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Qualified Financial Advisors in Pasadena, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Sasha Shteyn
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
150 South Los Robles Avenue,
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-768-2972
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
---,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
650-556-1310
Paul Taghibagi
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" Certificant, CFP®
Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC
2121 Avenue of the Stars,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-712-2323
Jarret Rodriguez-Conklin
CIMA®, ChFC®
Homestead Wealth Management, Corp
333 E. Foothill Blvd,
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-667-0587
John E. Meinert
AAMS®
Meinert Wealth Management LLC
5000 E. Spring St., Suite 340,
Long Beach, CA 90815
562-474-1717
Joe Azzopardi
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
21515 Hawthorne Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90503
424-230-7435
Corey Fast
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2400 E. Katella Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92806
714-841-0982
Rachel Vivian
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
21550 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
424-230-7438
Zain Griffith
Dash Investments
21600 Oxnard Street Ste 1755,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
21600 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
415-748-9181
Jennifer Shintani
CMFC®, AAMS®, CRPC®, RFC
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
600 Anton Blvd,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
657-212-3012
Simon Reeves
RIA
TideRock Financial
9900 Research Drive,
Irvine, CA 92618
877-433-3665
James Peters
ChFC®
Centaurus Financial
18662 Macarthur Blvd,
Irvine, CA 92612
949-631-3840

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Pasadena

Qualifications CRD# 4453802
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 150 South Los Robles Avenue,
Suite 880,
Pasadena,
CA
91101
Phone Number 626-768-2972

As a financial planning professional, I recognize that my role is not only that of an advisor, but also a coach, confidante and friend. My goal is to improve my clients' financial well-being and help them to achieve quality of life now and in retirement by tailoring meaningful solutions to their unique situations. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and daughter. We love to travel, explore new places, read, learn, stay active and spend time outdoors.

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 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 FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location ---,
Los Angeles,
CA
90012
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management


Qualifications CRD# 2075689
FirmCRD# 468
Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2121 Avenue of the Stars,
Suite 1600,
Los Angeles,
CA
90067
Phone Number 310-712-2323

Paul Taghibagi, CFP®, AIF® is a Founding Partner with SEIA. He is one of the four founding partners, who share over two decades of teamwork together. He is a Partner with Signature Comprehensive Insurance Services, LLC (SCIS). Paul has been in the securities industry since 1990. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Los Angeles and also serves on the Investment Committee for SEIA. Paul resides in Santa Monica, California. He enjoys sports, traveling and spending time in the local community with his family and friends. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" certification in 1993, after completing the CFP® professional education program through the College of Financial Planning. Paul also has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation conferred by Fiduciary360, receiving formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility. He is a licensed insurance agent (CA Ins. License #0798553).

About Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC

Welcome to Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC (SEIA®) is a Registered Investment Advisory firm offering Investment Management and Financial Planning Services tailored to meet the unique needs of affluent individuals, institutions, and corporations. SEIA's reputation is earned on a daily basis, in each client relationship and professional affiliation we maintain. Accordingly, these values shape our firm: SEIA mandates extensive and comprehensive requirements for all advisors in the areas of accredited degrees, professional designations, licensing, and ethics requirements. Continuous enhanced education and experience enable our Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA®) to design individually tailored strategies and provide relationship-based financial advice meeting both the short and long term goals of each client. Confidential, unbiased, high quality financial advice is the core of our wealth management strategies.


Qualifications CRD# 4977996
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 63, 66

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


Office Location 333 E. Foothill Blvd,
San Dimas,
CA
91773
Phone Number 909-667-0587

I will always be a Peekskill kid, born and raised forty-five minutes north of New York City and just thirty minutes from West Point (USMA). After graduating from Hendrick Hudson High School, I pursued my dream of joining and becoming a United States Marine. I served from 1999  2006, during which time I participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon my honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, I relocated to Southern California, where I accepted an offer to join Morgan Stanley. In 2005 I moved my practice to Banc of America Investment Services (now Merrill Lynch.) In 2009 I joined Wells Fargo Advisors, where I enjoyed the privilege of serving my clients for eleven years. In January 2021, I launched Homestead Wealth Management, Corp in partnership with LPL Financial. I currently hold the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation, which was obtained and taught by The American College of Financial Services. Also, I hold the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (or CIMA® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association®, and taught by Yale School of Management. As a comprehensive Financial Advisor, I can help in the following areas. General principles of financial strategies (for example, personal financial statements, net worth statements) Insurance planning and risk management Investment planning Income tax planning strategies Retirement planning Estate planning strategies I have been with my wife Florinda for fifteen years, and we have three children, Vincent, Alexander, and Isabella. Outside of work and family, I volunteer my time helping men who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse. I also volunteer to work with teenagers who are serving time with the Los Angeles Youth Authority (CYA), where I mentor these young men and encourage them to turn their lives around. My faith shows me that I must carry a message of hope to those who may be hopeless. Homestead Wealth Management and LPL Financial do not provide legal advice or tax services. Please consult your legal advisor or tax advisor regarding your specific situation. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

About Homestead Wealth Management, Corp

In today's busy world, clients are looking for different ways to engage with financial professionals. Some clients would like help with investment management, while others are focused on financial planning questions. When should I file for social security benefits, manage my 401k, what benefits package should I choose. These are a few of the questions that individuals have. We can simplify what seems complex by offering clients options on how they work with us at Homestead Wealth Management. As an independent boutique wealth management firm, we offer a personalized experience for those looking to develop a trusted relationship. Our clients will never feel as if they are small fish in a big pond.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management


Qualifications CRD# 2849825
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 24, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Based on Assets, Commissions, Hourly


Office Location 5000 E. Spring St., Suite 340,
Long Beach,
CA
90815
Phone Number 562-474-1717

John is a 25-year veteran of the investment and financial services industry. John spent 15 years at Edward Jones, opening and building the Cerritos branch office. In 2011 he made the decision to take his practice independent, to build a less sales and transaction based business, and to focus more on the advisory/fiduciary relationship of investment planning and wealth management for clients who are serious about addressing their important financial goals. John is the Managing Member of Meinert Wealth Management LLC and is a Principal/Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) for other LPL financial advisor(s). John has been active in his community over the years serving on the boards of the South East Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (past-chair), Community Family Guidance Center and the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce (past-president, Business of the Year). John and his wife, Maria, work together to serve the needs of the families and business owners they work with. John is also a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

About Meinert Wealth Management LLC

We provide planning, investment strategies and risk management to families and business owners from all walks of life who are serious about addressing their important financial goals. We do so through long-term relationships and through conservative financial principles of investing and wealth preservation. Let us help you with your important financial goals today!!

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5237132
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 21515 Hawthorne Blvd,
Suite 580,
Torrance,
CA
90503
Phone Number 424-230-7435

As a financial planner, I see myself as a combination of coach, guide, on-demand psychologist, reliable friend, historian and futurist. I feel privileged to be the person in my clients' lives who gives them the guidance they need in order to help them enjoy the fruits of their labor. In my free time, I most enjoy sports, movies and boating. I'm also an avid car enthusiast.

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 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# 4866465
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2400 E. Katella Ave.,
Suite 410,
Anaheim,
CA
92806
Phone Number 714-841-0982

Joined Edelman Financial Engines in 2015. Began his career in the financial services industry in 2005. Successfully completed the Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and 66 examination(s) administered by FINRA. Earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification(s). Bachelor of Science in Technology, Bowling Green State University.

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 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# 5034679
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 21550 Oxnard Street,
Suite 950,
Woodland Hills,
CA
91367
Phone Number 424-230-7438

I bring passion and experience to the office every day. I enjoy partnering with my clients to help them make smart financial choices now so that they can have the freedom to do what makes them happiest in the future. Away from work, I love staying healthy doing indoor cycling, Pilates and taking family bike rides along the beach.

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 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# 5741663
FirmCRD# 135281
Series 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 21600 Oxnard Street Ste 1755,
Woodland Hills,
CA
91367
Phone Number 415-748-9181

Office Location 21600 Oxnard Street,
Ste1755,
Woodland Hills,CA 91367
Phone Number 415-748-9181

Zain Griffith joined Dash Investments in 2009 as a Regional Vice President and has extensive experience in the financial services and investment industry. Prior to joining Dash Investments, Zain worked in the investment banking industry where he specialized in providing merger and acquisition advice and valuation opinions to small and medium sized companies. He also served as a research analyst for a well-known value-oriented investment publication based in New York City. Zain earned a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Zain can review your current financial situation, learn more about your goals and objectives, and help determine whether Dash Investments approach to financial planning and wealth management might benefit you.

About Dash Investments

Dash Investments is a fee-only independent investment firm featured by "Money Magazine" and "Forbes" as one of the top financial advisory firms in the country and has been covered in major business publications such as Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. We offer comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning and asset management services. Our firm is built on the philosophy that each client deserves individual attention and proactive service. We want to be a partner in your success. At Dash, each client's portfolio is personally overseen and managed by our Executive Investment Committee, a team with over 50 years of combined experience. Heading the committee is Founder & Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Dash. Jonathan Dash is the Founder of Dash Investments. As Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for all the investment management and asset allocation decisions at the firm. With over 25 years of experience in investment management, Mr. Dash has an established reputation as a superior money manager.


Qualifications CRD# 4317375
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 600 Anton Blvd,
Suite 1750,
Costa Mesa,
CA
92626
Phone Number 657-212-3012

I've been a financial planner since 2001. My favorite part is partnering with my clients to help them piece together their financial picture and put them on a path that will enable them to achieve their life goals. My time away from work is spent with my family and doing things we love like hiking, playing racquetball and skateboarding.

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 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# 2835991
FirmCRD# 155622
Series 65

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


Office Location 9900 Research Drive,
Irvine,
CA
92618
Phone Number 877-433-3665

Simon brings 20 years of investment experience to his role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TideRock Financial. He specializes in advising wealthy families and high-net worth individuals to help them achieve their long-term investment goals, including estate and heritage planning. As a former Wall Street trader, Simon utilizes his unique investment insight to create globally diversified, tax-efficient portfolios based on solid academic research and an in-depth analysis of economic, political, and social developments around the world. His clients include current and former professionals at the top of their respective fields, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers, and attorneys. Simon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Saddleback Memorial Foundation. As a member of the Board's Investment Committee, he helps one of Orange County's leading non-profit hospital systems to invest its substantial portfolio and further its mission. Prior to becoming an independent wealth manager, Simon was the Founder and President of his own options trading company on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in New York. There he generated significant profits utilizing risk-averse trading strategies, eventually expanding his company to include traders on the floors of the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Born and raised in New York City, Simon holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan with an emphasis on global economics.

About TideRock Financial

Simon brings 20 years of investment experience to his role as founder and chief executive officer of TideRock Financial. He specializes in advising wealthy families and high-net worth individuals to help them achieve their long-term investment goals, including estate and heritage planning. As a former Wall Street trader, Simon utilizes his unique investment insight to create globally diversified, tax efficient portfolios based on solid academic research and an in-depth analysis of economic, political, and social developments around the world. His clients include current and former professionals at the top of their respective fields, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers, and attorneys.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 2665577
FirmCRD# 30833
Series 6, 7, 63

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


Office Location 18662 Macarthur Blvd,
Suite 200,
Irvine,
CA
92612
Phone Number 949-631-3840

About Centaurus Financial

We help our clients accomplish their financial goals. We customize our clients investments and financial plans to to help them meet their individual needs. The real benefit of using our firm is that our clients feel their financial dreams will be accomplished and that we are there to provide service as their needs change.


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