Dennis Gibb, CFP
Sweetwater Investments, Inc.

Tel: (425) 861-0112
8561 154th Avenue NE, Suite 270
Redmond, WA 98052

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Sweetwater Investments, Inc. | Financial Advisor in Redmond ,WA

About Sweetwater Investments, Inc.

Sweetwater Investments was named one of the Top 100 independent investment firms by Barron's in 2007.

Sweetwater's mission is to create for each client a financial plan fully reflective of the client's goals, perceptions, experience and needs. At the end of our process the finished plans will be to one the client would have created if they had the time, energy and aptitude.

Sweetwater combines its 34 years of experience in the financial markets with academic learning and congruent philosophy and methodology to create a fully client focused experience.

We seek to be our client's servant leader in the financial markets and to create a service profile so extraordinary that each client will unreservedly refers us their friends.

34 Years of Experience


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General Information

States Licensed in:   WA
Number of Years with Current Firm:   19
Work Experience:   Dean Witter (1974 to 1979)
Morgan Stanley (1979 to 1984)
Bear Stearns (1984 to 1989)
I work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations , Individual Investors , Indian tribes


Services

Investment Types:   Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) , Alternative Investments , Options & Futures , Bonds , Mutual Funds , Stocks
I can meet clients in the following ways:   Via email , At my office , At your office , Via phone


Qualifications & Memberships

Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Non-Financial Organization Memberships:   Knights of Columbus, VFW,


Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   125
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   50
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   125
Assets Managed by Firm:   $1.5 billion
Advisor's Number of Clients:   50
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   35
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   15
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $1 billion


Compliance

Registered Investment Advisor:   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:   I am a fee-only financial professional
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $250,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets , Hourly , Flat Fee
Fee % Based on Assets:   1%
Hourly Rate:   $160
Additional Details on Charges:   We offer a flexible fee system based on what the client desires to accomplish. When we act as an investment consultant we are only compensated by hourly fee to maintain a conflict free view of the client's situation. Our hourly fee is also charged when we act for clients in performing due diligence on investments currently being considered.

Before any terms of service are agreed to we provide full disclosure of our fee structure and an estimate of the cost to the cleint.



Faqs

  • Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy? We attempt to make sure there is a fit between Sweetwater and the cleint before we charge a fee so there is less likelyhood of a refund being needed. If fees are paid in advance we refund them prorata if we are terminated before the end of the quarter
  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? We have various qualifications. CFP, CHLU, MBA, CSA,
  • What is your approach to financial planning? We believe that all areas of a client's life are important in considering the course of a financial plan. We work closely with the client's other advisors in the areas of tax and estate law to create a comprehensive plan. We are dynamic in reviewing the plan. We also spend a good deal of time determining the goals of the client and seperating the wants from the needs.
  • What services do you offer? We offer services in the area of investmnet management and consultation. We perform due diligence on investments proposed for cleints. We conduct financial planning and retirment planning.
  • How many clients do you currently manage? We have 75 relationships which contain about 125 accounts
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Dennis Gibb, CFP

Dennis Gibb, CFP

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificant, CLU, CSA


Dennis's investment career has spanned over 4 decades. He started as a retail broker with H. Ross Perot's brokerage firm then joined Dean Witter. He has held senior positions with Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. In addition to his retail experience he has worked on the institutional fixed income
side of the business, as an investment banker, assistance office manager and compliance officer.

In 1989 he founded Sweetwater Investments a registered investment advisor. Sweetwater is dedicated to the strict observance of the fiduciary standard. Sweetwater is dedicated to helping clients plan their financial futures, execute their plan and removing the stress which often comes with financial decisions.

Dennis is a cum laude graduate of Parsons College with degrees in Sociology, History and Psychology. His graduate studies at the University of Chicago were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, His service included a tour to Vietnam during which he was wounded in action.

Dennis has frequently testified before both the U.S House and Senate on investment-related matters as well as before the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been a guest commentator on CNBC and hosted a radio show with 9 million listeners.

In his spare time Dennis enjoys fly fishing, opera, good conversation and sipping scotch by a warm fire with a good book

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