HIGH END WEALTH MANAGEMENT - ESTATE PLANNING - TAX PLANNING

WE ARE EXETER

Exeter Financial is a Wealth Management Firm that is comprised of highly specialized professionals in the areas of investing, estate and trust planning, and tax planning. We place strong value on our client's personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

ABOUT EXETER FINANCIAL

Integrity is a core value at Exeter Financial. Everything we do regarding our clients and firm is 100% driven by having the highest ethical standard.

Welcome to Exeter Financial

Exeter Financial is a Wealth Management Firm that is comprised of highly specialized professionals in the areas of investing, estate and tax planning. Our team works side by side with our High Net Worth clients to create a personalized financial plan that puts them in control and at ease for now and the future. We pride ourselves on delivering a first class experience and breaking down the emotional barriers many wealthy families have to ensure an excellent wealth management experience. If financial peace of mind makes sense to you then we are the perfect fit. It’s incredibly easy to get started. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

Because we only work with a limited number of High Net Worth families there is a minimum investment of $1 million dollars to get started.

Our Culture

At Exeter Financial our culture is what defines us. Our commitment to our clients, teamwork, integrity, professional excellence and entrepreneurial spirit embodies Exeter Financial. Our culture will continue to evolve, but the one constant will be to meet the high expectations of our clients. We are committed to growing our distinctive culture and holding to our core values which always place our client’s interests first. Our culture sets us apart and our clients are the ones who benefit.

Exeter Snapshot

Founded:

2006

Office Locations:

Scottsdale, AZ
Ladera Ranch, CA

Minimum Investment:

$1 Million

 

The Exeter Team

Stephen Harrison is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Exeter Financial. Mr. Harrison and team provide High Net Worth individuals, families, and related entities with comprehensive and integrated wealth management services which include strategic planning, investment consulting, alternative investment strategies, single stock risk management, and estate and tax planning through professional intermediaries.

Prior to becoming a founding member of Exeter Financial, Mr. Harrison served as Managing Director, Private Wealth Management at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR). Prior to his tenure at FBR, Mr. Harrison served as Senior Vice President for The Private Bank at Bank of America and Vice President at Northern Trust.

Mr. Harrison received his Business Degree from the University of Washington. In addition, Mr. Harrison currently has the following professional credentials: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), General Securities Representative (Series 7), Investment Advisor (Series 65), Uniform State Law (Series 63), General Securities Principal (Series 24), as well as Life and Health Insurance. Mr. Harrison utilizes his degrees, licenses and experience to help high net worth individuals with the complexities that come from the financial challenges of wealth.

Peter Helms is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Exeter Financial. Mr. Helms and team provide High Net Worth individuals, families, and related entities with comprehensive and integrated wealth management services which include strategic planning, investment consulting, alternative investment strategies, single stock risk management, and estate and tax planning through professional intermediaries.

Prior to becoming a founding member of Exeter Financial, Mr. Helms served as Managing Director, Private Wealth Management at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR). Prior to his tenure at FBR, Mr. Helms served as Senior Vice President for The Private Bank at Bank of America and Private Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Helms received his undergraduate degree and graduate business degree (MBA) from the University of Arizona. In addition, Mr. Helms has the following professional credentials: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), General Securities Representative (Series 7), Investment Advisor/Uniform Combined State Law (Series 66), General Securities Principal (Series 24), as well as Life and Health Insurance. Mr. Helms utilizes his degrees, licenses and experience to help high net worth individuals with the complexities that come from the financial challenges of wealth.

Kurt Gusinde is a Managing Director at Exeter Financial. Mr. Gusinde has over twenty years of professional investment management experience. Mr. Gusinde specializes in providing comprehensive, customized investment management solutions for High Net Worth individuals, trust, foundation and endowment clients. Prior to joining Exeter Financial, Mr. Gusinde served as a Senior Investment Manager for The Private Bank at Wells Fargo. While at Wells Fargo, Mr. Gusinde managed over $200 million for High Net Worth individuals, trust, foundation and endowment clients.

Prior to his time at Wells Fargo, Mr. Gusinde served as a Senior Portfolio Manager with Banc One Investment Advisors. While at Banc One, Mr. Gusinde managed over $700 million for foundation, endowment and corporate institutional clients.

Mr. Gusinde received his Masters in Business Administration (with distinction) from The Thunderbird School of Global Management and his BA (Finance) from Oregon State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Mr. Gusinde is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research, the Phoenix Association of Financial Analysts and The Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

Kurt enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his leisure time hiking, climbing, cycling and swimming, preferably with his wife and two children. Kurt has distinguished himself by climbing the highest peak on all 7 continents, including Mount Everest. Kurt is active in his church, Scottsdale Bible Church and serves on the Board of Directors for Mission One.

Brian Brummell is a Managing Director of Exeter Financial, LLC. Mr. Brummell specializes in delivering Retirement Plan Consulting services to small and medium sized corporations and non-profits. Those services will include Plan Design Enhancements, Fiduciary Guidance, Investment Monitoring and Due Diligence, and Customized Education for owners and employees.

Prior to joining VPFS, Brian was a Vice President, Advisor consultant for Nuveen Investments, an affiliated Division of TIAA Global Asset Management. For 15 years, he consulted with Wirehouse, Independent, RIA, and Retirement focused Advisors on a wide range of investment products. He spent the last six years building and growing Nuveen/TIAA’s Retirement Plan division to $2.5 billion in AUM. In this role, he consulted with the top Retirement plan advisory teams on the west coast on investment products and retirement plan efficiencies. In addition to his external consulting roles, he also managed an inside sales team of approximately 50 sales reps.

Prior to Nuveen, Brian was a Financial Advisor for First Union Securities.

Mr. Brummell received his BS degree from Bradley University, with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. In addition he has the following professional credentials: General Securities Representative (Series 7), Investment Advisor (Series 65), Uniform State Law (Series 63), General Securities Principal (Series 24). He also holds an AIF ® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation.

Anthony Eichler is a Managing Director of Exeter Financial, LLC. With over twenty-nine years of experience in the investment services industry, Mr. Eichler focuses on Individual and Retirement plans. Prior to his current role, Anthony spent seventeen years as a Vice President with Nuveen Investments. Anthony started his career with Nuveen as a Regional Vice President for Rittenhouse Financial Services. Before joining Nuveen, Anthony served as a Director for CIBC Oppenheimer and held similar positions with Bear Sterns, Inc. and PaineWebber. Anthony began his career in the Investment Industry working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern California.

Anthony currently has the following professional credentials: General Securities Representative (Series 7), Investment Advisor (Series 65) and Uniform State Law (Series 63).

Dorra Tang is Director of Client Solutions at Exeter Financial. Ms. Tang has extensive industry experience specifically related to private wealth management. Her responsibilities include management of service and operations, compliance administration, technical liaison, office management and human resources. Prior to joining Exeter Financial, Ms. Tang was a Senior Registered Relationship Consultant for Charles Schwab & Co. in their Institutional Division. This elite division offered superior service and operations support for High Net Worth clients managed by Registered Independent Advisors. While at Schwab, Ms. Tang developed a specialized group of Institutional International experts who provided wealth management options for offshore and non-resident clients. She is multilingual, fluent in both Cantonese and Spanish.

Ms. Tang received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology/Biology from Arizona State University where she was also captain of the women’s swimming team. In addition, Ms. Tang currently holds the following professional credentials: General Securities Representative (Series 7), Uniform State Law (Series 63) as well as General Securities Principal (Series 24). Ms. Tang utilizes her degrees, licenses and experience to ensure the firms operations are allowing our clients to have a successful wealth management experience.

Monica Morse is a Senior Client Services Associate at Exeter Financial. Mrs. Morse works in a team environment to analyze and provide comprehensive financial plan preparation and client service solutions for high net worth individuals, businesses, foundations and retirement plans. She has extensive industry experience specifically related to Private Wealth Management.

Prior to joining Exeter, Mrs. Morse worked at Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. for 6 years as the primary Advisor Service Specialist for a firm managing over $12 billion in assets on the Advisor Services Platform. She specialized in providing superior support to help investment advisors attract and retain affluent clients through knowledge sharing, efficiency training and education of services and products.

Mrs. Morse also spent 2 years working for JP Morgan Chase Bank as a personal banker where she gained invaluable experience and knowledge regarding maintaining customer service and high quality standards. Mrs. Morse utilizes her experience to ensure the firms operations are allowing our clients to have a successful wealth management experience.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

CLIENT SERVICES

We are committed to delivering highly personalized financial planning and wealth management through daily, hands-on services

Private Wealth Management

Our planning process begins by working closely with our clients to identify their long-term goals and risk tolerance. We then seek to develop a long-term asset allocation and work with each client to implement an appropriate strategy to help them meet their objectives. Additionally, we review each client’s portfolio on an ongoing basis and evaluate possible adjustments in response to economic changes, market trends or client needs. We are committed to identifying, creating and providing access to some of the best, most innovative investment ideas and opportunities.

Investment Management

Exeter Financial provides independent and creative investment solutions for affluent individuals. Our clients’ strong desire for wealth preservation with sensible growth is more in line with the investment goals of institutions such as endowments, foundations, and pension plans. We are committed to identifying and providing access to some of the most innovative and creative investment ideas around the world. We are experts at developing customized, institutional-style portfolios designed to preserve wealth and enhance clients’ capital.

Estate & Trust Planning

To protect your assets and preserve your objectives, you need an estate planning team that is dynamic and knowledgeable. At Exeter Financial we team up with some of the premier estate tax planners in the business. Planning for effective generational wealth transfer may include adjusting portfolio allocations to minimize taxes, gifting to family or organizations, planning and establishing trusts and more. You can rest assured; your legacy will be secured for generations to come.

 

Philanthropic Planning

Many of our clients are philanthropic and have donated assets to worthy causes. There are a number of strategies that can be utilized to transfer assets for charitable giving. Whether it’s through your estate, as part of a trust, or with the creation of a foundation, Exeter Financial can help you identify ways in which to best direct your philanthropic efforts, then design and implement the most tax efficient strategy possible. Not only can you receive tremendous fulfillment from giving, it can be a very strategic tool in balancing and offsetting tax liabilities.

Insurance Services

At Exeter Financial we make sure your personal insurance coverage meets your expectations. Your insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals. As you take on more responsibilities, business and personal, your need for insurance increases. Our experts work individually with you to understand your risks and objectives in the areas of personal life, health, disability and long-term care Insurance.

Tax Planning

Our team of experts spends the time necessary to truly understand our clients’ goals and objectives as well as work closely with their tax advisors. This approach allows us to provide the pro-active advice and service our clients expect. Our recommendations are outcome-based, not tax-driven. We allow your goals and values to dictate the best tax strategy. At Exeter Financial, we work closely with one of the premier tax services firm in the area to help our clients streamline their personal income tax needs.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

Thomas J. Watson

THE EXETER DIFFERENCE

We value our clients business. In return, our clients experience the value of achieving their financial goals and objectives

Exeter Financial is an independent, fee-based private wealth management firm. The real value of partnering with Exeter Financial is that you will increase the certainty of achieving your total wealth management goals. We’ve accomplished this for others and we’ll achieve this for you.

We built our team, process, and platform based on the specific and unique needs of our clients — entrepreneurs, executives and family offices. Our clients desire:

  • Independent advice and full transparency—not a “product push”.
  • Integrated advice—customized planning based on all aspects of their financial situation. Analyzing both sides of their balance sheet, cash flow, tax and estate related issues.
  • Institutional processes–investment policy statement, financial and estate plan, philanthropic and charitable giving plan.
  • Customized reporting—integrating all financial assets regardless of where they are held.
  • Teams of highly experienced professionals that understand their unique set of issues and experiences.

 

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CONTACT

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Exeter Financial, LLC.
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 1055
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-588-0830 phone
480-991-3168 fax
mailto:info@exeterfinancial.com

Directions:
From Scottsdale Road:
Turn on Indian Bend Rd. Eastbound.
Turn left into second driveway.From the Loop 101:
Take Indian Bend Rd. exit.
Turn on Indian Bend Westbound.
Travel 3 miles past Hayden Road.
Once you see the golf course, turn right into the first driveway.

We are the 2 story, stand alone building.
Enter building through the large glass double doors (there is “Exeter Financial” building signage).
Reserved Visitor Parking is available up front labeled “Exeter”.

 

Exeter Financial, LLC. – California
111 Corporate Dr, Suite 120
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949)297-4900 phone
(949)297-4911 fax
mailto:info@exeterfinancial.com