Monument Capital Management, LLC (“Monument”) is an SEC registered investment adviser located in Alexandria, Virginia. Monument may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Monument’s website 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 Monument’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as Monument’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by Monument 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 Monument’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing Monument’s business operations, services, and fees is available from Monument upon written request. Monument 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 Monument’s website 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 Monument), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
Certain portions of Monument’s website (i.e. newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, Monument (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 Monument, or from any other investment professional. Monument is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the website content should be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice.
Please Note: Limitations: Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Monument is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see link as to participation data/criteria, to the extent applicable). Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, Monument did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of Monument by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: Monument’s Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including the criteria used for any reflected ranking.
Please Note: No portion of our video content should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Monument is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.
To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any economic calculator or similar interactive device contained within or linked to Monument’s website, 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 Monument, or from any other investment professional.
Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to Monument’s website, to release and hold harmless Monument, 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 Monument.
Monument Capital Management, LLC (“MCM”) maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect its clients’ nonpublic personal information (“information”). Through this policy and its underlying procedures, MCM attempts to secure the confidentiality of customer records and information and protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of customer records and information.
It is the policy of MCM to restrict access to and/or the sharing of all current and former clients’ information (i.e., information and records pertaining to personal background [including social security number and address], investment objectives, financial situation, financial planning issues, tax information/returns, investment holdings, account numbers, account balances, etc.) to those employees and affiliated/nonaffiliated entities who need to know that information in furtherance of the client’s engagement of MCM.
MCM shall disclose, as necessary, the client’s information: (1) to service providers in order establish and maintain the client’s accounts and process transactions (i.e., broker-dealer, account custodian, record keeper, proxy management service provider, insurance company, etc.); (2) required to do so by judicial or regulatory process; or (3) otherwise permitted to do so in accordance with applicable federal and/or state privacy regulations.
However, MCM does not, and shall not, disclose or share information with any affiliated or unaffiliated persons, entities or service providers for marketing or any other purposes or reasons not referenced above.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact David B. Armstrong, Chief Compliance Officer.
Monument Capital Management’s ADV’s:
As stated on the Securities and Exchange Commission website:
Form ADV is the uniform form used by investment advisers to register with both the SEC and state securities authorities. The form consists of two parts, both of which are available to the public on the SEC’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure (IAPD) website.
Part 1 requires information about the investment adviser’s business, ownership, clients, employees, business practices, affiliations, and any disciplinary events of the adviser or its employees. Part 1 is organized in a check-the-box, fill-in-the-blank format. The SEC reviews the information from this part of the form to manage its regulatory and examination programs.
Part 2 requires investment advisers to prepare narrative brochures that include plain English disclosures of the adviser’s business practices, fees, conflicts of interest, and disciplinary information. The brochure is the primary disclosure document for investment advisers and must be delivered to advisory clients.
Part 3, the “relationship summary,” requires SEC-registered investment advisers that offer services to retail investors to prepare a brief plain English summary about the types of services the adviser offers, the fees and costs clients will have to pay for those services, the conflicts of interest the adviser may have, the required standard of conduct, any legal and disciplinary history, key questions to ask the adviser, and references to where clients can find more detailed information about the adviser and the services they offer.
Client Relationship Summary
Item 1 – Introduction
Monument Capital Management, LLC (“we”, “us” or “our”) is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as an investment adviser. Investment advisory services and compensation structures differ from that of a registered broker-dealer, and it is important that you understand the differences.
Free and simple tools are available to research firms and financial professionals at www.Investor.gov/CRS. The site also provides educational materials about broker-dealers, investment advisers and investing.
Item 2 – Relationships and Services
What investment services and advice can you provide me?
We provide, on a wrap fee basis, investment advisory services, including discretionary and non-discretionary investment management and financial planning services to individuals, trusts and estates (our “retail investors”).
When a retail investor engages us to provide investment management services we shall monitor, on a continuous basis, the investments in the accounts over which we have authority as part of our investment management service. Furthermore, when engaged on a discretionary basis, we shall have the authority, without prior consultation with you (unless you impose restrictions on our discretionary authority), to buy, sell, trade and allocate the investments within your account(s) consistent with your investment objectives. Our authority over your account(s) shall continue until our engagement is terminated.
We may also be engaged, for a separate fee, to provide financial planning services on either a plan or modular basis. When we provide financial planning services, we rely upon the information provided by the client for our financial analysis and do not verify any such information while providing this service.
We do not limit the scope of our investment advisor services to proprietary products or a limited group or type of investment.
Additional Information: For more detailed information about our Advisory Business and the Types of Clients we generally service, please See Items 4 and 7, respectively in our ADV Part 2A.
- Given my financial situation, should I choose an investment advisory service? Why or why not?
- How will you choose investments to recommend to me?
- What is your relevant experience, including your licenses, education and other qualifications? What do these qualifications mean?
Item 3 – Fees, Costs, Conflicts, and Standard of Conduct
What Fees will I pay?
We provide our investment advisory services on a wrap fee basis. When engaged to provide investment management services, we shall charge a fee calculated as a percentage of your assets under our management (our “AUM Fee”). Our annual AUM Fee is negotiable but does not exceed 1.75%. We do not generally require a minimum account balance or impose a minimum annual fee.
We typically deduct our AUM Fee from one or more of your accounts, in advance, on a quarterly basis. Because our AUM Fee is calculated as a percentage of your assets under management, the more assets you have in your advisory account, the more you will pay us for our investment management services. Therefore, we have an incentive to encourage you to increase the assets maintained in accounts we manage.
We also offer our Financial Planning services on a stand-alone basis for a fixed fee, generally between $2,500 and $25,000. The fee for any subsequent work shall be agreed to prior to commencing the engagement.
Other Fees and Costs: Your investment assets will be held with a qualified custodian. Custodians generally charge brokerage commissions and/or transaction fees for effecting certain securities transactions or maintaining certain types of accounts. In addition, relative to all mutual fund and exchange traded fund purchases, certain charges will be imposed at the fund level (e.g. management fees and other fund expenses).
You will pay certain fees and costs whether you make or lose money on your investments. Fees and costs will reduce any amount of money you make on your investments over time. Please make sure you understand what fees and costs you are paying. Clients who engage the Registrant on a wrap fee basis shall not incur brokerage commissions and/or transaction fees in addition to Registrant’s investment management fee.
Additional Information: For more detailed information about our fees and costs related to our management of your account, please See Item 5 in our ADV Part 2A and Item 4 of our Appendix 1.
- Help me understand how these fees and costs might affect my investments. If I give you $10,000 to invest, how much will go to fees and costs, and how much will be invested for me?
What are your legal obligations to me when acting as my investment adviser? How else does your firm make money and what conflicts of interest do you have?
When we act as your investment adviser, we have to act in your best interest and not put our interest ahead of yours. At the same time, the way we make money creates some conflicts with your interests. You should understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the investment advice we provide you. As an example, we may recommend a particular custodian to custody your assets, and we may receive support services and/or products from that same custodian, certain of which assist us to better monitor and service your account while a portion may be for the benefit of our firm.
- How might your conflicts of interest affect me, and how will you address them?
Additional Information: For more detailed information about our conflicts of interest, please review our ADV Part 2A and our Appendix 1.
How do your financial professionals make money?
Our financial professionals are compensated on a salary basis. However, certain of our financial professionals, based upon their individual professional ability, may receive a performance bonus from time-to-time. You should discuss your financial professional’s compensation directly with your financial professional.
Item 4 – Disciplinary History
Do you or your financial professionals have legal or disciplinary history?
No. We encourage you to visit www.Investor.gov/CRS to research our firm and our financial professionals.
Furthermore, we encourage you to ask your financial professional: As a financial professional, do you have any disciplinary history? If so, for what type of conduct?
Item 5 – Additional Information
Additional information about our firm is available on the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. You may contact our Chief Compliance Officer at any time to request a current copy of our ADV Part 2 or our relationship summary. Our Chief Compliance Officer may be reached by phone: 703-504-9600.
- Who is my primary contact person?
- Is he or she a representative of an investment adviser or broker-dealer?
- Who can I talk to if I have concerns about how this person is treating me?
*Copies of our Part 2A and Appendix 1 are available in the ADV section above.
Digital Content: Podcast and Videos
The Off the Wall podcast by Monument Capital Management, LLC (“Monument”) is intended for general information purposes only. No portion of the podcast serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from Monument or any other investment professional of your choosing. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and it should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy, or any non-investment related or planning services, discussion or content, will be profitable, be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful. Monument is neither a law firm nor accounting firm, and no portion of its services should be construed as legal or accounting advice. No portion of the podcast content should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Monument is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Please see Monument’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees.
Any video content by Monument Capital Management, LLC (“Monument”) is intended for general information purposes only. No portion of the video serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from Monument or any other investment professional of your choosing. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and it should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy, or any non-investment related or planning services, discussion or content, will be profitable, be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful. Monument is neither a law firm nor accounting firm, and no portion of its services should be construed as legal or accounting advice. No portion of the video content should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Monument is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Please see Monument’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees.