Our firm was founded to provide a more authentic, humanized type of financial planning what we call financial life planning. Rather than focusing on transactions, we emphasize planning and education, to ensure you understand the financial products you own and why you own them.
Christopher Giambrone is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Christopher Giambrone is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Christopher Giambrone is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Christopher Giambrone is required to act in a fiduciary capacity.
More information is available in Commonwealth’s Form CRS.
|Firm Start Year:||1996|
|Name of Broker/Dealer:||Commonwealth Financial Network|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||NFS|
|States Licensed in:||AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, SC, VA, WA|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||12|
|I work with the following types of clients:||Businesses, Individual Investors|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Financial Planning for Businesses, Financial Planning for Individuals, Risk Management, Money Management, 401K Rollovers, Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, Insurance Products & Annuities, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Wealth Management|
|Investment Types:||Annuities, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Stocks, Insurance, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Alternative Investments, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||Via Email, Via Phone, Our Offices, At my office, Video Conference|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Insurance and Annuity Licenses:||Disability, Variable Life, Long Term Care, Variable Annuity, Life, Health, Annuity, Accident|
|Investment Advisor Representative:||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
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||500K+|
|Compensation Methods:||Hourly, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets|
Chris is passionate about his work and thoroughly enjoys educating and empowering his clients to take greater control of their financial lives. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), he has worked in the financial services industry since 1996.
Chris enjoys educating people about financial planning. Hes been published on CNBC.com, OnWallStreet, and FinancialPlanning.com, and in Kiplingers and Financial Advisor, and is frequently quoted in the media. Chris is also a popular speaker; as a sports fan, one of his favorite engagements was educating the Syracuse University football team on an array of financial topics.
Chris has two business degrees from the State University of New York. He subsequently earned a certificate in retirement planning from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and participated in a roundtable discussion about behavioral finance and modern portfolio theory at the Harvard Faculty Club.
Chris actively supports his community as a Corporate Partner of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., and hes served as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Mohawk Valley, and the Corporate Benefactor Committee The Ride for Missing Children CNY/MV. Hes also participated in the Annual Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game, and has coached various youth sports.
In his spare time, Chris likes to play golf, lap swim, and run, but his top priority is his family. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Bre, and their sons, Chase and Ashton. They live in New Hartford, New York.
Fun Fact about Chris: He and his family have a goal to visit all of the national parks. Their favorite thus far is Grand Canyon.
|Mon.||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Tue.||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Wed.||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Thu.||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Fri.||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|