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Privacy Policy

At First Manhattan, we recognize the importance of protecting our clients’ privacy. We have adopted policies and procedures designed to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal and financial information. In general, we do not disclose information about our clients to third parties and we restrict access to nonpublic personal information. To view our complete Notice of Privacy Policy, please click here.

Copyright Policy

The content of this website is protected by applicable copyright laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, modify, post, or frame any text, graphics, audio, video, software code, or user interface design or logo, except that you may print a copy of the information contained herein for your personal use only.


We are committed to providing a safe and secure online environment, and we take precautions designed to keep our systems secure and compliant with industry standards. In order to ensure secure access to online account information, we use username and passwords for clients and their authorized third parties seeking access to such information. Any other access to your personal information is limited to First Manhattan personnel and agents who need such information to help provide services to you.

Opening an Account

In opening an account, First Manhattan collects information under applicable SEC, FINRA, and USA Patriot ACT regulations. Our Client’s Agreement Letter for Cash Account, which all customers must sign, includes the following language:

Important Information About Procedures for Opening A New Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record all information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account with us, we will ask for information, including your name, address, date of birth, social security or taxpayer identification number, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents. We also perform a credit check.


Account information provided to clients on this website may not be complete and has not been audited. Clients should continue to review carefully and rely upon the account and transactional information contained in monthly brokerage statements and brokerage confirmations and other brokerage information provided to you.

SEC Rule 606 Information

Upon request, First Manhattan will provide you with certain information with respect to the routing and execution of your NMS stock and options transactions.