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Disclosures Regarding Risk
Convertible bonds are subject to risks associated with both debt securities and equity securities. Debt securities are subject to credit risk. Credit risk relates to the ability of the issuer of a security to make interest and principal payments on the security as they become due. If the issuer fails to pay interest, income might be reduced, and if the issuer fails to repay principal, the value of that security and shares might be reduced. The values of debt securities are subject to change when prevailing interest rates change. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline. Because investments in convertible bonds are convertible into common stock, the prices of investments in convertible securities are sensitive to events that affect the values of the issuer’s common stock.
Disclosures Regarding Rankings, Honors and Recognitions Awarded to Wellesley Asset Management, Inc. and its Executives
Honors and recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Wellesley Asset Management, Inc. is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of Wellesley Asset Management, Inc. or its representatives by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Moreover, with regard to all performance information contained herein, directly or indirectly, if any, users should note that past results are not indicative of future results.
Please see below for a more detailed description of the criteria used with respect to the awards and recognitions granted to Wellesley Asset Management, Inc., and, as indicated below, its individual employees.
To be nominated for Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisor listing, advisors must complete an extensive survey about their practice. Barron’s also examines regulatory records, internal company documents, and 100-plus points of data provided by the firm. The criteria for inclusion are total assets under management and revenue generated, as well as the overall quality of the practice. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion, because clients’ investment goals vary. In many cases, the objective is preservation of wealth, rather than extraordinary returns. The award lists included Wellesley Asset Management’s CEO.
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To be nominated for Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor listing, advisors must complete a 102-question survey that queries advisors about everything about their practices, from the investments they favor to the number of clients they serve and the size and structure of their staffs. The rankings formula is based on three general categories of factors: assets, revenue, and quality of practice. There are multiple factors and calculations in each of these categories. Investment performance is not an explicit rankings criterion, because the returns experienced by clients are affected by their appetite for risk. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s CEO.
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A detailed survey is required to be considered for the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts ranking. Criteria for the 2014 through 2018 rankings included: the firm’s prior year total revenue, workplace and management diversity, innovation and the number of full-time employees. The award lists included Wellesley Asset Management’s President. For the 2013 ranking, the firm’s 2012 total revenue. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s President.
Forbes’ criteria (America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors):
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Millennial Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of individuals with a minimum of four years relevant experience and acceptable compliance records. Most important is our qualitative due diligence, which examines best practices – client service models, investing process, business types, leveraging a team and firm resources, etc. – learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Also built into the model: experience levels, credentials and more. Overall, we’re looking at quality of the practitioner and practice. Quantitatively, we weigh factors like revenue produced, assets under management, compliance records and industry experience. For Type 1 Advisors, who have built their own practices, the numbers we evaluate represent his or her team, or contribution if partners exist; for Type 2 Advisors on teams, we examine the team numbers and project how the Advisor could potentially fit on the team in the future. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer.
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The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s President.
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The “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” ranking list is published by Working Mother in partnership with SHOOK Research. Criteria includes the best practices of an advisor learned through telephone and in-person interviews, and considers such factors as their service models, investing process, revenue generated for their firms and assets under management. Advisor moms must have at least one child living at home and under the age of 18. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s President.
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