Alan is the founder and president of Regent Wealth Management Group, a registered investment adviser (RIA) and wealth management firm. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP). Alan focuses on strategic planning for Regent, providing personal counsel on financial and life planning for high net worth clients, developing relationships with allied professionals such as accountants and attorneys, and learning and writing about strategies to benefit clients now and in the future.
Alan began his career as a certified public account (CPA), but quickly realized that he wanted more than an accounting career could offer. Fortunately, he met a very successful financial planner who influenced him to make a significant difference in people’s lives. Alan moved to Connecticut and started a new career in financial planning. In 1987, he started Regent Wealth Management Group, a comprehensive wealth management firm in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
He started a monthly continuing education program for professionals, including accountants and lawyers, which grew to more than 50 firms. Alan also served as president of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) in Connecticut for several years.
Alan has appeared as a regular guest on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” CNN, CBS Radio, “Fox on Money,” and “Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.” He hosted his own radio show for several years on Connecticut news talk radio station WELI. Alan continues to write a regular business column for the New Haven Register and has done so since 2001.
Alan and his wife Pnina, a physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, have two children.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
What I’ve learned from our clients
We want each client to feel like they are our only client. Our approach is to address both the financial and non-financial areas of life planning. The best clients are those who understand our process, starting with the financial plan. Without a plan, you don’t know where you’re going, you just end up “somewhere” and most likely will not reach your goals.
You might not know that I
Trained in the martial arts for many years, taught at a college in my early 20’s and competed in many tournaments. It taught me to have confidence in myself. I might not be able now to do what I once did, but I like the knowledge that at one time I could do things I thought were too challenging for me.
One of my favorite quotes is
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” This is something we should all practice more often.
A book I read recently and would recommend is
“The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio,” by William Bernstein. A great read for any investor, it addresses the four pillars: theory, history, psychology and business.