Phone: 228-284-3131
Toll Free Phone: 866-284-5411
Phone (Direct): 228-284-3131
Benjamin F. Edwards - Gulfport, MS
401 Cowan Rd
Ste D
Gulfport, MS 39507
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Hal Kaigler, CFP®

Financial Advisor, Associate Vice President – Investments


As a financial advisor, I firmly embrace the principle of putting my clients first and working with them in an atmosphere characterized by trust, integrity and mutual respect.

My client-first commitment to you begins by asking questions and listening to your responses about your current situation and plans for the future. Are you caring for a family? What are your income needs now and during retirement? Are you transitioning your wealth to the next generation?

As we discuss these issues, we’ll work side-by-side to evaluate your current financial picture and explore your investment time horizon and your tolerance for risk. Each of these steps will help us develop a personalized investment program that will be designed to meet your current and projected needs.


Drawn by their client-centered approach to financial services, I joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2016 as a financial advisor and facilitated the opening of our Gulfport, MS, office. I began my financial services career in 1995, and I’m passionate about educating clients and helping them achieve their goals through proper planning and investment strategies.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Natalie; and our two children, Lucy and Avery. In addition, I like to barbeque, brew beer, fish, sail, travel, and attend Ole Miss games.


  • Asset Allocation
  • Education Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Financial Planning Strategies
  • Investment Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Management


  • University of Mississippi, Bachelor in Business Administration Degree in Banking & Finance and Managerial Finance
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional (CFP®), 2005

My Community Activities

  • Local Ole Miss Alumni Association, Member
  • Rotary Club of Gulfport, Member
  • Salvation Army, Volunteer
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Member

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.