ETF Friendly Financial Advisors & Asset Management Firms

Published on by on December 2, 2009 | Updated November 3, 2014

ETFs have gained in popularity in recent years among individual investors, but adoption among many financial advisors has been relatively slow. ETFdb is providing this list as a service for readers looking for a financial advisor who understands the value of ETFs and how to utilize them effectively in client portfolios. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement of that firm by ETF Database.

ETF Friendly Financial Planners

  • Dion Money Management (Williamstown, MA) — Founded in 1996, Dion Money Management manages assets for clients throughout the United States. The firm specializes in wealth management utilizing mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Don Dion creates customized, diversified portfolios for clients with the goal of preserving capital and delivering above–market risk–adjusted returns. 800-432-7447 /
  • Global Trends Investments (Newport Beach, CA) — Global Trends Investments uses ETFs to implement its trend-following strategy for its clients. Tom Lydon, president of Global Trends, has been in the money management business for more than 25 years, and is the author of two popular books on ETF investing. 949-794-0070 /
  • Pacific Park Financial, Inc. (Aliso Viejo, CA) — As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with almost 20 years of experience, Gary Gordon has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He currently hosts “In the Money with Gary Gordon” on Business Talk Radio 1700 AM in San Diego and writes the “Everything ETF” column for Equities Magazine. 888-500-GARY /
  • Your Source Financial (Phoenix, AZ) — Roger Nusbaum has been recognized by many in the investment management industry for his expertise in portfolio management. Roger has been regularly interviewed by the financial press, trade journals, and television news shows. He has also had numerous technical articles published and has been quoted in a number of professional trade journals, newspapers, and consumer finance magazines. He appears frequently on CNBC Asia as a market commentator. 602-343-1700 /
  • FMD Capital Management (Irvine, CA) — FMD Capital Management is a fee-only wealth management firm that specializes in actively managed ETF portfolios. David and Michael Fabian started FMD Capital with the commitment to build a world class firm focused on client service, investment discipline, and accountability. They regularly contribute their portfolio strategy opinions in a variety of traditional and online media outlets with the goal of educating investors about the benefits of ETF investing.  888-823-8111 /
  • Osbon Capital Management (Boston, MA) — Osbon Capital is a 100% ETF based fee-only RIA for high net worth families based in Boston. Their boutique business model means that clients will deal directly with the founder of the company, John Osbon, giving each investor personal care and attention that is tough to come by these days. They also feature regular commentary on markets along with a suite of tools to help investors make informed decisions. 617-217-2772 /
  • Vavra Capital Management (Collegeville, PA) – Vavra Capital Management focuses on wealth management for both institutional and individual clients. VCM’s ETF based separately managed accounts utilize exchange traded funds (ETFs) to gain global equity, fixed income and alternative investment exposure. They offer diversified portfolios based off of each client’s risk tolerance and time horizon. VCM believes in a long-term investment horizon and will make tactical decisions based off of strategic opportunities. 610-489-3018 /

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