Custody and Clearing

Pih Investments, LLC is proud to utilize the custody and back office support solutions of both Charles Schwab Institutional and Shareholders Service Group, (SSG) Inc.

Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. is the #1 RIA custodian in terms of market share, with over 7000 firms utilizing its services and over $748 billion in RIA assets under management.

SSG, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is an SEC-registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC/Registrant MSRB and serves hundreds of independent Registered Investment Advisor firms. All trades are cleared through Pershing LLC, member FINRA/SIPC/NYSE, which provides clearing services to over 1 trillion in client assets as of March 31, 2013.

Customers are afforded benefits under the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970. SIPC provides protection up to a $500,000 limit, of which $250,000 may be for cash balances. More information is available at

In addition to SIPC protection, Charles Schwab and Pershing provide its customers with excess of SIPC coverage from Lloyd's of London. This additional coverage only becomes available in the event SIPC coverage is depleted. Total aggregate additional coverage protection available through Lloyd's of London is $1 billion - the maximum additional coverage protection available in the brokerage industry. Within the $1 billion in aggregate excess of SIPC protection, there is no per account dollar limit on coverage of securities. There is a per account limit of $1.15 million on coverage of cash.

Neither SIPC nor excess of SIPC coverage protects against the decline in the market value of securities.

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