Fort Collins professional, Kris Clagett, recently earned the Series 7 License and the Series 66 License, adding Financial Advisor to her role with Q4 Wealth Management.
The Series 7 License, which is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Series 66 License, which is administered by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), are both required in order to be a Financial Advisor.
“I have been working alongside my husband, John Clagett, CPWA, at Q4 Wealth Management for nearly seven years. This experience has provided me with knowledge but more importantly empathy around our clients’ concerns, needs, goals, and dreams for their futures,” said Clagett. “As a woman I am keenly aware of the pressures many women face when it comes to understanding investments and finding the space in a busy life to manage those investments.”
Personal and professional experience led Clagett to advancing her education in financial services and becoming a licensed Financial Advisor. Clagett, who up until her licensing was responsible for overseeing the business development, operations and client service areas, is hardly new to the industry.
“Kris is a wealth of information and she brings a lot of insight into the industry to the firm. I am very happy to have her beside me advising clients,” said John Clagett, CPWA, President, Co-Owner and Chief Wealth Advisor of Q4 Wealth Management.
Q4 Wealth Management serves many couples, families and single men and women, and encourages active participation in planning meetings by all clients.
“Many studies have found that while women make up less than half of the financial planning professionals in the United States, 70 percent of women would prefer to work with a woman advisor. That alone shows the value of having a female advisor within a firm,” said Susan Johnson, CPA and Shareholder at Brock and Company. “It is easier for a woman to establish a trusting relationship with another woman and trust is incredibly important between a financial advisor and a client. I feel that adding Financial Advisor to Kris’ title is very beneficial to Q4 Wealth Management as a whole.”
Through its partners, Q4 Wealth Management offers integrated wealth management for individuals, families, and small business owners. These services begin with investment consulting and progress through a variety of advanced planning techniques.
Q4 Wealth Management’s mission is simply to grow, enhance and protect its clients’ wealth. Q4 Wealth Management does this through managing the many areas of clients’ financial lives by proactively conferring with their team of investment, tax, legal, and insurance professionals to ensure progress is made towards their goals of accumulation, sustainability and transfer of assets. Q4 Wealth Management’s goal is to offer independent solutions to complex situations through counsel and education.