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Advisor Details

Financial Advisor in Fort Myers, FL with 8 Year(s) of Experience

Professional Designations

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) - 264033

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Personal Bio

Who I Am

Chris resides in Cape Coral, Florida with his family and when not serving his clients, Chris enjoys boating and fishing with his family, auto racing and aviation. Chris also serves as a Liaison Officer for his alma mater – The United States Air Force Academy. He is president of the local chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), the state Alzheimer’s chair, and a member of various veteran and service organizations.

Why I Do This

Chris began his career in financial services after retiring from both U.S. Air Force and federal government. Given his extensive background with both the armed forces and federal government communities, Chris joined a financial planning firm who primarily served active duty, retired military and federal government employees and their families. Wanting to provide expanded services to his clientele, Chris earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™️ certification and decided to join Conte Wealth Advisors.

What I Can Do For You

As a CFP® professional, Chris acts in a fiduciary role to develop and implement comprehensive financial plans. He believes in an integrated approach to assist his clients in reaching their financial goals and objectives. Chris specializes in Sustainable Investing (Socially Responsible Investing (SRIs), Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing.) If you are unfamiliar with this approach, he would be glad to discuss it with you!

Firm Name

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors

Firm Bio

Connecting You to Your Investments:

Investing Client

Invest with confidence, knowing that multiple entities are working toward protecting your financial assets. 

You have the freedom to choose to interact with your financial professional through a fee based or commission relationship, or both, based on your financial needs.

Financial Professional

A registered representative is licensed to sell securities, provides financial guidance to their clients and is typically paid a commission when you purchase a financial product.

An Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) provides financial guidance to their clients and is generally paid a fee for either managing assets, giving advice, or both. 

Investment Firm​

A broker-dealer facilitates the buying and selling of securities on behalf of the registered representative licensed with the firm and holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws.

A Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) processes the fee-based business of IARs licensed with the firm and holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws.

Custodian and Clearing Firms

Custodian and Clearing Firms provide the trade execution, clearing, custody and other services for securities and related transactions.

An independent broker-dealer can choose a non-affiliated clearing firm to provide the trade execution, clearing, custody and other related services for clients of their financial professionals. A clearing firm may also be a registered broker-dealer. Clearing relationships are typical throughout the industry and allow your financial professional to focus on helping you achieve your investment goals while taking advantage of the clearing firm's safeguards for the physical protection of your assets.

Regulators

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Firm SEC/CRD #

CRD#: 134139/SEC#: 801-63930

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Education

United States Air Force Academy
Bachelor of Science
Duration: 1982 - 1987
University of West Florida
M.P.A.
Duration: 1993 - 1996

License(s)

Series 7, Series 66, Life and Disability, Annuities

Advisor SEC/CRD #

CRD#: 6193505

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    BROKER CHECK
    SEC
    NASAA

    Are you a Fiduciary?

    Yes

    Do you receive any commissions or fees based upon financial products that you provide to your clients?

    Yes

    Methods of Compensation

    Assets Under Management (AUM), Fee-Based, Subscription

    Specialties

    Preferred Client Type

    Membership Associations

    National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)

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    Financial Planning Association (FPA) - 464186

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    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFPBS)

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    American College of Financial Services

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    Activities/Hobbies

    Faith and Familiy, Auto Racing, Fishing, Investing, Reading, Air Shows, Flying, Volunteering, Weight Lifting

    Military Veteran

    Air Force

    Publications Featured In

    Other

    Disclaimer

    Important disclosures can be found at: https://www.investingthatmatters.info/disclosures

    What is Sustainable Investing?

    Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. This is informally known as profits, planet, and people.

    Sustainable Investing is a broad term for investment approaches that consider Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) as well as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. The Sustainable Investing category also includes measuring the Impact from the investments.

    When you invest, you are buying into a business. Your investment shows support for the products and services that the business produces. Your investment also shows support for the manner in which that business is operated. Do you really know who you are in business with? Do their values match yours?

    Many people ask if investing in Sustainable values with affect their profits. One analysis compiled various studies around sustainable investing and came up with some interesting results. 88% of studies found that companies adhering to Social or Environmental standards showed better operational performance. 80% of studies showed that adhering to Social or Environmental standards had a positive effect on the company's stock price performance.

    According to Morningstar, estimated flows into sustainable funds reached $13.5 billion through September 2019. This is a substantial increase from the $5.5 billion invested in all of 2018. That accounts for a growth rate of more than 150%.

    Would you like to be a part of this growth?

    Christian Stearns

Contact:

2740 Oak Ridge Court
Fort Myers, FL 33901

cstearns@contewealth.com

(239) 288-4237

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