Client Referrals and Other Compensation

We do not pay any compensation for client referrals.

We receive economic benefit from Schwab in the form of the support of products and services it makes available to Paragon and other independent investment advisors whose clients maintain their accounts at Schwab. The related conflicts of interest that this arrangement creates are discussed in our ADV Part 2A, Item 12. The availability to Paragon of Schwab’s products and services is not based on us giving particular investment advice, such as buying particular securities for clients.

Other than fees received from our clients and the economic benefit received from Schwab as discussed above, we do not accept any economic benefits for providing investment advice (i.e.; commissions, sales awards, prizes, etc.).