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Find the Best Financial Advisors in Tennessee

Tennessee is a state known to proudly showcase its vibrant music industry. With its cost of living 8% lower than the national average and a thriving economy, Tennessee presents a promising economic climate that harbors potential for financial growth and stability for the state's 7 million residents. Whether you're looking to establish a business, explore real estate ventures, or embark on other investment endeavors, seeking the assistance of a knowledgeable and trustworthy financial advisor in Tennessee may be beneficial. We recommend that you begin your search for ranked financial advisors and advisory firms through WiserAdvisor's directory below. These screened financial advisors offer a range of financial services such as financial planning, investment management, wealth management, retirement planning, estate planning, and more.

Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Tennessee

Last Updated - April 08, 2024

Tennessee has 8 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Tennessee have an average of 18 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Tennessee mentioned below does not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in Tennessee.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in Tennessee

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Bud Milligan
CRPC®, MBA, CRPC®
MILLIGAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT
3725 Highway 196 South, Ste D,
Collierville, TN 38017
12 Years $44,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Jacob Bauchmann
CFP®, CFA®
LPL FINANCIAL
3401 Mallory Lane Ste 100,
Franklin, TN 37067
11 Years $205,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Russ Kefauver
AWMA®, CRPC®
KEFAUVER FINANCIAL PLANNING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
1020 William Blount Dr.,
Maryville, TN 37801
16 Years Not Specified $0 Fee-Based
Gabriel Talley
CFP®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 450,
Brentwood, TN 37027
12 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Travis Cullman
CFP®, CPFA
SAGESPRING WEALTH PARTNERS
136 Concord Rd,
Knoxville, TN 37934
7 Years Not Specified $100,000 Fee-Based
Flagship Financial Advisors
CMFC®, CRPC®, AAMS®, AIF®
5200 Maryland Way,
Suite 202,
Brentwood, TN 37027
52 Years Not Specified $50,000 Fee-Only
OneSouth Financial Group
*,
Kingsport, TN 37663
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
TBH Global Asset Management LLC
125 3rd Avenue North,
Franklin, TN 37064
Not Disclosed Not Specified $250,000 Not Specified

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Qualifications CRD# 5862241
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 3725 Highway 196 South, Ste D,
Collierville,
TN
38017
Phone Number 201-600-1680

I am an independent financial advisor and wealth manager with more than 12 years' experience. Over the years, I noticed that many larger broker dealers who owned their own products often recommended them without consideration of competitive products and services. That's why I made the decision to move to an independent broker dealer. With my industry experience, financial MBA, undergraduate degree in psychology, and a drive to provide personalize and distinct recommendations, my clients know they can depend on a carefully crafted plan to pursue their financial goals without the product-focused approach of larger companies. As an independent financial advisor, I am proud to manage the wealth for individuals who are professionals or executives in manufacturing, transportation/logistics, pharmaceuticals, and medical device industries. Wealth management services include managing investments, financial and estate planning strategies, and risk management planning. I also help businesses and employers manage their retirement plans through plan design, platform selection, financial wellness classes, and executive benefits. I live in Hernando, MS with my wife, two daughters, two dogs, two birds, and a cat. When I am not managing the practice, I enjoy golfing, running, hiking, camping, and fishing with my family.

About Milligan Wealth Management

Milligan Wealth Management

We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience. No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attentionfrom planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available. Recognizing that everyone encounters challenges along the way, we strive to anticipate and address those situations as they occur. We want to keep you on track toward a meaningful and purpose-driven financial future. We invite you to check out all the material on our website. If you have any questions, please send us an email or call the office. We look forward to speaking with you.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5692581
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 24, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 3401 Mallory Lane Ste 100,
Franklin,
TN
37067
Phone Number 619-729-4949

Jake has been a licensed financial advisor with LPL Financial since 2012. He is a CFA® charterholder as well as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). His financial practice is built around 3 generations and 40+ years of wealth management. While Jake's main focus is serving clients in the Nashville and San Diego area, he now assists nearly 200 clients across 16 states. Jake currently lives in the Nashville area with his wife and 4 boys. He differentiates himself by offering personalized investment management and striving to provide a unique unmatched client experience.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial

We bring over 45 years of experience assisting clients in developing strategies with the goal of creating, building, and sustaining wealth over time. We provide the most personal service available, thus earning a reputation for excellence in our community. Our investment strategies provide you with access to a large variety of well known companies. Our company is based on the principle that education and understanding of your current financial situation is vital to make successful prudent decisions.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 5295768
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 1020 William Blount Dr.,
Maryville,
TN
37801
Phone Number 865-268-9585

Russ is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with over 15 years of financial planning experience. He is a member of the Flagship Harbor Advisors network, and also a member of the Financial Planning Association. Russ also proudly supports the Foundation for Financial Planning which brings free, professional financial advice to wounded veterans, domestic violence survivors, and many others. Russ believes that every client needs help realizing their Big Ideas and that smart financial planning goes a long way toward helping clients enjoy life's simple pleasures.

About Kefauver Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Kefauver Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Kefauver Financial Planning & Wealth Management tends to focus on the needs of families and professionals, and those who look to us for serious financial planning and investment assistance on the approach to, and duration of, retirement. We'll strive to give you the attentiveness deserving of that important honor. From more than two decades of financial planning and service, we are convinced of three simple things: Everyone has BIG IDEAS to fund. You have meaningful, life-long aspirations. Whether retirement or something else, these need consistent action and a financial plan. We can help with both. Funding starts by AVOIDING MISTAKES. Our most important work is to help you avoid the Big Mistake: over-reaction to life stress or market conditions during moments that risk derailment of long-term plans. SMART PLANNING can help you get there. Flexible, comprehensive financial planning and thoughtful advice can provide reassurance as you endeavor to enjoy more of life's simple pleasures. Let's start today.


Qualifications CRD# 6123199
Firm CRD# 104510

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 450,
Brentwood,
TN
37027
Phone Number 615-628-3204

I enjoy finding outside-the-box solutions to my clients' financial situations and thrive off the "aha" moment that occurs when clients gain an understanding of the financial planning process. I love spending time with my wife, Pamela; our three kids, Caroline, Cooper and Benjamin; and our two dogs, Jax and Teddy. When I'm not in the office, you will find us strolling around local parks and spending time outdoors.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

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.


Qualifications CRD# 6153106
Firm CRD# 6694
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 136 Concord Rd,
Knoxville,
TN
37934
Phone Number 865-686-5202

Growing up in the Lone Star State, Travis learned the meaning of hard work at an early age. Patching fence and feeding cows, Travis spent his childhood as a ranch hand helping his dad maintain 800 acres beneath the sweltering Texas sun. Cowboy boots and blue jeans were not only functional--they were necessary protection from thorns, ticks, and every other "challenge of nature" that ranch work presented!

Travis began his financial planning career with SageSpring. After marrying his college sweetheart, Travis saw an unfulfilled need in East Tennessee, so he started his own branch in Knoxville to serve the city and the surrounding communities.

Travis' true calling is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and ensures their families will be confident in their finances. To help meet these goals, Travis leads Cullman Wealth Team and incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants, and other professionals to provide exceptional service and advice.

In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Travis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner*. Travis enjoys working with fellow Dave Ramsey fans and supporting Financial Peace University coordinators.

Travis and his wife, Rebekah, live in Knoxville and are active members of their local church. They are enthusiastic fans of Dave Ramsey and the broader message of financial literacy and behavioral change pioneered by Ramsey Solutions. Travis' work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion, and integrity. Outside of work, Travis enjoys music, football, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and three young children, Bryan, Brynleigh, and Tyler.

About SageSpring Wealth Partners

SageSpring Wealth Partners

SageSpring Wealth Partners operates as a family. Through our broker-dealer, Raymond James, we have the support of a large company, while offering you the intimate service of a small firm. We build our relationships through trust. Over time, we come together to serve you in your pursuit of financial independence and a plan for the future.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 283816
Series 6, 7, 31, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Flat Fee


Office Location 5200 Maryland Way,
Suite 202,
Brentwood,
TN
37027
Phone Number 615-823-2233

About Flagship Financial Advisors

Flagship Financial Advisors

Achievement and success often come with financial complexity. The Flagship Financial team can help simplify your financial life so you can live the life you envision. Our fact-based personalized investing approach, planning and management experience, and independence bring control and accountability to the entire relationship to better prepare you to weather surprises and minimize volatility. Using over Flagship Financial Advisors 50 Years of combined experience to guide through those challenges puts us in a position to impact lives on a daily basis.  Impacting lives & that is why we love our role.  The formulation of Flagship Financial Advisors was driven by the teams desire to provide clients the best financial solutions for their situations. We are honored to work with Trusted Partners, an exceptional clientele, fostering long-term relationships - built on trust, communication and mutual respect. Our coordinated approach is opposite of how most of the industry works. As FIDUCIARIES, we are legally bound to act in your best interests. And that's NOT the norm.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 6577968
Firm CRD# 4173


Office Location *,
Kingsport,
TN
37663
Phone Number 423-276-7900

About OneSouth Financial Group

OneSouth Financial Group

OneSouth Financial Group is an insurance and financial services firm that utilizes a distinct macro-economic process with our clients. This nontraditional approach helps our clients understand financial concepts and dynamics, which then forms the foundation for a personalized road map that helps balance growth potential with the reduction of risk for their future. We offer a wide variety of financial products and services to provide these economic strategies for our clients, who include individuals, families, and business owners. As a general agency with the companies of OneAmerica®, we are proud of our reputation for helping our clients create possibilities in their lives. Our experienced and knowledgeable professionals provide a "hands on" approach to financial guidance. We keep you focused on where you want to go, advise you on how to get there, and continually remind you of the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach to realizing your goals. Contact us to learn more about our proven approach and see what we can offer to provide clarity about your financial future.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 145536
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Based on Assets


Office Location 125 3rd Avenue North,
Franklin,
TN
37064
Phone Number 615-465-6397

About TBH Global Asset Management LLC

TBH Global Asset Management LLC

At TBH, in Franklin, TN, our team lives in the community we serve - Williamson County, Tennessee. We take pride in being a locally owned and operated firm, and we develop relationships that last for generations. We like to earn the privilege of those long-term relationships. Our clients' interests come first, and every relationship is treated as a partnership. Our goal with each client who walks through our door is to identify risks and surpass their financial expectations and goals.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Tennessee (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN L.P.
501 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203
4134 58634 $582,388,000,000
A Percentage of AUM, Subscription Fees, Fixed Fees, Commission Based, Performance Based
NEPHILA ADVISORS LLC
3811 Bedford Avenue, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37215
39 44 $18,829,944,477
Other (COST + 10%)
FIRST HORIZON ADVISORS, INC
4990 Poplar Avenue, 3rd Floor, Memphis, TN 38117
224 9360 $11,300,952,063
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
ARCLINE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LP
3803 Bedford Avenue, Suite No. 106, Nashville, TN 37215-2564
46 9 $10,041,415,942
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
GERBER/TAYLOR MANAGEMENT LLC
40 South Main Street, Suite 1900, Memphis, TN 38103
41 220 $9,208,094,171
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees, Performance Based
B. RILEY WEALTH ADVISORS, INC.
40 S. Main St., Suite 1800, Memphis, TN 38103
503 20323 $6,884,819,404
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
6410 Poplar Ave., Ste. 900, Memphis, TN 38119-4843
37 49 $5,479,257,682
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
INTEROCEAN CAPITAL
150 4th Avenue North, Suite 1410, Nashville, TN 37219
33 7253 $5,339,057,409
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees, Other (REVENUE SHARING WITH OUR AFFILIATES, FRS & FTCS (SEE SCHEDULE D))
GSV EQUITY HOLDINGS, LLC
2035 Lakeside Centre Way, Suite 200, Knoxville, TN 37922
32 13 $5,280,060,732
Other (CARRIED INTEREST)
SAGESPRING WEALTH PARTNERS
801 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, TN 37067
170 27053 $4,277,447,071
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
WEAVER C. BARKSDALE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
One Burton Hills Blvd, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37215-6104
11 135 $3,725,518,751
A Percentage of AUM
HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
850 Ridge Lake Blvd, Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38120
20 953 $3,100,659,199
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based, Other (SUBSCRIPTION FEES)
POINTER MANAGEMENT, LLC
832 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1100, Chattanooga, TN 37402
16 6 $3,100,577,425
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
PRINCIPAL STREET PARTNERS, LLC
949 Shady Grove Rd South, Suite 402, Memphis, TN 38120
13 99 $2,780,152,172
A Percentage of AUM, Performance Based
THOROUGHBRED FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC
5110 Maryland Way, Suite 300, Brentwood, TN 37027-7508
33 6087 $2,440,440,866
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To find a list of registered financial advisors in Tennessee, you can utilize our Tennessee advisor directory as the majority of advisors listed there provide a range of services, such as retirement planning, investment management, estate planning, tax planning, insurance planning, and wealth management. The specific services that an advisor offers may depend on their area of expertise, so it's important to find an advisor whose services align with your needs and financial goals. Additionally, you may use the WiserAdvisor free match tool to connect with 2-3 registered and vetted financial advisors matched to your specific financial needs and objectives.

    To check if a financial advisor in Tennessee has any disciplinary actions or complaints filed against them, you can use the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) BrokerCheck tool. This tool enables individuals to complete a thorough background check on financial professionals like brokers, brokerage firms, financial advisors, investment advisors, advising firms, etc. The detailed information provided through BrokerCheck includes their employment history, certifications, licenses, and active or past violations within the last ten years so that you can make an informed decision while hiring an advisor. We recommend using this guide to know how to use BrokerCheck to evaluate a financial advisor’s credentials.

    During the initial consultation with a potential financial advisor in Tennessee, it's recommended to ask them about their experience, areas of expertise, investment philosophy, fee and compensation methods, and their approach to financial planning. You should also ask about their fiduciary duty, which means they are legally and ethically bound to act in your best interests. It's important to choose an advisor who communicates clearly and transparently and whose values align with your own. To further understand if a financial advisor is best suited to your financial needs, consider using the following 10 Key Questions You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor.

    The cost of hiring a financial advisor in Tennessee varies depending on the advisor's experience, services, and fee structure. Some advisors charge a percentage of assets under management, ranging from approx. 1.02% or a fixed rate of approx. $7,500 and above. Meanwhile, other advisors charge an hourly rate, fee-based, or solely earn a commission from financial product sales. It's important to understand the advisor's fee structure and any potential conflicts of interest before engaging in their services. To get a better understanding of how financial advisors charge and the factors influencing their fees, read more on what are the costs of hiring a financial advisor.

    When choosing a financial advisor in Tennessee, look for some common credentials like Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). These designations indicate that the advisor has undergone certified training in the field as a financial advisor and is committed to keeping your best interests a priority. To ensure you are making an informed decision while picking an advisor, explore the 6 common financial advisor certifications you need to know. To further explore the various credentials an advisor can hold, read more about advisor designations.

    By working with an advisor who specializes in providing wealth management services, you can receive assistance in achieving your financial goals through personalized and comprehensive financial planning. The advisor can work closely with you to set clear objectives and devise a tailored financial plan encompassing investment management, tax planning, and risk management strategies. They also will regularly review and adjust the plan to accommodate changing circumstances and market conditions. To further explore how financial advisors listed on our directory for the state of Tennessee can support you, learn more about the different types of financial advisors and their areas of expertise.

    Yes, Tennessee residents have access to a range of retirement planning strategies and/or options. They can participate in employer-sponsored plans like 401(k)s or 403(b)s, Roth IRAs, and state pension plans. Additionally, Tennessee residents can benefit from Social Security benefits, annuities, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and diverse investment accounts to further enrich retirement plans. If you are seeking to learn more about how a financial advisor can help in tailoring retirement strategies that align with your personal circumstances and state-specific regulations to secure your financial future in retirement, learn more about why you should hire a retirement advisor.

    To determine the ideal retirement age and the timeline for your financial situation in Tennessee, several factors should be considered. Begin by assessing your current financial health, including savings, investments, and any employer-sponsored retirement plans. You also want to consider your anticipated Social Security benefits, desired lifestyle in retirement and expenses, and factors regarding your health and family longevity. To learn more about how to ensure your retirement is aligned with your financial capabilities and aspirations, learn more about the 6 important factors to assess your retirement readiness.

    When choosing a financial advisor in Tennessee, you should consider factors including qualifications, years of relevant experience, method of compensation, and services offered. Additionally, it's important to ensure that an advisor has the necessary licenses and registrations with trusted regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or the Tennessee State Securities Board. To learn more, read the guide on how to use FINRA's BrokerCheck tool to evaluate a financial advisor’s credentials.

    When working with a financial advisor in Tennessee you can expect personalized guidance in managing your finances, setting goals, and creating a comprehensive financial plan. They will provide objective advice and help you navigate complex financial matters. Additionally, they will assist you in making informed investment decisions to optimize your financial well-being and strive to help you achieve your financial objectives. If you are considering working with a financial advisor, read more to explore what a financial advisor can do for you.

    A retirement planning advisor in Tennessee can provide valuable guidance on optimizing your Social Security benefits by analyzing your unique financial situation. They can help you determine the most advantageous age to start claiming benefits based on factors such as your expected lifespan, other sources of income, and individual goals. They'll consider how working during retirement and potential tax implications might impact your benefits. Through careful analysis and personalized strategies, they can assist you in making informed decisions that maximize your Social Security benefits over the long term. To learn more about how you can further benefit from the help of a retirement planner, explore why you should hire a retirement advisor.

    Yes, a financial advisor can help you create a comprehensive retirement income plan that considers your investments, pensions, and various income sources, tailored to Tennessee's specific financial landscape. They'll analyze your current financial situation, assess your retirement goals, and provide strategies to optimize income generation, manage taxes, and ensure long-term financial security, all while adhering to state-specific regulations and considerations.

    How often you should meet with your financial advisor may depend on your specific financial situation and goals. For complex finances, you may need to meet with your financial advisor weekly or monthly, while for those with regular income and simpler investments, quarterly or annual meetings may be enough. Your advisor can assist in determining the suitable meeting frequency based on your circumstances. Read on to learn more about how often you should meet with your advisor.