Qualifications

Christian has been helping individuals and business owners for more than 25 years develop and attain financial goals.  Currently Christian is licensed to conduct business in eleven states

This practice has a foundation of developing and maintaining lasting relationships. (Hint: Christian still has his first client!)

One of the benefits of working with DePaul Wealth Management is the clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. Your personalized program will act like a financial compass to a secure financial future.

 

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ – CFP®

The most comprehensive and recognized designation in comprehensive financial planning. Training covers the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits and retirement planning, estate planning, investment management and insurance. Candidates must pass a two day, ten hour comprehensive final exam. The CFP® certification mark identifies individuals who have met the education, examination, experience and ethics standards established by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. CFP® certificants are required to complete 30 hours of CE each reporting period: CFP® practitioners agree to be bound by CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Practice Standards. This demonstrates to the public that you have agreed to provide personal financial planning in the client’s best interest and to act in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards for the practice of financial planning. The marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and are owned by CFP Board in the U.S. and are protected by trademark law. Only those individuals who have fully satisfied CFP Board’s requirements are authorized to use the CFP® certification marks.

 

MASTER of SCIENCE in FINANCE– MS – majoring in PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

As awarded by the College for Financial Planning, this personal financial planning major is a general course of study, emphasizing the traditional areas of financial planning and integrating the CFP® Certification Professional Education Program courses. This financial education builds on a foundation of business, economics, and quantitative skills. The program is designed to offer more conceptual understanding of finance while developing analytical and critical thinking abilities. This major incorporates technical competence, application of financial tools to decision-making, value creation for stakeholders, professional responsibility and ethics.

 

CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST™ – CDFA™

The CDFA™ designation is training in an additional niche to enhance my knowledge as a CFP® when working with the financial issues of divorcing clients. CDFA™ professionals must develop their theoretical and practical understanding and knowledge of the financial aspects of divorce by completing a comprehensive course of study approved by the IDFA. CDFA™ professionals must have two years experience in a financial or legal capacity prior to earning the right to use the CDFA™ certification mark. Practitioners agree to abide by a strict code of professional conduct known as the IDFA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility that sets forth their ethical responsibilities to the public, clients, employers and other professionals.

 

NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor

The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.

The idea for the Financial Advisor Registration Program came from the players themselves. It was created to provide players with an additional layer of protection – not just from poor financial advice, but also from outright fraud. The principal intent of the Program is to benefit the players themselves.

 

General Securities Principal – Series 24 Registered Principal

The Series 24 is the license for NASD managers to supervise branch activities. Series 24 training covers: Supervision of Investment Banking; Trading; Market Supervision; Sales Supervision; Primary and Secondary Markets; Supervising Customer Accounts and orders and Investment Companies. Prerequisite License: Series 7

 

Municipal Fund Securities Limited Principal – Series 51 Limited Principal

The Series 51 is required for persons who manage or supervise municipal fund securities that may be exempt from a Series 53. The Series 51 training covers topics including: Municipal Fund Characteristics; Sales Supervision; Fair Practice Rules; Underwriting; Disclosure Rules and Market terminology. Prerequisite License: Series 24 or Series 26

 

SERIES 7 LICENSE – General Securities Representative

The Series 7 is the NASD license for general securities representative. Training covers topics including: Equity Securities; Debt Securities; Options and Derivatives; Securities Markets and Regulations; Retirement Plans and Investment Companies

 

SERIES 63 LICENSE – Uniform State Law

The Series 63 is required for most individuals who solicit orders for any type of security in the state of business. Training covers topics including: State Registration Laws and Procedure; Penalties and Suspension; Lawful Practices; Definition of terms and Discretionary Rules.

 

SERIES 65 LICENSE – Registered Investment Adviser

The Series 65 is the license for individuals that act as Investment Advisors. Training covers topics including: Product Education; Retirement Planning; Conduct and Business Ethics; Securities Rules and Regulations.

 

COLLEGE

Syracuse University – Bachelor of Science in Biology – 1981

Syracuse University – Education and Teaching Certification – Certifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math – 1984

College for Financial Planning – Certified Financial Planner – 2000

College for Financial Planning – Master of Science in Finance majoring in Personal Financial Planning – 2010