Founder + CEO
Passionate about independence. Dedicated to elevating the RIA experience.
Chuck has been a financial advisor for more than 25 years. He started in the early 90s as a "cold calling cowboy" in NYC selling individual stocks. As he built his book, he always planned to go independent and did so in 1999 by opening an independent branch of Raymond James Financial. At that time, Chuck earned his CFP® designation and transitioned from individual stock picking to financial planning and asset allocating using mutual funds and SMAs. Chuck's practice evolved into what is today Sovereign Financial Group, Inc., an SEC registered RIA. With offices and advisors in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, Sovereign is one of the fastest growing, independently owned RIAs in the Northeast.
Chuck is also the Director of Sovereign Advisor Solutions (SAS)-- a division of Sovereign Financial Group, Inc. SAS helps advisors transition to RIA by offering a comprehensive plug and play solution for going independent.
Chuck’s involvement in the RIA community runs deep… In addition to running Sovereign, Chuck is also a columnist for InvestmentNews. His regular column focuses entirely on the RIA space. Chuck is also the Co-Chair of InvestmentNews’ annual national RIA Summits.
Chuck received his degree in Finance from The University of Connecticut and completed his coursework for the CFP® certification with The American College. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FPA of Connecticut and Chairs their Pro Bono / Public Outreach Committee.ph. Drag me to add paragraph to your block, write your own text and edit me.
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