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Capital Advantage, Inc. Surpasses $400,000,000 in Managed AssetsLafayette, California-(BusinessWire)-Capital Advantage, Inc., a 100% fee-only registered investment advisor, has surpassed a new milestone. On March 20, 2013, Capital Advantage, Inc.'s discretionary assets under management exceeded $400 Million.
Capital Advantage, Inc. President and Founder John Hayman, CFP® says, "We have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for decades. Reaching $400 Million in managed assets helps to show that our investment strategies and financial advice works, and that's the foundation of the long-term relationships we build with our clients and their families. We help clients get on the right financial path from the beginning, and they choose to stay with us throughout the different phases of their lives, from building savings to forming a sustainable retirement income plan. Our ability to effectively advise each client on their personal financial situation while managing their investment risk has allowed us to reach this milestone, and remains a top priority for us."
Capital Advantage, Inc.'snoteworthy client retention rate, along with new financial advisory relationships and investment returns, have added over $100 million in managed assets since September 2010.
When Hayman began in the investment management industry in 1982, he specialized in two areas that remain at the center of Capital Advantage, Inc.'s successful strategy: personalized financial planning and independent investment management. Hayman believes the company's core strength is retirement planning, and looks forward to helping some of the millions of baby boomers currently preparing for retirement. Capital Advantage, Inc. utilizes actively-managed, value-based investment strategies to help clients meet their goals, and remains available to help new clients plan for their financial future, offering no-cost initial consultations to all prospective clients.
Capital Advantage, Inc. Reaches $300 Million Assets under Management
Lafayette, California—(BusinessWire)—Capital Advantage, Inc., a 100% Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor, recently hit a milestone, exceeding discretionary assets under management of $300 million as of September 21, 2010.
Capital Advantage, Inc. witnessed the success of its business development strategy, led by Senior Vice President Donna Zinman, MBA. Zinman says: “We are pleased to have reached this milestone because it truly demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our entire staff. Our proactive approach of keeping clients informed of our investment strategies and tactics each step of the way has led to numerous referrals from both clients and business partners.
About Capital Advantage, Inc.Capital Advantage, Inc., a leading provider of retirement, inheritance, and divorce planning, delivers investment management strategies and integrated solutions to over 400 families, businesses and estates worldwide across every asset class, investment approach and style. Capital Advantage, Inc., a Better Business Bureau A+ rated business, was recently ranked #7 by the East Bay Business Times and is a member of the elite Schwab Advisor Network (SAN) program. For more information about Capital Advantage, Inc., please visit http://www.capitaladvantage.com or call 925.299.1500.
LAFAYETTE, CA— Sept. 2009 — Capital Advantage, Inc. Thrives Despite RecessionDespite the great recession, Capital Advantage, Inc. utilizes strategic investment management combined with superior client service to surpass 375 clients and $260 million in managed assets.
Capital Advantage, Inc., one of the East Bay’s larger independent Registered Investment Advisors, inked contracts this year with 25 new clients - representing roughly $33 million of new business (or 15% growth) since January 1, 2009.
John S. Hayman, CFP, President and Founder of Capital Advantage, Inc. states, “I am very proud of this firm and its dedicated employees. This year’s growth, stemming from our sound investment processes and attentive client service, demonstrates how truly effective our procedures are working.” While many other financial service firms recently experienced mass layoffs, bankruptcy or even bailouts, Capital Advantage, Inc. contrasted this norm and continues to do so. Hayman says, “Capital Advantage, Inc. is financially sound. We are profitable, debt-free, hold intact and untouched bank credit lines, and have high cash liquidity. If a rating agency was to evaluate our firm, the financial stability would be rated AAA.”
Capital Advantage, Inc. has invested both time and capital to successfully integrate and leverage technology into its practices to drive productivity and enhance efficiency , while simultaneously increasing its client base and service levels. Aimee Schwartze, Director of Client Service, says, “Capital Advantage, Inc. has increased its levels of service to the end client, because in such a difficult investment environment, having world class client service is mission critical. Many new clients complain that their prior financial advisor never contacted them – never even returned phone calls - as they watched the economy crumble. One of the many differences Capital Advantage, Inc. offers is a proactive approach in keeping its clients informed with frequent verbal and written communications.”
Rick T. McNamara, CMFC, Director of Investment Management, says “Our investment process has never been better. Implementing a top-down, macro view helps to develop our strategic allocation (the allocation between stocks, bonds, and money funds) that is then built within each portfolio from the bottom-up. Capital Advantage, Inc. offers customization of each client portfolio, unlike the cookie-cutter allocation approach so many competing firms utilize. Despite the most challenging of investment environments, Hayman and McNamara agree that they both have more conviction in their investment management process now then ever before…“because it works.”
Capital Advantage, Inc. is an Investment Advisor registered with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm, in its 28th year of operation, manages assets in excess of $260 million and advises over 375 families, corporations, trusts and pension plans.
Donna Zinman, MBA
VP, Managing Director
Capital Advantage, Inc.
SANTA ROSA, CA— Oct. 2008 — John Hayman Radio Interview (KSRO News Talk – 1350 AM)
John Hayman, CFP talks with radio station KSRO about how individual investors should strive to manage their personal finances during the current period of economic turmoil and market uncertainty.
LAFAYETTE, CA— Sept. 2008 — Capital Advantage, Inc. Promotes Henke to Chief Compliance Officer
John Hayman, CFP - Founder and President of Capital Advantage, Inc. - has announced the promotion of Dawnalizabeth Henke to Chief Compliance Officer.
Hayman says, "I am very proud and confident in promoting Dawnalizabeth to this mission critical position within our firm." Dawnalizabeth has over ten years experience within the investment industry and has demonstrated her dedication and attention to detail in ensuring that all business units are in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Henke has earned her Master of Science in Financial Analysis & Investment Management, and recently passed the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination.
Capital Advantage, Inc. is headquartered in Lafayette, California and specializes in Investment Management and Retirement Planning. The firm has assets under management of approximately $250 million and over 350 clients, serving as reputable and independent "fee-only" Financial Planners and Investment Advisors in the Lafayette, Moraga & Orinda communities.
LAFAYETTE, CA— Jan. 2008 — Capital Advantage Gives Locally (Contra Costa County EHSD Public Information Office) — by Jackie Johnston
LAFAYETTE, CA— Dec. 2007 — Capital Advantage, Inc. Donates to East Bay Charities and Schools (BUSINESS WIRE)
LAFAYETTE, CA— Aug. 2007 — Capital Advantage, Inc. Announces Gary Clarke Promoted to Director of Sales (BUSINESS WIRE)