GDS DISCLOSURES

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GDS Wealth Management is an investment adviser in Flower Mound, TX. GDS Wealth Management is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any specific level of skill or training and does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission. GDS Wealth Management only transacts business in states in which it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration. A copy of GDS Wealth Management's current written disclosure brochure filed with the SEC which discusses among other things, GDS Wealth Management’s business practices, services, and fees, is available through the SEC's website at: adviserinfo.sec.gov.  

AUM: Advisor has $768 Million Assets Under Management (AUM) as of 8/24/23

Retention Rate: Our retention rate between November 1, 2020, and November 1,2023, stands at  99.37%. The retention rate is calculated based on the last three years of clients with over a million dollars in assets under management at GDS Wealth.

General Risk of Investing Disclosure: Investing carries inherent risks, including market volatility, potential loss of capital, and uncertainty in returns, which investors should carefully consider before making any financial decisions.

Liquidity Events & Liquidity Planning: GDS Wealth Management provides advisory services to clients including pre-sale and post-sale liquidity event planning, business exit planning, business transition, and succession planning.

General Risk of Investing Disclosure: Investing carries inherent risks, including market volatility, potential loss of capital, and uncertainty in returns, which investors should carefully consider before making any financial decisions.

True Fiduciary® and Transparency Standards™: Please note that the Advisor has affiliations, through common ownership and/or control, with other registered investment advisors, registered financial service institutions, and pooled investment vehicles. The Advisor may recommend its affiliates’ products and services to clients. The True Fiduciary® and Transparency Standards™ have been adopted by the Advisor. In no event is a client obligated to use affiliates’ services or purchase products.

NLPA Disclosure: Glen D. Smith's status as a Registered Player Financial Advisor does not constitute an endorsement recommendation by the NFLPA of the Registered Player Financial Advisor, or his/her qualifications, or services. The NFLPA is not affiliated with GDS Wealth Management.  

Smart Vestor Disclosure: Investment advice offered through GDS Wealth Management, a registered investment adviser. SmartVestor is an advertising and referral service for investing professionals(“SmartVestor Pros”) operated by The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Solutions(“Ramsey Solutions”). Pursuant to an arrangement between Ramsey Solutions, OneWay Holdings, LLC and your advisor, your advisor pays Ramsey Solutions a flat monthly fee to: (a) be a SmartVestor Pro, (b) advertise services through the SmartVestor website, and (c) receive client referrals in the form of an initial introduction to interested consumers who are located in your advisor’s Pros geographic region. One Way Holdings, LLC and its affiliates do not endorse and are not affiliated with Ramsey Solutions, except with respect to the arrangement described above, and neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are officers or employees of One Way Holdings, LLC. Further, neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are authorized to provide investment advice or act in any way on behalf of One Way Holdings, LLC, except in connection with providing your contact information to your advisor.  

Rankings and Awards: Third-party rankings, awards listings and/or recognition by unaffiliated third-party rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Advisor is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Advisor by any of its clients. Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services and publications do not guarantee future investment success. Working with a highly rated investment advisor also does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance. Generally, but not always, ratings, rankings and recognition are based on information provided by Advisor to be considered for the award and does not pay an application fee to participate.

Rankings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used as the sole basis for engaging Advisor for advisory services. Please refer to the more thorough disclosure and additional information about the criteria used in making these rankings via the website of the publication and/or organization granting such recognition.  

2023 Forbes Best-in-State Disclosure: The Forbes America’s Top Wealth Advisors 2023 ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: a review of best practices, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2021 to 6/30/2022 and was released on 4/4/2023. Investment performance is not a criterion because audited records rarely exist and clients have varying risk levels. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Research Summary (as of April 2023): 39,007 Advisor nominations were received based on high thresholds. 22,243 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. SHOOK has conducted over 17,546 telephone interviews with advisors. 3,557 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors' location and 1,361 interview were web-based. Final list of the top 250 advisors was then compiled based an algorithm that considers both quantitative and qualitative criteria. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please see https://www.forbes.com/lists/top-wealth-advisors/?sh=4281b4c61c7c more info.

2023 Best of Denton County Disclosure: Best in Denton ranking was developed by Murray Media Group and is based on nominations and votes from Denton residents. Neither GDS Wealth Management nor any of its Financial Planners or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Rating based on voting that occurred between 07/20/23 and 08/17/23. Winners were announced 08/26/23. Visit https://bestofdentoncounty.com/ to learn more.

D Magazine: Neither GDS Wealth Management nor any of its Financial Planners or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this D Magazine award/rating. Rating based on 42 qualified firms. Voting that occurred between 05/08/23 and 06/05/23. Winners were announced 07/12/23. Visit www.dmagazine.com to learn more.

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