Austin Stagman, CIMA®

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Portfolio Manager

As a Portfolio Manager, I work to construct and maintain each client’s investment portfolio to ensure it is aligned with their specific short- and long-term financial goals. As a member of the Investment Committee, I regularly monitor investment vehicles and explore new investment opportunities.

Professional Investment Experience

  • Over six years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience includes active trading for clients such as advanced options trading, high dollar trades, penny stocks, fixed income, etc.
  • Servicing trade disputes and trade related issues.
  • Having in depth conversations with clients to help them learn and understand the financial industry.
  • Investment research and due diligence
  • Portfolio construction and maintenance

Career History

  • Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Portfolio Manager
  • Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Investment Analyst
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Affluent Client Professional
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Investment Representative
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Transportation Sales Representative

Education

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Economics, Hanover College
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®

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