With offices in San Jose and Palo Alto, DGFS is listed as one of Barron's Magazine and The
Financial Times top wealth advisors in the U.S. DGFS is an independent financial advisor,
financial planner, and investment advisor managing approximately $845 million for individuals
and families. As a Registered Investment Adviser, we have a legal fiduciary obligation to our
We work hard to help simplify our clients' financial lives, optimize their investments, and organize their personal financial planning. We work closely with our clients using a consultative process to help them grow and protect their wealth, and achieve their most important financial goals with cost-efficiency and reliability.
Our mission is to be the trusted advisor for all aspects of our clients' financial lives. To do this, we take the time to develop a detailed understanding of each client's individual circumstances, goals, and objectives. We help our clients make smart financial and investment decisions, and gain confidence in having a secure financial future.
As a fully independent financial advisor, we work exclusively for the benefit of our clients. As a registered investment advisor, we have a legal fiduciary obligation to act in each client's best interests. We care deeply about helping our investors achieve their goals and objectives, and endeavor to provide them with the highest-quality service and guidance.
We look forward to discussing with you how we can become your family's trusted financial advocate.
|Firm Start Year:||1991|
|Name of Broker/Dealer:||n/a|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade|
|States Licensed in:||Not Applicable|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||7|
|Work Experience:||Over 25 years of financial services industry experience working as a financial advisor for individuals and families.|
|I work with the following types of clients:||Individual Investors , High Net Worth Families|
|Investment Types:||Mutual Funds , Bonds , Stocks , Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) , Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||Via phone , Via email , At your home , At my office , At your office|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Financial Organization Memberships:||Financial Planning Association (FPA) , Paladin Registry|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||333|
|Firm's Number of Planning Clients:||0|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||333|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$845,000,000|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||70|
|Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:||70|
|Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:||70|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$65,000,000|
|Registered Investment Advisor:||Yes|
|Investment Advisor Representative:||Yes|
|I am an acknowledged fiduciary:||Yes|
|Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
|Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
Compensation and Fees
|Fee Structure:||I am a fee-only financial professional|
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$500,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets|
|Bachelor of Arts - Political Economics||
University of California Berkeley - Berkeley, California
September 1985-May 1990
With a passion for helping people invest wisely, Dirk has dedicated himself to educating and advising individuals and families on the benefits of evidence-based asset class investing. Utilizing Dimensional Fund Advisors institutional based investment solutions, he builds custom risk-based portfolios to help his clients reach their goals.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dirk began his career in finance at the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in San Francisco in 1991. For the next 14 years, Dirk developed his extensive investment knowledge and management expertise at SKBA Capital Management, Morgan Stanley, Emeritus Investment Management and Private Capital Management.
In 2005, Dirk was introduced to Dimensional Fund Advisors (dfaus dot com) and their unique academic based approach to investing. Combining rigorous research, disciplined processes and time tested data, Dirk has utilized their no-load low-cost mutual funds to deliver an outstanding investment experience to each and every one of his clients.
With the overwhelming success of his partner's book, The Investment Answer, and a shared investment philosophy and work ethic, Dirk joined Dan Goldie Financial Services in 2010; a firm consistently ranked as one of the top independent RIA's in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the first to offer DFA Funds to their clients.
Dirk devotes his spare time to his family, charitable causes and swimming with the Stanford Masters swim club.
|Ben Lomond||Boulder Creek|
|Half Moon Bay||Hayward|
|La Honda||Loma Mar|
|Los Altos||Los Gatos|
|Moss Beach||Mountain View|
|Redwood City||San Bruno|
|San Carlos||San Gregorio|
|San Jose||San Leandro|
|San Lorenzo||San Mateo|
|Scotts Valley||South San Francisco|
|Mon.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tue.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wed.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thu.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Fri.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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