What is an EAF?
Is a company approved by the Spanish Financial Services Authority
An EAF is a company approved by the Spanish Financial Services Authority and subject to its rigorous and continuous controls.
Beginning Jan/1/2009, only EAFs (that is, only companies authorized by the Spanish Financial Services Authority) can provide personalized financial advice.
An EAF cannot handle or get access to its clients’ money. Its only role is to give personalized financial advice.
Despite a very large number of requests, the Spanish Financial Services Authority has so far (as of Jan/1/2011) authorized just over 50 EAFs, guaranteeing the extraordinary quality of their services.
An EAF can receive commissions and incentives from financial institutions as long as they inform their clients about it. However, we have expressly communicated to the Spanish Financial Services Authority that we will not accept commissions or incentives from any financial institution, and we have so reflected in our Internal Code of Conduct.