“Due to economic conditions and the changing regulatory and legal landscape, the management team of Allied Beacon Partners. Inc. (“ABP”) has decided to cease securities operations. In an effort to ensure that our customers are provided with continued support and service, Allied Beacon Partners, Inc. is in the process of implementing an account transfer. Please note during this transition process, Allied Beacon Partners, Inc. can only liquidate securities positions. New positions cannot be purchased during the transition period. Otherwise you have full access to your accounts and cash balances. Please call your registered representative for additional information.”

Working with your ABP Financial Advisor

Your first step toward investing is building a relationship with your ABP Financial Advisor, who is trained to help you succeed. Because we recognize that every client is unique and not all investment strategies are suitable for every client, we approach each relationship through these four steps:

Understanding Your Needs. Your relationship starts with a frank conversation to help your Financial Advisor thoroughly understand your goals, your tolerance for risk, your investment suitability, and your particular financial needs.

Analyzing Your Situation. You and your Financial Advisor review and analyze your current financial situation and evaluate various strategies that could be employed to help you reach your financial goals.

Tailoring a Strategy. Your Financial Advisor evaluates and recommends the appropriate combination of investments for your strategy, makes sure you understand them, and helps you implement the investment strategy that you have chosen.

Staying Committed to You. Your Financial Advisor maintains an ongoing commitment to your relationship through regular contact, timely account information, seeing that your questions are answered, and introducing new investment opportunities as they arise.