Alan McKnight
Kays Financial Advisory Corporation

Tel: (770) 951-9001
200 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30339

Professional Wealth Management Services

Kays Financial Advisory Corporation | Financial Advisor in Atlanta ,GA

About Kays Financial Advisory Corporation

Kays Financial Advisory Corporation (KFAC) is a fee-only wealth management firm located in North Atlanta, Georgia, at the Cobb Galleria Center. Founded in 1985, the firm provides full- time money management and comprehensive financial planning services to individuals and families. We have designed our services to grow, protect, and conserve clients' wealth by delivering a high level of personalized service and expertise. We exist to help our clients make smart decisions about their money to achieve their financial goals.

Our firm offers:

Highly educated, credentialed and experienced advisors

A big picture approach to personal finances

A system of client review meetings

A team approach to working with clients

A transparent and fair fee structure

Tax planning advice

Integration of estate plans with your financial plan

Expertise in retirement distribution and long term care planning

Ongoing client communication through meetings, e-mails, client seminars and our weekly radio show Smart Money.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1985
No.of Employees:   10-19
Insurance License#:   GA 505632
Name of Custodial Firm:   Charles Schwab & Company
States Licensed in:   GA
Number of Years with Current Firm:   19
Work Experience:   I have been a partner and Vice President for Kays Financial Advisory Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia for over 16 years.

During my career in the financial services business, I have been quoted frequently in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on many types of personal financial planning issues as well as professional journals such as Financial Advisor and the Journal for Financial Planning. I was also a featured speaker at the 1st annual Money & More Personal Investment Seminar held at the Georgia World Congress Center in September 1998.

I also co-host a local talk radio show Smart Money on WYAY 106.7 FM Smart Money every Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

I work part-time as an accounting/finance adjunct faculty where I teach Personal Financial Planning, Securities Analysis, Options and Futures, Management of Financial Institutions, Mergers and Acquisitions and Managerial Finance.
I work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors


Investment Types:   Stocks , Mutual Funds , Commodities , Bonds , Options & Futures , Alternative Investments , Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   At your office , Via phone , At my office , At your home , Via email

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability , Accident , Annuity , Health , Life , HMO , Variable Annuity , Long Term Care , Variable Life
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA) , GA Society of CPAs and the CFA Institute
Non-Financial Organization Memberships:   Member of Johns Creek Baptist Church Member of the Atlanta Athletic Club

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   480
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   480
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   480
Assets Managed by Firm:   520,000,000
Advisor's Number of Clients:   200
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   200
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   200
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $200,000,000


Registered Investment Advisor:   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 , Hourly , Flat Fee
Fee % Based on Assets:   1% or less
Hourly Rate:   $275
Flat Fee Rate:   Varies
Additional Details on Charges:   Flat fees will vary depending on the time spent on working for the client.


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology  Southern Polytechnic University

Master of Business Adminstration - Finance  Kennesaw State University

Doctor of Business Administration - Candidate - Finance   University of Florida - Gainesville, FL


  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? * Master of Business Administration - Finance * Currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance at the University of Florida * CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner * 18 years as an accounting/finance faculty
  • What is your approach to financial planning? We take a holistic approach to financial planning, objectively reviewing our clients risk mananagement and insurance, retirement plan, investments, taxes and estate planning
  • What services do you offer? Full Wealth Management on a fee-only basis.
  • How many clients do you currently manage? 181
  • Will you be the only person working with me? No, I have a team of other professionals.
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Alan McKnight

Alan McKnight

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificant, CLTC, CSA, Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor

* Alan is Vice President and Principal in charge of Client Relations working in the areas of Retirement Planning, Investment Planning, Insurance Panning, Tax Planning and Estate Planning.
* He is CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner and has an earned MBA in Finance. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Florida and is doing research in Securities Analysis, Investments and Investor Behavior.
* He is also an adjunct faculty member teaching Personal Financial Planning, Securities Analysis, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Derivatives as well as Banking and Management of Financial Institution.

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Communities Served

Acworth Alpharetta
Atlanta Austell
Avondale Estates Canton
Clarkston Conley
Dallas Decatur
Douglasville Duluth
Ellenwood Emerson
Fairburn Forest Park
Hiram Kennesaw
Lawrenceville Lilburn
Lithia Springs Lithonia
Mableton Marietta
Morrow Norcross
Pine Lake Powder Springs
Rex Riverdale
Roswell Scottdale
Smyrna Stone Mountain
Tucker Union City
Woodstock Metro Atlanta

Compensation Arrangements


Awards & Recognitions

Awarded 2017 list of Top Wealth Managers

Recognized for FIVE STAR "Best in Client Satisfaction" Wealth Managers award in Financial Planning.

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