Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.
1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/);
2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.
|Firm Start Year:||2005|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and others.|
|States Licensed in:||VA, MD|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||7|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Non-Financial Organization Memberships:||Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||1,150,000|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||8899|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$205,600,000,000|
Compensation and Fees
|Fee Structure:||Fee Based Only - No Commissions|
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets|
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Joined Edelman Financial Engines in 2012. Began his career in the financial services industry in 2009. Successfully completed the Series 6, 63, and 65 examination(s) administered by FINRA. Earned the Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC® certification(s). Member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. He became a client of the firm in 2006 and that relationship resulted in him joining Financial Engines as a fiduciary advisor in 2012. Hometown is Richmond, VA, currently resides in Loudon County, VA. Married to Stacey and they have two daughters. Ken enjoys market history and research, traveling, range/target shooting, tennis. He also has a deep knowledge of real estate investing.