Find Top Financial Advisors in San Mateo, California

There are hundreds of financial professionals in your area. However, choosing the right advisor that understands your financial situation and meets your needs may be quite daunting. WiserAdvisor has a network of vetted financial advisors and advisory firms and has listed them below. You can find the details of each advisor, such as their qualifications, service offerings, etc. that you could use while searching for the financial advisor that best suits your financial and investment goals.

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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in San Mateo, California

Last Updated - 02-Jun-2023

San Mateo has 4 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from and 37 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in San Mateo , California have an average of 31 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in San Mateo , California mentioned below does not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in San Mateo, California.

Qualified Financial Advisors in San Mateo, California

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Janet Wan
7077 Koll Center Parkway,
Suite 120,
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Not Disclosed Not Specified $1,000,000 Fee-Only
David Roggenkamp
700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 199,
Larkspur, CA 94939
31 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Allworth Financial
1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose, CA 95126
644 North Santa Cruz Ave Suite 4,
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Not Disclosed $10,000,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in San Mateo, California

Qualifications CRD# 4537792
Firm CRD# 131738
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Flat Fee, Based on Assets

Office Location 7077 Koll Center Parkway,
Suite 120,
Phone Number 925-223-8868

Janet is the founder and the president of Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors, LLC (SPFA), an independent fee-only Register Investment Advisory (RIA) that focuses on financial planning, wealth management and corporate retirement planning. Janet oversees operations, client relations, business development and strategic planning for SPFA. She leads the investment committee at SPFA to define comprehensive planning strategies and sophisticated investment solutions for clients. She is also responsible for advanced employer retirement planning for small-to-mid size companies.

About Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors

Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors

Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors, LLC (SPFA) is an independent, SEC- Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm with offices in Pleasanton, Cupertino and Oakland, California. We are fee-only financial advisors with over 110 years of experience helping clients navigate the complexities of managing their finances. We offer financial planning, investment and corporate retirement planning for individuals, families and corporate clients. At SPFA, we take time to listen carefully and identify your life goals, needs and priorities. We then develop a comprehensive financial plan that helps you address your important objectives for retirement, college planning, investment, tax minimization, equity reward strategies, wealth transfer, and other financial objectives. We provide recommendations for plan implementation, continuously work with our clients to identify gaps in the plan as their lives evolve. We demonstrate our distinct expertise in the following areas: " Retirement Distribution Planning with Tax Optimization Strategies for Pre-and-Post Retirees " Tax-aware Strategies of Diversifying Concentrated Stock Positions for Corporate Executives " Core-and-Satellite Investment Strategy for High-Net-Worth Individuals " Tax-advantaged Corporate Retirement Planning for Business Owners and Doctors with Private Practices Serving as fiduciaries, SPFA provides unbiased financial advice with a singular focus on serving clients best interests. Our mission is clear: guide clients to live the life of their dreams through prudent planning and management of their financial resources.

Qualifications CRD# 1934091
Firm CRD# 8032
Series 7, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Hourly, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets

Office Location 700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 199,
Phone Number 415-785-4540

David Roggenkamp has been in the investment advisory business for 31 years. His practice is focused on investment management for individuals and small businesses, including retirement plans. David also provides fee-based consulting guidance on retirement plan investments, education, fiduciary obligations for various types of trusts and qualified plans. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network® and is a certified Chartered Financial Consultant (ChfC). David was appointed Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) in 2000 from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The ChFC certification is a nationally recognized accreditation, demonstrating proficiency eight key areas of practice: investment analysis, capital markets, retirement planning, financial planning, investment risk management and succession planning for business owners and professionals, income tax law, and estate planning. The certification is a recognized standard for investment proficiency and fiduciary ethics in financial planning.David is involved in on-going education to affirm his ChFC certification as well as broker/dealer and regulatory agency education requirements. His immediate prior affiliations include: John Hancock Inc., Transamerica Investment Advisors Inc. David is a 1987 graduate of Kenyon College. David works and lives in Marin County, California, and has resided with his family in the San Francisco Bay area since 1988. References furnished upon request.

About Commonwealth Financial Network

Commonwealth Financial Network

Commonwealth wants you to succeed! Working with us will help you achieve financial independence. Together, we'll implement and monitor a comprehensive process for managing assets and can advise you on most other aspects of your financial life. We typically establish lifelong client relationships. Client references furnished upon request. https://www.davidroggenkamp.com/

Qualifications Firm CRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose,
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Office Location 644 North Santa Cruz Ave Suite 4,
Los Gatos,CA 95030
Phone Number 888-242-6766

About Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial has been providing transparent, straightforward, and honest financial advice to individuals and families for more than 26 years. They are a fiduciary, fee-based firm that focuses on helping people achieve financial confidence. The advisors at Allworth are not salespeople, so their sole interest is providing the recommendations and advice people need to hear. During your free consultation, the advisor will listen to your goals, answer your questions, and lay out a series of next steps for success.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts

Customer Reviews

Top Financial Advisor Firms in San Mateo, California (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403-1906
280 2774 $411,660,129,118
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
411 Borel Avenue, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402
20 1953 $17,584,077,100
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees
One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403-1906
5 5606 $6,258,319,028
A percentage of AUM
2929 Campus Drive, Suite 420, San Mateo, CA 94403
17 11 $6,006,501,179
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403-1906
4 51 $4,682,291,020
A percentage of AUM
400 Concar Dr, San Mateo, CA 94402
34 8 $2,135,297,937
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
1900 O'Farrell Street #330, San Mateo, CA 94403
6 508 $724,935,685
A percentage of AUM
999 Baker Way, Suite 150, San Mateo, CA 94404
7 244 $642,092,583
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees, Performance Based
119 South B Street, Suite B, San Mateo, CA 94401
19 4 $600,458,337
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
66 Bovet Road, Ste. 310, San Mateo, CA 94402
10 1378 $488,608,000
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees
109 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
2 788 $326,638,593
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees
155 Bovet Road, Suite 725, San Mateo, CA 94402
225 598 $231,535,853
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees
424 North San Mateo Drive, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94401-2491
4 433 $229,576,662
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges
411 Borel Avenue, Ste 403, San Mateo, CA 94402
9 10 $226,056,369
A percentage of AUM
1730 S. El Camino Real, Suite 250, San Mateo, CA 94402
1 196 $115,351,474
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees

    List of Additional Advisors in San Mateo, California*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    1900 O Farrell St, Ste 360, San Mateo, CA  94403 650-593-9170
    1900 O Farrell St, Ste 360, San Mateo, CA  94403 650-593-9170
    1900 O Farrell St, Ste 360, San Mateo, CA  94403 650-593-9170
    1900 O Farrell St, Ste 360, San Mateo, CA  94403 650-593-9170
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1800
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1831
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1823
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1822
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1812
    411 Borel Ave, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA  94402 650-358-1826

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