Austin Stagman, CIMA®

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Investment Analyst

As an Investment Analyst, I focus on monitoring our clients’ investments and assisting in the research efforts for the Investment Committee. I also provide support to Portfolio Managers and internal teams regarding all facets of investment management and analysis, as well as assisting in client service and care.

Professional Investment Experience

  • 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.

Career History

  • 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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