Alap Balkrishna Patel, CFA®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor


My Mission

My mission is to work with clients to develop a srong financial plan. With a focus on investment and retirement planning, my aim is to help clients achieve their personal goals while accounting for the risks and obstructs that come with life. 


Our Investment Philosophy

We believe in a disciplined investment approach with a long-term persepctive based on diversification across broad asset classes and a long-term view of markets and performance. Some highlights from our investment philosophy: 

  • Create a financial plan consistent with each client's unique risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals 
  • Determine a diversification strategy using asset allocation analysis 
  • Use professionally-selected, quality investments designed to match the client's asset allocation strategy 
  • Rebalance the portfolio periodically to remove emotion from decision making 


Professional Designations/Certifications

Chartered Financial Analyst Charter (CFA®) 

As one of the most respected designations in finance, becoming a CFA® charter holder is a highly selective process. CFA® charter holders have high levels of educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry. With expertise in investment analysis and portfolio management, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation is often referred to as "the gold standard" for investment professionals. 


Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

CFP® professionals have a fiduciary duty to help individuals manage their finances. Whether this be regarding retirement planning, education, insurance, investing, or other areas, a Certified Financial Planner will make decisions with your best interests in mind. A CFP® certification requires rigorous and extensive training, and holds professionals to high ethical standards. This prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing finanical needs of clients. 



CFA Society Chicago

CFA Society Chicago is the oldest and one of the largest CFA Institute societies worldwide. Founded in 1925 as the Investment Analysts Club of Chicago, they are known today as the premier resource for financial professionals in the region. CFA Chicago supports the education of investment professionals, promotes high professional and ethical standards, and partners with Chicago's top business leaders, banks, and legislators to strengthen the community. 





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