Baker Tilly Wealth Management’s commitment to higher standards
Baker Tilly Wealth Management is a boutique Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm controlled by the 10th largest accounting firm, Baker Tilly. We have investment professionals nationwide with diverse backgrounds, advanced degrees and certifications and designations, including Chartered Financial Analysts® (CFAs), Certified Financial Planning Professionals™ (CFPs) and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Holding these certifications and designations is critical to our success but more importantly, our clients’ success. Here’s why.
Earning the CFA® charter is achieved by passing a rigorous series of exams to demonstrate superior competency in portfolio management, financial analysis and ethics. On average, fewer than 50% of candidates successfully complete all three levels of the CFA® Program (CFA Institute). Those that do are bound by high ethical standards, reaffirming their compliance to the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct annually.
In addition, CFA® charterholders seek solutions that are in the best interest of their clients. They are uniquely positioned to provide specialized advice and creative forward-looking strategies tailored to a clients’ financial vision. Given their deep understanding of the investment industry and global financial markets, they can address complex problems as well as identify suitable investment opportunities.
CFP® professionals also must meet rigorous education, training and ethical standards and are bound by the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. CFP® professionals are required to complete 6,000 hours of professional experience related to financial planning and 4,000 hours of apprenticeship experience before becoming certified. And, they must complete continuing education every two years to maintain competence and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities.
CFP® professionals are trusted to help clients make informed financial decisions regarding saving, spending, gifting and legacy planning. They help model financial scenarios, so clients are informed when planning for retirement, education, charitable contributions, insurance and more.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.
Baker Tilly Wealth Management, LLC (BTWM) is a registered investment advisor. BTWM does not provide tax or legal advice. BTWM is not an attorney. Estate planning can involve a complex web of tax rules and regulations. Consider consulting a tax or legal professional about your particular circumstances before implementing any tax or legal strategy. The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any individual or entity. In specific circumstances, the services of a professional should be sought. Securities, when offered, and transaction advisory services are offered through Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction located at 4807 Innovate Ln., Madison, WI 53718; phone: +1 (800) 362 7301. Baker Tilly Wealth Management, LLC and Baker Tilly Capital, LLC are controlled by Baker Tilly US, LLP. Baker Tilly US, LLP, is an independently owned and managed member of Baker Tilly International. © 2023 Baker Tilly Wealth Management, LLC