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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Monterey, California
Last Updated - 01-Aug-2022

Monterey has 3 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 27 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Monterey, California have an average of 13 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in Monterey, California mentioned below do 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 Monterey, California.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Monterey, California
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Allegra Swan
644 North Santa Cruz Ave Suite 4,
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Eddie Lee
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
16 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Personal Capital
3 Lagoon Drive,
Suite 200,
Redwood City, CA 94065
11 $22,400,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Monterey

Qualifications CRD# 5910316
Firm CRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 644 North Santa Cruz Ave Suite 4,
Los Gatos,
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Allegra Swan, CFP®, is an advisor in Allworth’s Los Gatos office. Raised in nearby Saratoga, California, Allegra is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Allegra’s primary role involves developing, implementing, and reviewing clients’ financial plans and investment strategies. In her spare time, Allegra enjoys mountain biking and hiking, and has long served as a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for the Santa Cruz County chapter.

About Allworth Financial

Based out of Sacramento, California, Allworth Financial is an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in retirement planning, investment advising, and 401(k) management with a direct approach to financial planning. Allworth delivers long- and short-term investment planning solutions and advice to help clients achieve their goals and plan strategically for retirement. The firm, which was founded in 1993, has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients and manages over $10 billion in client assets.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts

Qualifications CRD# 6711825
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara,
Phone Number 408-565-8572

As a financial planner, I have the privilege of helping individuals and families achieve their personal and financial goals. By addressing your concerns and understanding what is most important to you, I will develop a comprehensive financial plan to help guide you through every stage of life. Outside of work, my wife, Kathy, and I spend a lot of time cooking, working out, and searching for our next dog to adopt (Boston terrier or Saint Bernard or both).

About 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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.

Qualifications Firm CRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 3 Lagoon Drive,
Suite 200,
Redwood City,
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Personal Capital Advisors Corporation ("PCAC") compensates WiserAdvisor ("Company") for new leads. ("Company") is not an investment client of PCAC.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management

Top Financial Advisor Firms in Monterey, California (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
Monterey Private Wealth, Inc.
2340 Garden Road , Suite 202,
Monterey, CA 93940
$858,305,772 1809 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Integris Wealth Management, Llc
435 Washington Street , Suite A,
Monterey, CA 93940
$511,322,528 758 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Topturn Capital, Llc
40 Ragsdale Drive , Suite 100,
Monterey, CA 93940
$163,243,000 301 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees

    List of Additional Advisors in Monterey, California*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Ashley Burrell
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    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6137
    Herminia Ojeda
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    40 Ragsdale Dr, Ste 160, Monterey, CA  93940 408-796-7415
    Chris Stapleton
    Inquire with Chris
    40 Ragsdale Dr, Ste 160, Monterey, CA  93940 408-796-7415
    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors
    Inquire with Morgan
    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-373-1861
    Central Coast Financial Management
    Inquire with Central
    659 Abrego Street, Suite #7, Monterey, CA  93940 831-275-2608
    The Cortright Group
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    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6134
    William J Belanger
    Inquire with William
    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6133
    Philip Vy
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    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6121
    Gary Pirtle
    Inquire with Gary
    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6152
    Susan Yedlicka
    Inquire with Susan
    401 Fremont Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA  93940 831-646-6111
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