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Find the Best Financial Advisors in Delaware

Delaware is a captivating state with a population of 1 million residents and breathtaking natural landscapes. However, with a cost of living that is 4% higher than the national average, residents can benefit greatly from having an experienced financial advisor by their side who can provide assistance in their financial journey. Whether your financial goals involve retirement planning, investment strategies, wealth management, financial planning, estate planning, etc., a qualified and trustworthy financial advisor works to ensure you are making informed financial decisions. As there are 1,051 financial advisors located throughout Delaware, WiserAdvisor's directory of ranked and vetted financial advisors and financial advisory firms can serve as a helpful resource for you to begin your search. You may also use our free advisor match tool to compare up to 3 screened financial advisors matched to your specific needs.

Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Delaware

Last Updated - May 20, 2024

Delaware has 4 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Delaware have an average of 18 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Delaware 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 Delaware.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in Delaware

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
David Levy
CFP®
DIVERSIFIED, LLC
3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803
17 Years $0 $100,000 Fee-Based
Ketul Mody
CFP®, RICP®
DIAMOND STATE FINANCIAL GROUP
900 Prides Crossing,
Newark, DE 19713
16 Years $50,000,000 $250,000 Fee-Based
Nicholas Vali
ChFC®
DIAMOND STATE FINANCIAL GROUP
121 Continental Drive, Suite 110,
Newark, DE 19713
Not Disclosed Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
Andrew Rosen
CFP®
DIVERSIFIED, LLC
3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803
22 Years $250,000 $250,000 Fee-Based

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Qualifications CRD# 5356917
Firm CRD# 123859
Series 7, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington,
DE
19803
Phone Number 302-765-3500

David joined the Diversified team in 2007. In David's role as Financial Planner, he focuses on comprehensive planning with clients to help them pursue their financial goals. Like all the planners at Diversified, David helps clients with a concierge approach to their plan, and works closely with other industry professionals to bring the clients financial plan to completion; all in an effort to give the client the best possible service and peace of mind. David graduated in 2007 from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Leadership, and continued his industry education by obtaining his health and life insurance licenses as well as the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation. Adding value to both the team and the clients, David is happy to be a part of the Diversified family. Outside of Diversified, David is a member of the DuPont Country Club where he enjoys playing very average golf.

About Diversified, LLC

Diversified, LLC

Wealth is a good thing. Lifelong wealth is even better. At Diversified, our clients know that while life isn't without change and challenge, it's how they manage it that makes all the difference. They also know that they need to surround themselves with people who truly care about them. As a local family business serving executives, professionals, and retirees in Delaware and Pennsylvania, we welcome the opportunity to be included in your circle of trusted advisors. We realize we'll need to earn it, and once we do, we promise to keep it. Lifelong Wealth is the pursuit of financial security to enjoy a meaningful life. For us, the keyword here is "lifelong". Lifelong Wealth gives families the opportunity to live well, while planning to achieve a level of happiness. For your life, living well happens through an intentional, lifelong approach which includes: 1. Knowing you have a lifelong financial planning process in place; lifelong advice. 2. Having a trusted advisory team to implement your plan. 3. Constant review and help on your path to lifelong wealth. At Diversified, we are Lifelong Financial Advisors. We embrace the concept of lifelong financial planning with the expert team to support it.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5478135
Firm CRD# 13572
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 900 Prides Crossing,
Newark,
DE
19713
Phone Number 302-438-0409

I am a Wealth Manager and Senior Partner at Diamond State Financial Group. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) I provide comprehensive financial planning services with a commitment to building relationships. I am committed to helping our client improve their long-term financial success. I am part of a team of professionals with expertise in various areas of financial services. We provide the following services: For Individuals: · Portfolio Management* · Mutual Funds* · Fee-Based Financial Planning* · Life, Disability & Long-Term Care Insurance · Cash Management · College Funding · Retirement Strategies · Estate Planning · Tax Reduction Strategies** For Businesses: · Group: Life, Health & Disability Insurance · Key Employee Insurance · Buy-Sell Funding · Succession Strategies · Deferred Compensation · Executive Bonus Plan · IRAs, SEPs, KEOGHs & 401(k)s · Profit Sharing · Retirement Strategies · Executive Compensation Programs · Financial Education Seminars

About Diamond State Financial Group

Diamond State Financial Group

Establishing a relationship with a financial professional is a decision that deserves careful consideration. You can trust that we are committed to helping you accomplish your long-term financial goals. We genuinely want to see our clients succeed.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 6139848
Firm CRD# 15296
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 121 Continental Drive, Suite 110,
Newark,
DE
19713
Phone Number 302-366-0366

Nick Vali is an Associate Partner and Wealth Manager at Diamond State Financial Group. Nick graduated from The University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and minor in Economics.  He currently holds his Series 7, Series 66 registrations, as well as his Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Nick appreciates the contributions of small business owners, medical professionals, and (pre)retirees to the community, and specializes in creating innovative strategies to help overcome the unique challenges these individuals face.  These specialties include:

  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Tax Distribution Strategies*
  • Wealth Management
  • Income Protection Strategies
  • Employee Benefits
  • College Funding Strategies
  • Asset Protection Strategies*
  • Legacy Maximization/Estate Planning

Nick is passionate about helping his clients and strives to build a reputation founded on honesty and integrity. Having a passion for solving the puzzle presented by each client, Nick firmly believes that a comprehensive approach, integrating all aspects of one’s financial life, is critical to creating a roadmap to financial independence.  Through his strategic approach to wealth management, (pre) retirees and business owners are accustomed to hands-on support, extensive resources and a team of committed financial experts throughout the experience.

Nick is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Cetera Investment Advisers LLC.

Nick resides in Middletown, Delaware, with his wife Melissa and daughter Gianna.  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, the company of friends and family, and revels in travelling abroad.

*Financial advisors do not provide specific tax/legal advice and this information should not be considered as such. You should always consult your tax/legal advisor regarding your own specific tax/legal situation.

About Diamond State Financial Group

Diamond State Financial Group

We believe in the power of personal relationships and focus on one thing - the needs of our clients. Since 1989, Diamond State Financial Group has been committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial successes. We make available a wide range of quality financial products and the advice and expertise of highly qualified financial professionals. It is because of you, each of our associates have been carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and desire to deliver an exceptional client experience. Our team adheres to a vigorous, continuing educational program to provide clients with current and relevant financial perspectives. We are proud to be an independent financial services firm as it allows us the freedom to provide our clients with objective advice. We are focused on recommending products and services based solely on the needs of our clients. Whether or not to establish a relationship with a financial professional is a decision that deserves careful consideration. You can trust we are committed to helping you accomplish your long-term financial goals.
Diamond State Financial Group is also located at 200 E. State Street, Suite 303, Media, PA 19063.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4722997
Firm CRD# 123859
Series 6, 7, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington,
DE
19803
Phone Number 302-765-3500

In March 2010, Andrew Rosen joined the Diversified team, bringing with him nine years of financial industry experience. In his role as Financial Planner Andrew forges lifelong relationships with clients. He coaches them through all stages of life and guides them to better achieve their life goals. Andrew, alongside the team at Diversified, consistently delivers high-level, concierge service to all clients. Andrew also writes extensively and has authored blogs, whitepapers and eBooks, all of which you can find in on our resources page. He has also been published in CNBC, Business Insider, Investopedia, IRIS, Fatherly, and Yahoo Finance. In 2003, Andrew graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics. He continued his industry education by obtaining his series 6, 7, and 63, along with property/casualty and health/life insurance licenses. In addition, Andrew received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation in 2006, the CEP in 2010, and has been named a Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager in Philadelphia and Delaware every year since 2010. Outside of Diversified, Andrew's number one passion is spending time with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and his amazing children, Aviva, Isabella, and Emmet. Andrew resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania where he is a member of the DuPont Country Club. He is a high level squash player, a runner, and very average golfer.

About Diversified, LLC

Wealth is a good thing. Lifelong wealth is even better.
At Diversified, our clients know that while life isn't without change and challenge, it's how they manage it that makes all the difference. They also know that they need to surround themselves with people who truly care about them. As a local family business serving executives, professionals, and retirees in Delaware and Pennsylvania, we welcome the opportunity to be included in your circle of trusted advisors. We realize we'll need to earn it, and once we do, we promise to keep it.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Delaware (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
BLACKROCK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19809
235 41 $88,770,382,053
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Performance Based
BLACKROCK CAPITAL INVESTMENT ADVISORS, LLC
100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19809
27 119 $38,994,513,543
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Chestnut Run Plaza, Building C735-1, 974 Centre Road, Wilmington, DE 19805
73 13 $19,948,123,000
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Performance Based, Other (REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES AS PERMITTED BY ERISA)
WILMINGTON TRUST INVESTMENT ADVISORS, INC.
Wilmington Trust Center, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19890-0001
127 3376 $16,488,434,237
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
WILMINGTON FUNDS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19890-0001
38 10 $12,992,062,132
A Percentage of AUM
BRANDYWINE MANAGERS, LLC
7234 Lancaster Pike, Suite 300, Hockessin, DE 19707
5 53 $12,140,029,000
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Performance Based
GREAT VALLEY ADVISOR GROUP, INC.
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806
146 21345 $5,084,083,044
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
DIVERSIFIED, LLC
3705 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
32 4044 $1,289,651,590
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Other (SOLICITOR FEES)
ASHFORD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
One Walkers Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-2317
21 107 $809,136,983
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
COASTAL INVESTMENT ADVISORS
1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 729, Wilmington, DE 19801
77 3760 $780,734,272
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
VEERY CAPITAL, LLC
112 S French St, Wilmington, DE 19801
12 763 $628,139,399
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
AFFINITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC
2961 Centerville Road, Suite 310, Wilmington, DE 19808
16 1946 $604,578,398
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
SPEARHEAD ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, LLC
3828 Kennett Pike, Suite 202, Greenville, DE 19807
7 189 $566,561,835
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Performance Based
CLARITI WEALTH ADVISORS
2710 Centerville Road, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19808-1644
12 1224 $506,749,502
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
RIVERSEDGE ADVISORS
600 N King St, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801
16 1075 $452,704,111
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    A financial advisor in Delaware can help you prepare for retirement by creating a comprehensive financial plan that takes into account your current assets, income, expenses, and future goals. They can help you develop a savings strategy, choose retirement accounts, and manage your investments. Additionally, a financial advisor can help you plan for potential healthcare expenses during retirement and ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. To learn more about how an advisor can help you prepare for retirement, read on about why you should hire a retirement advisor.

    Financial advisors in Delaware may offer a range of services, such as investment management, retirement planning, wealth management, estate planning, and more. Some advisors may specialize in one area, while others may offer multiple financial services. By clicking on the "View full profile" button of any vetted financial advisor in our Delaware directory, you can access detailed information about an advisor's services, fees, credentials, and more. In the "Advisory Services Provided" section, you will be able to confirm what specific services are offered by an advisor.

    Yes, there are financial advisors who specialize in working with specific industries or professions. Whether you're a medical professional, business owner, athlete, or in other specialized fields, you may benefit from the assistance of a financial advisor. These financial professionals can offer tailored guidance due to their deep understanding of industry-specific financial challenges and opportunities. When searching for a financial advisor with experience in a specific industry or profession, it's essential to research their background, qualifications, and expertise to ensure they have the necessary knowledge to address your financial goals and challenges effectively. To further explore how financial advisors listed on our directory for the state of Delaware can support you, learn more about the different types of financial advisors and their areas of expertise.

    The cost of hiring a financial advisor in Delaware varies depending on the advisor's experience, services, and fee structure. Some advisors charge a percentage of assets under management, ranging from approx. 1.02% or a fixed rate of approx. $7,500 and above. Meanwhile, other advisors charge an hourly rate, flat fees, or based on commission. It's important to understand the advisor's fee structure and any potential conflicts of interest before engaging in their services. To get a better understanding of how financial advisors charge and the factors influencing their fees, read more on what the costs of hiring a financial advisor are.

    Many financial planners and wealth managers in Delaware are also tax professionals or work closely with tax professionals to help clients with tax planning and preparation. These professionals can help you identify tax-saving strategies and recommend tax-efficient investment options by analyzing your current tax situation. However, WiserAdvisor's directory for the state of Delaware may not include advisors who specialize in taxes. In the "Advisory Services Provided" section, you will be able to confirm if tax advice and tax preparation services are among the services an advisor offers.

    Yes, a financial advisor in Delaware can help you plan for your children's college education by analyzing your finances, setting savings goals, and recommending investment strategies. They provide guidance on college savings plans like 529 plans, help navigate financial aid options, and offer insights on the tax implications of education expenses. To learn more about effective ways to save for college, read on about the best approaches to plan for a college education.

    Financial advisors in Delaware typically use a range of resources and tools to track their client's investments and monitor financial progress. These may include creating regular portfolio reports to summarize investment performance and allocation, as well as utilizing risk assessment tools to help determine clients' risk tolerance and align investment strategies. Advisors may also provide educational resources to enhance financial literacy, use rebalancing tools to ensure alignment with long-term objectives and use goal tracking to help clients monitor specific financial targets. It's important to inquire about an advisor's investment management process to gain more insight. To learn more, read on about how financial advisors track and monitor your financial goals.

    During your first meeting with a financial advisor in Delaware, you can expect a discussion about your financial goals, current financial situation, and risk tolerance. The advisor may ask questions to understand your objectives, income, expenses, assets, and debts. They may also inquire about your investment experience and any specific concerns you have. For more information on how to prepare for your first meeting, refer to this guide on how to prepare for a meeting with your financial advisor.

    How often you should meet with your financial advisor in Delaware may depend on your specific financial situation and goals. For complex finances, you may need to meet with your financial advisor weekly or monthly, while for those with regular income and simpler investments, quarterly or annual meetings may be enough. Your advisor can assist in determining the suitable meeting frequency based on your circumstances. Read on to learn more about how often you should meet with your advisor.

    To ensure that a financial advisor in Delaware prioritizes your best interests, seek out advisors who adhere to a fiduciary standard, which legally obligates them to act in your best interests and avoid conflicts of interest. When selecting an advisor, inquire about their fiduciary status and how they will consistently prioritize your interests. To make sure your best interests are being considered, learn more about the role of a fiduciary financial advisor and the support they can provide.