Pursuant to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) Rule G-42, on Duties of Non-Solicitor Municipal Advisors, Municipal Advisors are required to make certain written disclosures to clients and potential clients which include, among other things, Conflicts of Interest and Legal or Disciplinary events of AKF and its associated persons.
Conflicts of Interest
AKF represents that in connection with the issuance of municipal fund securities, AKF receives compensation from its client issuers for services rendered on an hourly, retainer or fixed fee basis. Consistent with the requirements of MSRB Rule G-42, AKF hereby discloses that such forms of compensation may present a potential conflict of interest regarding AKF’s ability to provide unbiased advice regarding a municipal fund security transaction. This potential conflict of interest will not impair AKF’s ability to render unbiased and competent advice or to fulfill its fiduciary duty. Additionally, AKF serves a wide variety of clients that may from time to time have interests that could have a direct or indirect impact on the interests of other AKF clients. AKF owes a regulatory duty to all clients and mitigates potential conflicts of interest by dealing in the utmost good faith with all clients.
Legal or Disciplinary Events
AKF does not have any legal events or disciplinary history on its Form MA and Form MA-I, which includes information about any criminal actions, regulatory actions, investigations, terminations, judgments, liens, civil judicial actions, customer complaints, arbitrations and civil litigation. AKF’s most recent Form MA and each most recent Form MA-I filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission may be accessed at the following website: www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html. If any material legal or regulatory action is brought against AKF, AKF will provide complete and detailed disclosure to its clients.