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David Bobrowsky, CFP®, Chartered SRI Counselor, ChFC®
Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc.

Tel: 925-322-0799
1261 Locust St.
Suite #60
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. | Financial Advisor in Walnut Creek ,CA

About David Bobrowsky

David has been directly advising clients as a financial planner for 21 years. David joined Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. and became affiliated with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. as a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative in 2014 in order to be able to offer completely independent advice to his clients.

David has been a Certified Financial Planner practitioner since 2004. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® designation in 2005 and the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation in 2010, both through the American College of Bryn Mawr, PA. Recently, David completed additional training in 2020 to become a Chartered Socially Responsible Investing Counselor (CSRIC®) to better serve the needs of my clients desiring to incorporate their values in their portfolios with sustainable, responsible, and impact investments. David is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Northern California Planned Giving Council.

David is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, and also holds a M.A. and M.Phil. in Politics from NYU, where he pursued and published doctoral research on the causes and impact of the social investing movement.

About Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc.

David specializes in helping successful professionals review their current tax and investment situations to plan for retirement and help efficiently transfer their assets to their children, grandchildren and charitable beneficiaries.

Helping others get the unbiased information they need to make sense of their options, designing a roadmap that reflects the specific concerns he hears from his clients, and supporting them to make tough but educated decisions to help gain control over their financial lives has been David's mission since he began his career in financial planning in 2000.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, David develops comprehensive financial planning strategies to help address client goals, and then help clients implement those strategies, often in coordination with clients' other professional advisors.

To learn more about David's fee based financial planning process, call to set up a complimentary initial consultation.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   2000
No. of Employees:   1
Insurance License#:   CA 0D11810
Name of Broker/Dealer:   Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
States Licensed in:   CA, CO, GA, HI, NV, OR, WA
Number of Years with Current Firm:   7
Work Experience:   Financial Planner:

Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. June 2014 to Present

LPL Financial: 2009 to June 2014

Lincoln Financial Advisors: 2002 to 2009

American Express Financial Advisors: 2000 to 2002

Work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors, Businesses
Advisory Services Provided:   Financial Advice & Consulting, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management


Investment Types:   Mutual Funds, Alternative Investments, Real Estate, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Insurance, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Your Home, Our Office, Your Office, Video Conference

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Variable Life, Long Term Care, Variable Annuity, Life, Health, Annuity, Disability
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA), Northern California Planned Giving Council

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   60

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $500,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets, Commissions, Hourly
Fee % Based on Assets:   1-2%


Bachelor of Arts  - Political Science   UCLA
September 1987-June 1991
Master of Arts  - Politics   New York University
September 1992-June 1994
Master of Philosphy  - Politics   New York University
July 1994-May 2003


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David is a Registered Representative with, and securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC (please see website section above for hyperlinks to FINRA/SIPC). Investment Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. and Cambridge are not affiliated. Registered to conduct securities business in CA, CO, GA, HI, NV, OR and WA.


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Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:

Have a clean record

Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:

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Office Hours

Mon. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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