Jay D. Franklin CFA®,CFP®, FSA®

Chief Investment Officer
800-345-4635 ext. 2


Jay formulates and directs the implementation of investment policy, manages client portfolios, and conducts research into asset class investing and financial planning. He works closely with our clients to ensure their investments are appropriately allocated for their financial goals while taking into consideration the tax-strategies needed for high net worth clients.

Jay spent the first 18 years of his career as an actuary for a large insurance company headquartered in Chicago. It was there that he honed his analytical skills and learned how to quantitatively evaluate risk and apply it to real-life situations. He holds the highly coveted Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA®) designation. He then went on to complete the Chartered Financial Analyst® program that gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. After obtaining the prestigious CFA® designation, he moved to Orange County, California and joined a registered investment advisory firm as their Director of Trading and Investment Risk. His final two years with the firm were spent as its Director of Research, during which he wrote hundreds of articles covering a wide array of topics related to financial planning and investing.


    Yale University, B.S. in Mathematics, Cum Laude
    Anthony D. Stanley Prize for Excellence in Pure and Applied Mathematics

Professional Designations:

    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®
    Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA®)

Memberships and Affiliations

    CFA Institute
    Orange County CFA Society
    Series 65 license