Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state's qualified tuition program.
The Comptroller of the State of New York and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation are the Program Administrators and are responsible for implementing and administering New York s 529 Advisor Guided College Savings Program (the Advisor Guided Plan”). Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC (“ABD”) serves as Program Manager for the Advisor Guided Plan. ABD and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the Advisor Guided Plan, including recordkeeping and administrative services. J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. serves as the Investment Manager. JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc. markets and distributes the Advisor Guided Plan. JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc. is a member of FINRA.
The Advisor-Guided Plan is offered through financial intermediaries, including broker-dealers, investment advisers and firms that are registered as both broker-dealers and investment advisers and their respective investment professionals. Broker-dealers and investment advisers are subject to different standards under federal and state law when providing investment advice and recommendations about securities. Please ask the financial professional with whom you are working about the role and capacity in which their financial intermediary acts when providing services to you or if you have any questions in this regard.
No guarantee: None of the State of New York, its agencies, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC, JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., nor any of their applicable affiliates insures accounts or guarantees the principal deposited therein or any investment returns on any account or investment portfolio.
New York s 529 College Savings Program currently includes two separate 529 plans. The Advisor Guided Plan is sold exclusively through financial advisory firms who have entered into Advisor Guided Plan selling agreements with JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc. You may also participate in the Direct Plan, which is sold directly by the Program and offers lower fees. However, the investment options available under the Advisor Guided Plan are not available under the Direct Plan. The fees and expenses of the Advisor Guided Plan include compensation to the financial advisory firm. Be sure to understand the options available before making an investment decision.
For more information about New York's 529 Advisor-Guided College Savings Program, you may contact your financial advisor or obtain an Advisor-Guided Plan Disclosure Booklet and Tuition Savings Agreement at www.ny529advisor.com or by calling 1-800-774-2108. This document includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information. You should read and consider it carefully before investing.
The Program Administrators, the Program Manager and JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., and their respective affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. This information is provided for general educational purposes only. This is not to be considered legal or tax advice. Investors should consult with their legal or tax advisors for personalized assistance, including information regarding any specific state law requirements.
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