Safeguarding Your Accounts
Asset ProtectionSecurities in accounts carried by National Financial Services LLC ("NFS"), a Fidelity Investments company, are protected in accordance with the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") up to $500,000. The $500,000 total amount of SIPC protection is inclusive of up to $250,000 protection for claims for cash, and is subject to periodic adjustments for inflation in accordance with terms of the SIPC statute and approval by SIPC's Board of Directors. NFS also has arranged for coverage above these limits. Neither coverage protects against a decline in the market value of securities, nor does either coverage extend to certain securities that are considered ineligible for coverage. For more details on SIPC or to request an SIPC brochure, visit www.sipc.org or call 202.371.8300.
"Excess of SIPC" CoverageIn addition to SIPC protection, National Financial Services LLC provides "excess of SIPC" coverage for brokerage accounts.
The excess of SIPC coverage will be used only when SIPC coverage is exhausted. Like SIPC protection, excess of SIPC protection does not cover investment losses in customer accounts due to market fluctuation. It also does not cover other claims for losses incurred while the broker-dealer remains in business. Total aggregate excess of SIPC coverage available through National Financial Services LLC's excess of SIPC policy is $1 billion. Within National Financial Services LLC's excess of SIPC coverage, there is no per-account dollar limit on coverage of securities, but there is a per-account limit of $1.9 million on coverage of cash awaiting investment. This is the maximum excess of SIPC protection currently available in the brokerage industry.