Important Disclosure Information and Client Relationship Summary (CRS)
Harbour Capital Advisors, LLC (“HCA”) is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. HCA and its representatives are in compliance with the current filing requirements imposed upon SEC-registered investment advisers by those states in which HCA maintains clients. HCA may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. HCA’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 HCA’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as HCA’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 HCA 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. For information pertaining to the registration status of HCA, please contact the SEC or the state securities regulators for those states in which HCA maintains a notice filing. A copy of HCA’s current written disclosure statement discussing HCA’s business operations, services, and fees is available from HCA upon written request. HCA 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 HCA’s website or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefor. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended or undertaken by HCA) made reference to directly or indirectly by HCA in its website, or indirectly via a link to an unaffiliated third party website, will be profitable or equal the corresponding indicated performance level(s). Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will either be suitable or profitable for a client or prospective client’s investment portfolio. Historical performance results for investment indices and/or categories generally do not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges, the deduction of an investment management fee, or the impact of taxes, the incurrence of which would have the effect of decreasing historical performance results.
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 HCA) will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
Certain portions of HCA’s website (i.e., newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, HCA’s (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 HCA, or from any other investment professional. HCA is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the web site content should be interpreted as legal, accounting, or tax advice.
Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services 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 HCA is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of HCA by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser.
Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to HCA’s web site, to release and hold harmless HCA, 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 HCA.
Client Relationship Summary (CRS) – updated 3/24/2021
Item 1 – Introduction
Harbour Capital Advisors, 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 investment advisory services, including discretionary investment management and financial planning services to high-net-worth families (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 offer investment management and financial planning services as part of our Family Office Services. However, we may also be engaged to provide investment management, financial planning and consulting services on a negotiated fee 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 fee-only 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 generally exceed 1.15%. We generally require a minimum asset level of $10,000,000 for our Family Office Services, however we may still be engaged to provide investment management or financial planning services on a negotiated fee basis by individuals who do not meet this minimum.
We typically deduct our AUM Fee from one or more of your accounts, in arrears, on a monthly 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 offer our financial planning services on a negotiated fixed fee basis or on a negotiated hourly fee basis. 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. 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 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.
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.
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. We may also recommend an investment in an affiliated private investment fund.
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.
How do your financial professionals make money?
Our financial professionals are generally 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?
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 2A or our relationship summary.
Our Chief Compliance Officer may be reached by phone: (703) 992-6735.
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?
A copy of our Part 2A is available at: https://files.adviserinfo.sec.gov/IAPD/Content/Common/crd_iapd_Brochure.aspx?BRCHR_VRSN_ID=650629