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Find Top Financial Advisors in Sarasota, Florida

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 Sarasota, Florida

Last Updated - February 23, 2024

Sarasota has 4 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Sarasota, Florida have an average of 21 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Sarasota, Florida 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 Sarasota, Florida.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Sarasota, Florida

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Brian Messick
CPA, CFP®
WEBERMESSICK WEATH MANAGEMENT; AFFILIATION THROUGH LPL FINANCIAL
5901 Sun Boulevard,
Suite 206,
St. Petersburg, FL 33715
27 Years Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
Nathan Helms
CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC®
LPL FINANCIAL
1001 S Macdill Ave,
Suite 700,
Tampa, FL 33629
14 Years Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Based
Berkely Arrants
CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC®, CDFA®
HORIZON ADVISORY GROUP LLC
Serving Tampa surrounding area,
Tampa, FL 33602
23 Years $100,000,000 $250,000 Fee-Based
John Salomon
CPA, CFP®
J2 CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
1222 SE 47th St,
Office Suite C-1,
Cape Coral, FL 33914
23 Years $140,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Sarasota, Florida

Qualifications CRD# 4344934
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 5901 Sun Boulevard,
Suite 206,
St. Petersburg,
FL
33715
Phone Number 727-295-4969

Brian, as a Principal in WeberMessick Wealth Management, boasts an impressive professional journey spanning over 27 years. His expertise lies in collaboratively working with professionals, business owners, and individuals, guiding them in effective wealth management to help realize their life goals. Distinguishing himself within the wealth management sector, Brian holds the prestigious titles of both a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). This combination of qualifications sets him apart, allowing him not only to proficiently oversee clients' investments but also to provide invaluable insights into developing comprehensive financial plans, strategic tax planning, adept risk management, and thoughtful estate planning. Beyond the confines of the professional realm, Brian's commitment extends to his personal life. Alongside his wife and their three children, Brian finds joy in the company of their two Golden Retrievers. When not engrossed in wealth management strategies, he passionately embraces leisure pursuits such as travel, playing the guitar, and relishing all the outdoor wonders afforded by their residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. Brian's multifaceted skills and dedication to both his professional and personal spheres underscore his commitment to excellence and holistic well-roundedness.

About WeberMessick Weath Management; affiliation through LPL Financial

WeberMessick Weath Management; affiliation through LPL Financial

As dedicated independent financial advisors, WeberMessick Wealth Management places your financial goals at the forefront of our agenda. By seamlessly integrating our tax expertise with a well-rounded approach, we bring a comprehensive perspective to your financial landscape. Our holistic wealth management services encompass estate planning, investment management, financial planning, risk management, and tax planning, ensuring a thorough and personalized approach to meet your needs. In our commitment to excellence, we have chosen to align with LPL Financial, a renowned and publicly traded company and one of the largest independent broker/dealers in the industry. With over 30 years of experience, LPL Financial oversees more than 7 million client accounts, boasting assets custodied at over $1 trillion as of September 30, 2023. Our advisors' affiliation with LPL Financial is rooted in its robust technology, unwavering security measures, and long-term stability, providing both our financial professionals and clients with confidence that their accounts are entrusted to capable hands.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5362846
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 65, 66

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


Office Location 1001 S Macdill Ave,
Suite 700,
Tampa,
FL
33629
Phone Number 813-334-6500

I grew up in Winter Haven, FL. Played baseball and basketball through high school. I lettered in baseball at the University of Florida as a pitcher. I enjoy traveling, playing golf, reading, college football, and spending time with friends and family. I have an older brother and sister. My mother is a retired teacher and my father is a judge.

About LPL Financial

Nathan has dedicated his practice to providing his clients with a comprehensive, well integrated financial plan that encompasses all aspects of their financial lives working in concert to help them pursue their goals. From savings and investing to tax planning and protection as well as a thought out plan for the eventual distribution of your assets in the most efficient, tax advantaged way possible so that your assets have the best chance to last your entire lifetime and perhaps beyond. A staple of Nathan's business is client service. His relationship with clients is unique in the fact that he proactively communicate with them on a regular basis to answer any questions they have and to make sure they remain on track to reach their goals.

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4692327
Firm CRD# 8032
Series 7, 65, 66

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


Office Location Serving Tampa surrounding area,
Tampa,
FL
33602
Phone Number 713-400-6305

Berkely manages $100 million in AUM as of August 2023. Berkely Arrants is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is the founder of Horizon Advisory Group, LLC, a national personal and business financial planning firm. Her areas of experience include retirement planning, investment management, and estate planning. She also works with closely-held businesses to help them with transition planning, employee retention, and executive benefits. Berkely believes that clients need to be well-informed about the important decisions they face, not only for themselves but also for those who depend upon them. She works hard to educate her clients so that they have the confidence to move forward with plans that fit their specific situation. Berkely is a trusted advisor who is dedicated to her clients' financial success. She is known for her clear communication style, her ability to simplify complex financial concepts, and her commitment to helping her clients achieve their goals. She grew up in London, UK, and returned to the United States for college, where she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology. Berkely has been involved in several Boards over the years including Volunteers in Medicine, the First Presbyterian Day School, The Houston Children's Chorus, The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Houston, and she was an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head. Outside of work, Berkely is devoted to her family and her community. She and her husband, Wayne, have two adult children, Tucker and Devin. She practices yoga regularly and loves to travel and spend time outdoors. Berkely looks forward to connecting with you soon. For more information, please visit www.horizonadvgroup.com and www.linkedin.com/in/berkelyarrants/

About Horizon Advisory Group LLC

Horizon Advisory Group LLC

Horizon Advisory Group, LLC is a values based national financial planning and wealth management firm with offices in Houston, FL and the DC metro area. We work with individuals and closely-held business creating customized plans to help achieve your goals.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 3035112
Firm CRD# 152964
Series 63

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


Office Location 1222 SE 47th St,
Office Suite C-1,
Cape Coral,
FL
33914
Phone Number 248-641-4444

John Salomon has been a practicing CPA since 1985. In 1998, he added portfolio management and financial planning to the tax and compliance services offered to the clients of his CPA practice. In 2002, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" certification. As the CFO of J2, John uses his past experience of running a small practice to guide practice management decisions at J2. John's technical abilities are especially useful when helping J2 clients in the areas of financial and tax planning, cash flow management as well as tax preparation. John is a graduate of Michigan State and is a resident of Troy with his wife Michele with whom he has been married for over 25 years. They have three children: Emily, Nicholas and Aidan.

About J2 Capital Management, Inc.

J2 Capital Management, Inc.

J2 Capital Management offers total wealth planning by offering custom financial planning, tax preparation, estate planning & unique investment strategies all done by fiduciary professionals including in-house CFP, CPA and professional investment manager. We are located in Troy, MI & Cape Coral, FL. Where most advisors can only do a few of these services and need to hire out the rest of what they cannot do, J2 Capital keeps all of its services in-house thus giving us better insight into your situation at a lower cost.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Sarasota, Florida (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
CUMBERLAND ADVISORS
One Sarasota Tower, 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 303, Sarasota, FL 34236
45 2914 $3,378,840,322
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees, Other (MODEL DELIVERY FEES)
ARISTOTLE ATLANTIC PARTNERS, LLC
50 Central Avenue, Suite 750, Sarasota, FL 34236
10 288 $1,845,916,247
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
TRUADVICE LLC
5290 Station Way, Sarasota, FL 34233
27 7623 $938,929,557
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
J. L. BAINBRIDGE & CO., INC.
1582 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
7 1761 $740,302,322
A Percentage of AUM
DAY HAGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
1000 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
11 575 $636,236,321
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees, Commission Based, Other (THIRD PARTY ADVISORY FEES)
WALSH & ASSOCIATES, LLC
2350 Fruitville Rd., Suite 201, Sarasota, FL 34237
13 2071 $481,850,214
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
GLOBAL FINANCIAL PRIVATE CLIENT
6000 Cattleridge Drive, Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34232
6 860 $419,217,989
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
WHITE OAKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC
1717 2nd Street, Suite C, Sarasota, FL 34236
2 11 $363,279,367
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
COMPOUND FAMILY OFFICES, LLC
2033 Main Street, Suite 202, Sarasota, FL 34237
6 229 $314,617,863
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges
FORZA WEALTH MANAGEMENT
7701 Holiday Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
3 284 $285,477,338
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges
TRUVESTMENTS CAPITAL LLC
5391 Lakewood Ranch Blvd N, Suite #303, Sarasota, FL 34240
10 1261 $265,925,562
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges
LPF ADVISORS, LLC
2601 Cattlemen Road, Suite 302, Sarasota, FL 34232
4 774 $249,916,621
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees, Other (REFERRAL FEES/ERISA FEES)
WEALTH PRO ADVISORS, INC.
2381 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
4 370 $231,301,400
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
RANCH CAPITAL ADVISORS INC.
4910 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, #130, Sarasota, FL 34240
6 969 $226,803,364
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees, Commission Based, Other (FINANCIAL COACHING SERVICE)
SARA-BAY FINANCIAL CORP.
2201 Cantu Court, Suite 102, Sarasota, FL 34232
5 823 $213,242,017
A Percentage of AUM

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