Private Wealth Management Group
(800) 585-9888
True Expertise

 

TRUE EXPERTISE

is the difference between

Knowledge and Wisdom

 

 

 

FirsTrust isn't just another group of financial advisors.

We are a FiancialTeam of specialized experts.

You can choose to work with one expert, or a customized Team

of specialists, depending upon your specific needs and objectives.

ELSEWHERE:

An "Investment Advisor" license requires passing a 140 question multiple-choice test on rules and regulations related to giving investment advice. "Financial Planner" is an unregulated title; it requires no specific license, education or experience - usually held by sales professionals. And "Estate Planning" and "Risk Management" can often mean someone who sells life insurance.
   
 
AT FIRSTRUST:
 
Every FirsTrust Advisor is a Fee-Only Registered Financial Advisor who affirms by sworn affidavit every year that he or she receives no commissions, kick backs, yield spreads, referral fees, gifts, incentives or other forms of third-party compensation in order to preserve loyalty and objectivity for their clients.
 
The FirsTrust Advisor requirements:  
  •  4-year college degree
  • 20+ years of industry experience
  • an advanced degree or professional expert accreditation
  • at least 30 hours of annual Continuing Education every year
  • a clean regulatory disciplinary history
PLUS:
 
Portfolio Managers:
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
  • CIMA (Certified Investment Management Analyst)
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)

Retirement Planner / Risk Manager:

  • Formal Master's level education
  • CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter)
  • ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant)
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)  

Tax Specialist:

  • M. Tax (Masters of Taxation) 
  • ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant)
  • (CFP) Certified Financial Planner
  • University Of Miami School Of Law's Heckerling Institute: Trust & Estate Tax Law (annually)

Estate Planner:

  • Formal Master's level education
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
  • University Of Miami School Of Law's Heckerling Institute: Trust & Estate Tax Law (annually)

     

    Independent Accounting, Legal and Insurance Specialists:

Legal:
To serve our clients with the latest information and technology, our Advisors may attend law school Institutes for continuing education and maintain affiliations with The American Bar Association; but they do not practice law. When a legal opinion or document becomes necessary, we know all attorneys are not the same, and can work closely with your existing attorney, or we can recommend one who specializes in that particular field.
 
Insurance:
Our Advisors may have formal educations, decades of experience and advanced credentials in the insurance industry. To maintain our objectivity, however, we do not sell insurance. When insurance is deemed necessary, we can work closely with your existing agent to obtain the necessary coverage, or we can refer you to an independent broker who can shop & compare different companies for a selection of choices.
 
Accounting: 
Our Advisors may have formal educations, decades of experience and advanced credentials in the field of taxes and accounting; but we do not prepare tax returns. When tax season rolls around, or a specific written tax opinion becomes necessary, we can work closely with your existing accountant or tax attorney, or we can recommend one who specializes in that particular field.
 

 

It's what WE would want if WE were the client.

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