Selecting Investment Professionals
While some investment relationships require a signed agreement between you and the person or firm you're working with, many do not. If you are asked to sign something, read it carefully and ask questions about anything you don't understand before you sign. If you are in doubt about any part of the document, ask your lawyer to review it first. For example, most brokerage accounts require you to agree in writing that any disputes with the firm will be handled by arbitration rather than litigation.