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James Claiborne, CFS, ChFC®, CLU®
Financial Partners Group

Tel: 913-948-9489
10925 Antioch Road
Suite 100
Overland Park, KS 66210
Financial Partners Group | Financial Advisor in Overland Park ,KS

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About James Claiborne

James is a native of Northeast Missouri and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Central Missouri. James has earned three professional designations since entering the financial services profession in 1990, Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Charted Life Underwriter (CLU®). His certifications were awarded through the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. James specializes in Professional Money Management, Executive Benefits and Tax Qualified Plans for individuals, business owners, senior level executives and retirees and has personally designed over a thousand financial plans over the past 25 years. His services include fee based and non-fee based financial planning, portfolio evaluation and design, wealth management consulting and tax planning strategies. The American College provided financial planners and others in the financial services industry with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients. Designees also must meet specified experience requirements, maintain ethical standards, and agree to comply with both The American College's Code of Ethics and Procedures and applicable continuing education requirements.

He is an active member of the Financial Service Professional society (FSP) where he has served as President, board member on the Business Ethics Award Steering Committee and Chairman of the Board Election Committee. He also currently serves on the board of Directors and Investment Committee for the University of Central Missouri Foundation. He is a published author, has been selected to receive the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager" Reward** in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was also recognized in the January issue of KCB Magazine and is on the 2006 list of "The 10 Most Dependable"" Wealth Managers of the Central Region as shown in the November 2006 addition of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.*

About Financial Partners Group

Financial Partners Group is an Independent Comprehensive fee-based Wealth Management Firm located in Overland Park, KS, dial (913) 948-9489 for James Claiborne, Owner/Financial Advisor for a complementary portfolio review by our financial expert, James Claiborne CFS, ChFC.

Whether you are seeking individual or corporate asset management, our Financial planning team has the experience and expertise to provide the objective advice needed to achieve your financial goals. Our investment advisory services include portfolio management, fee-based planning, estate, business, tax planning and investment management.

Are you worrying that you will have all of the retirement income necessary to support you and your spouse in your final years? Our retirement planners will work closely with you to formulate a program of financial stability. Specializing in private wealth clients, we offer proven estate management strategies that can help obtain financial freedom for you and your family.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1990
No. of Employees:   10-19
Name of Broker/Dealer:   Mutual Securities
States Licensed in:   KS, MO
Number of Years with Current Firm:   15
Work with the following types of clients:   Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors
Advisory Services Provided:   Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses


Investment Types:   Stocks, Bonds, Options & Futures, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Phone, Email, Our Office

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability, Life, Annuity, Health, Variable Annuity, Variable Life, Long Term Care
Financial Organization Memberships:   Society of Financial Services Professionals, Financial Services Institute

Firm Information

Assets Managed by Firm:   150,000,000
Advisor's Number of Clients:   300
Assets Managed by Advisor:   115,000,000

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Compensation Methods:   Commissions, Hourly, Based on Assets, Flat Fee

Financial Services

Financial Planning for Individuals

Our approach is goal driven and based on the particular needs of each and every one of our clients. We believe in building, monitoring and implementing a financial plan as a starting point to give us a direction we need to go to get our clients to their destination. We build a partnership with or clients and track each and every goal outlined to make sure we are accomplishing priority items that need to be addressed.

We monitor and update our client's life changes by using what we refer to as a "Client Roadmap" which is a cycle of life blueprint that shows different goals we address over various time periods. This is updated on a quarterly basis and designed to keep track of priority items to address.

We provide objective advice by aligning ourselves as an independent wealth management firm which enables us to access virtually an unlimited resource network of investment options and planning resources. Once we build the financial plan, the recommendations are implemented by finding the most competitive investment options available, explaining the differences and finding an appropriate fit for our clients.

Financial Planning for Businesses

Our business financial plans incorporate the important business planning concerns for the ownership by addressing items such as business continuation, tax planning and tax favored benefit plans that address all types of financial market conditions.

We sit down with ownership and complete a philosophical business questionnaire together that provides us with an insight as to the legacy planning intended, options for asset protection trust planning and what will happen when it is time to exit the business. Our expertise in business planning is complemented with a team of allied professional advisors who work together to build our business plan from a legal and accounting point of view.

Insurance Planning

We begin the financial security part of the plan by taking inventory of insurance policies so we can analyze and make observations that may or may not be consistent with the needs analysis we provide in the client meeting process.

The insurance need is first determined then we look at the top rated companies using a comparative side by side analysis to determine most appropriate fit. Everything is based on the outcome of our needs analysis

Retirement Planning

Strategies included utilizing the concept of dollar cost averaging, investing early and often, paying you first and taking advantage of tax favored programs available.

We advise our clients to take full advantage of tax favored benefit plans available while creating non-IRA assets for future opportunities and flexibility prior to age 59 ½.

Investment Advice & Management

Our Investment Philosophy is simple. There is a time for growth and a time to protect. Markets, financial goals and investment strategies change over time. Too often we see clients who have been involved in advisor relationships where investment holdings simply stay static over time regardless of the investment landscape.

Although diversification is important, it is not the only key to having a successful plan. Diversification has become too broad of a definition in the financial industry for most people to determine a true meaning of the word. Investment allocation among multiple asset classes is not enough to survive in today's financial environment due to the high correlation of global markets that have evolved over the past decade.

We believe it is imperative to have tactical strategies in place to make decisive changes in a client's portfolio based on sudden unexpected opportunities that evolve as well as protecting in times of uncertainty. For this reason, we are advocates of constantly monitoring your portfolio and making necessary changes based on the resources, knowledge and expertise of our investment management team.

Wealth Management

Our wealth management service is more than just investment advice, as it can encompass all parts of a person's financial life. The idea is to integrate pieces of advice from a series of professionals and benefit from a holistic approach.

Your questions will be encouraged, and our answers will be straightforward. We will help you understand where your money is invested, how your investments are performing, and how much it's costing you. To address client needs for income, estate planning, gift planning, generation-skipping tax planning and philanthropy, our professionals will help to craft and implement holistic wealth management solutions.

Estate Planning & Trusts

The Estate Planning component in a comprehensive financial plan is critical to the overall success of an individual's legacy they will leave behind. Quite often when we meet with new clients for an introductory meeting, we discover there has been some level of basic planning that has been completed but typically it involves simple wills and health care directives that have been in place for several years without being updated or reviewed. There are also situations where there has been no estate planning completed outside of beneficiary designations. An overwhelming majority of people need guidance and professional help to make sure there is nothing left open for interpretation should the unexpected happen.

We work with a small group of allied professional estate planning attorneys who we work closely with to help with make sure your estate plan is in order. Based on the client's needs and situation, we will provide an informal introduction to one or more attorneys to make sure you are comfortable working the attorney who is best suited for your particular needs.

Regardless of the situation, we help take the lead role in making sure your estate plan completed or updated in a timely and fiscally responsible manner to provide you with peace of mind that your estate will be executed based on your intentions.


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Office Hours

Mon. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Communities Served

Basehor Belton
Blue Springs Bonner Springs
Bucyrus Clearview City
Cleveland De Soto
Edgerton Eudora
Freeman Gardner
Grandview Greenwood
Independence Kansas City
Lansing Leawood
Lees Summit Lenexa
Linwood Louisburg
Mission Olathe
Overland Park Peculiar
Prairie Village Raymore
Riverside Shawnee
Spring Hill Stilwell

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