Chris Gant, CFP, ADPA®

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Vice President – Investments
Benjamin F. Edwards - Reno, NV
5370 Kietzke Ln
Suite 104
Reno, NV 89511

chris.gant@benjaminfedwards.com
Phone: 775-300-7560


My Approach

We must do better! I said to myself almost 20 years ago in the middle of the dot-com market meltdown. Many of my clients were forced to delay their retirement date and postpone long- awaited plans. I had recently passed the exam to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and at that time decided there had to be a better way to manage risk in my clients’ portfolios.  A comprehensive financial plan is the first step in developing a framework for success. As a CFP® certificant and Financial Advisor, I have always put my clients’ interests first. I have dedicated my career to helping clients prepare for and transition to retirement. My areas of concentration include comprehensive financial planning, custom portfolio management, portfolio risk management, legacy, and end-of life-planning.

About Me

While I am an amateur student of the political economy, history and economics, I also enjoy music and play the banjo and guitar. My wife Ann and I have been married for almost 44 years. We have two children, and multiple grandchildren.

Qualifications

  • Joined Benjamin F. Edwards in 2018
  • CERTIFIED FINANICAL PLANNER™ Certificant
  • Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM  
  • 25 years investment-planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Nevada-Reno
  • College of Financial Planning, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ course work

Community Involvement

  • Truckee Meadows Community College instructor,  stocks and bonds class over 10 years
  • Marce Herz Foundation Board Member
  • Married to wife, Peggy, and have two children

WHAT IS A CFP®? A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 6-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the U.S.

What is an ADPA®? An ACCREDITED DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ADVISORSM, or ADPA®, designation from the College for Financial Planning indicates that the holder has completed a course of study that addresses wealth transfers, federal taxation, retirement planning, and planning for financial and medical end-of-life needs for domestic partners. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination, agree to adhere to standards of professional conduct, are subject to a disciplinary process and must complete 16 hours of continuing education training every two years.