SAFEGUARDING YOUR ASSETS
At E*TRADE Advisor Services, we are committed to the principle of safety and soundness. We believe protecting your account is the foundation of providing you value in all market conditions. When you rely on us to protect your investments, you’re aligning yourself with an FDIC-insured federal savings bank dedicated to your assets’ safekeeping.
Here’s a closer look at some of the measures we employ to protect your account:
We’re part of a large, industry-leading financial organization. E*TRADE Savings Bank, doing business as E*TRADE Advisor Services, is a federal savings bank and wholly owned subsidiary of E*TRADE Financial Corporation.
Cash in the E*TRADE Cash Management program is protected with FDIC coverage. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a US federal agency that insures cash deposits at FDIC-insured banks. The E*TRADE Cash Account Program provides FDIC insurance up to $500,000. These amounts include principal and accrued interest. (More detailed information regarding FDIC coverage is available at As an FDIC-insured federal savings bank, E*TRADE Advisor Services complies with federal statutes and regulations. The FDIC supervises member institutions, like E*TRADE Advisor Services.
Your account is maintained by a regulated federal savings bank. A “federal” savings bank is savings bank that is chartered under and regulated by United States federal law. Federal savings banks are closely regulated by the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). This oversight provides you with confidence that the assets you place in your account is safe and protected.
Your assets are segregated. E*TRADE Advisor Services holds your securities and other assets separate from our firm’s securities and assets. We do not borrow or loan our clients’ securities. In the unlikely event of insolvency of our firm, your segregated assets are not available to general creditors and are protected against creditors’ claims.
We are committed to protecting your data and privacy. At E*TRADE Advisor Services, we are focused on data security. We invest in the latest technology to help keep your account information confidential and your assets secure. Your privacy is always a high priority. We employ comprehensive security measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use.
A strong culture of risk management
We continuously monitor our systems and controls, and work collaboratively with government agencies, law enforcement, and other financial services firms to address potential threats. In addition, we regularly review, update, and modify our policies and procedures to respond to new threats and to adapt to changes in technology.
At E*TRADE Advisor Services, we work to protect the assets we hold in custody and are committed to the ongoing safety of your account and soundness of our firm.
Please read the important disclosures below.
1. Uninvested cash is transferred into the E*TRADE Cash Account Program where it receives FDIC insurance up to $500,000.