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What is SIPC Insurance?

Posted by admin on February 13, 2013

SIPC, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, protects investors against losses stemming from a financial failure of a member broker-dealer.

Folio Institutional, your custodian, is a member of the SIPC.  Your assets are covered up to $500,000 in value, including $100,000 on claims for cash. For additional security, Folio also provides coverage in excess of SIPC limits. In addition, all cash deposits are FDIC insured up to $4.5 million for individual accounts and $9 million for joint accounts.  Neither SIPC nor FDIC insurance protect against losses resulting from a decline in the market value of securities.

A brochure explaining the coverage provided by SIPC is available on its website at  You may also visit to learn more about the specific coverage.

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In Support, Security

on February 13, 2013