMI strategies you selected in Step 2, and you will receive an email providing instructions to log in to your SMI Private Client Dashboard.
Thank you for your interest in SMI Private Client. We look forward to serving you!