AEW strongly believes in protecting the confidentiality and security of non-public information in our possession or control regarding our clients (“Client Information”). We treat Client Information in a confidential manner. This means that we do not sell Client Information to any third parties. In the ordinary course of our business, we may collect and use Client Information with respect to our advisory relationship(s) involving our clients. These business purposes may include offering products or services or evaluating a request for products or services, administering such products or services, and processing transactions on behalf of clients.
AEW Collects Client Information from the Following Sources:
Client Intake Process. Information we receive from clients (or third parties authorized by the client to provide information) in investment management agreements, subscription agreements or other forms, which may include the client’s name and address, social security or tax identification number, total assets and other information.
Client History. Information about client transactions with AEW including transactional activity and balances in accounts with us.
How AEW Safeguards Client Information:
Our employees are required to protect the confidentiality of Client Information. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, as appropriate, to protect Client Information.
As stated above, we do not sell Client Information to any third parties. Consistent with the foregoing, we may disclose Client Information when we believe it necessary for the conduct of our business, when directed by the client to do so or where disclosure is required by law. For example, Client Information may be disclosed to others to enable them to provide business services for us such as, performing general administrative activities for us and assisting us in processing a transaction on behalf of a client. Client Information may also be disclosed for audit or research purposes.
Keeping Clients Informed: