Total Alignment Wealth Advisors, LLC

Tel: 212-913-9110
5 Penn Plaza, Floor 19
New York, NY
New York, NY 10001

Founded by Clients, for Clients

About Total Alignment Wealth Advisors, LLC

Total Alignment Wealth Advisors is a private and independent fee-only wealth advisory firm. The firm was established in response to our founding clients' need for one truly independent family advisor. Their vision was that the family advisor should be prohibited from selling financial products and should simply provide wealth advisory services that were complementary to - but not competitive with - the services already provided by their traditional advisors.

Currently, Total Alignment offers three services:

(1) Total Alignment Family CFO -

Designed for high net worth families who are looking to consolidate and delegate all of their wealth planning needs through the use of a single-source expert who would oversee, evaluate and coordinate with other advisors on an ongoing basis.

(2) Total Alignment One-Time Financial Plans -

Designed for those who either anticipate a life event - such as marriage, divorce, death or retirement - or who simply prefer a one-time "check up" review.

(3) Total Alignment TOLI Audit -

Designed for trustees of trusts owning life insurance ("TOLI") who would like to minimize risk of a future lawsuit by having a review of the policies by an advisor with no financial stake as to whether policies are retained or replaced.

For more information, please visit our website.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   2013
No.of Employees:   5-9
States Licensed in:   NY; NJ; DC; TX
I work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors, Businesses
Foreign Languages Serviced:   English


I can meet clients in the following ways:   Via Email, Via Phone, At my office, At your home, At your office

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability, Life, Health
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)
Non-Financial Organization Memberships:   Adjunct professor at NYU teaching the Financial Planning Capstone course.

Firm Information

Advisor's Number of Clients:   20
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   0
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   20


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
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

Fee Structure:   Fee Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   3000000
Compensation Methods:   Flat Fee, Subscriptions, Based on Assets

Board Positions

Organization:  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards  Washington, DC
Position :  Board Member
Duration :  January 2011-Currently holding


BA - Individualized Study in Music and Economics  NYU

JD - Law  Rutgers

MBA (in progress) - Accounting Taxation and Finance  NYU

Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden


Robert Hayden is Total Alignment’s Managing Member and Chief Wealth Advisor. In this role, Mr. Hayden oversees the firm’s Trust-Owned Life Insurance Audits, Event-Driven Planning and non-investment aspects of the Total Alignment™ Family CFO offering. Mr. Hayden serves on the board of directors for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. – which is a standards-setting organization for financial planners and one of the largest financial planning organizations in the United States.

Mr. Hayden also serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches its Financial Planning Capstone course. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and has co-authored "Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and China’s Competition Laws", which was published in the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy in the Spring 2009 edition. Mr. Hayden has also authored "Trustee Delegations and the Prudent Investor Act: Filling the Gaps", which was featured in the Rutgers Law Record’s Spring 2008 edition. In 2009, Mr. Hayden was a speaker with the American Bankers Association, where he spoke on the topic of Fiduciary Liability. Mr. Hayden has experience at a law firm, a wealth planning firm and the Family Office group of a bank.

Currently, Mr. Hayden is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia and is completing an MBA at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.

My Team

David Vincent David Vincent CFA, CAIA

David Vincent is Total Alignment’s Managing Member and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, David is responsible for company operations, marketing, public relations, business development and strategy. Prior to joining Total Alignment, David was Regional Marketing Manager for Fred Alger Management, where he managed business development and relationship management in the RIA market of the eastern half of the United States. David started his career at Morgan Stanley, where he was a financial ana ...more

Office Hours

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Communities Served

Alpine Bronxville
Brooklyn Closter
Cresskill Demarest
Englewood Cliffs Franklin Lakes
Great Neck Hempstead
Hewlett Ho Ho Kus
Larchmont Livingston
Madison Mamaroneck
Maplewood Millburn
Mineola Montclair
Mountain Lakes New York
Norwood Port Washington
Ridgewood Rye
Scarsdale Short Hills
Summit Tenafly

Compensation Arrangements

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News & Events

Total Alignment Launches Fee-Only MFO
When: 06/11/2013
Details:Press release regarding Total Alignment's launch. ...more