Who I Am:Chris resides in Cape Coral, Florida with his family and when not serving his clients, Chris enjoys boating and fishing with his family, auto racing and aviation. Chris also serves as a Liaison Officer for his alma mater – The United States Air Force Academy. He is president of the local chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), the state Alzheimer’s chair, and a member of various veteran and service organizations.Why I Do This:Chris began his career in financial services after retiring from both U.S. Air Force and federal government. Given his extensive background with both the armed forces and federal government communities, Chris joined a financial planning firm who primarily served active duty, retired military and federal government employees and their families. Wanting to provide expanded services to his clientele, Chris earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™️ certification and decided to join Conte Wealth Advisors.What I Can Do For You:As a CFP® professional, Chris acts in a fiduciary role to develop and implement comprehensive financial plans. He believes in an integrated approach to assist his clients in reaching their financial goals and objectives. Chris specializes in Sustainable Investing (Socially Responsible Investing (SRIs), Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing.) If you are unfamiliar with this approach, he would be glad to discuss it with you!
Connecting You to Your Investments:Investing Client:Invest with confidence, knowing that multiple entities are working toward protecting your financial assets. You have the freedom to choose to interact with your financial professional through a fee based or commission relationship, or both, based on your financial needs.Financial Professional:A registered representative is licensed to sell securities, provides financial guidance to their clients and is typically paid a commission when you purchase a financial product.An Investment Advisor: Representative (IAR) provides financial guidance to their clients and is generally paid a fee for either managing assets, giving advice, or both. Investment Firm:A broker-dealer facilitates the buying and selling of securities on behalf of the registered representative licensed with the firm and holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws.A Registered Investment Adviser (RIA): processes the fee-based business of IARs licensed with the firm and holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws.Custodian and Clearing Firms:Custodian and Clearing Firms provide the trade execution, clearing, custody and other services for securities and related transactions.An independent broker-dealer can choose a non-affiliated clearing firm to provide the trade execution, clearing, custody and other related services for clients of their financial professionals. A clearing firm may also be a registered broker-dealer. Clearing relationships are typical throughout the industry and allow your financial professional to focus on helping you achieve your investment goals while taking advantage of the clearing firm's safeguards for the physical protection of your assets.RegulatorsThe Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the U.S. government that oversees the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which in turn oversees broker-dealers, clearing firms, and your financial professional. Both the SEC and FINRA require members to comply with various rules intended to regulate and oversee the operation of financial markets and the sales practices of financial professionals. Regulators aren't associated with, and do not endorse Cambridge. You can review the regulatory standing of Cambridge and each associated financial professional by visiting FINRA's BrokerCheck.
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