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David Kozlowski
Kuehl Shepherd Kozlowski & Associates, Inc.
(804) 592-3465
9030 Story Point Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MS

Wendell Fuller
Fuller Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(804) 400-0371
2711 Buford Road, Suite 212
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

James Shepherd
Kuehl Shepherd Kozlowski & Associates, Inc.
(804) 592-3465
9030 Story Point Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MS

David O'Brien
O'Brien Financial Planning, Inc.
(804) 419-6002
14241 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 117
Midlothian, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MBA

John Bowen
Bowen Fuller Wealth Advisors
(804) 897-2850
2840 Polo Parkway, Suite 100
Midlothian, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA

William Lagos
Kuehl Shepherd Kozlowski & Associates, Inc.
(804) 592-3465
9030 Story Point Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc

Michael Joyce
JoycePayne Partners
(804) 358-2702
9030 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 100
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management, Alternative or Private Investments, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Edward Hoppe
Kuehl Shepherd Kozlowski & Associates, Inc.
(804) 592-3465
9030 Story Point Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MS

John Clair
Leahy & Clair Financial Management
(804) 794-1981
15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 102
Midlothian, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Marshall H. Groom, Jr.
Groom Financial Advisory
(804) 716-2100
2523 Park Avenue, Suite 2
Richmond, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Financial Analyst

How to become a Financial Analyst

At minimum, a bachelor's degree in some kind of business area is usually required. Many financial analysts also have advanced degrees in business or finance. Beyond university education, there are a variety of professional designations and licenses that various types of analysts can obtain, depending on how the analysts intend to apply their trade. For example, there are very detailed requirements to become an investment consultant, which is an area where financial analysis becomes important. Continuing education is required to maintain these licenses and designations, and due the market always changing and being a dynamic, large place, financial analysts are known to frequently attend seminars and trainings in their field.

What does a Financial Analyst do?

Financial analysts measure the performance and health of companies, which is research often used in the investment industry. In fact, they often work for investment houses and other companies that keep track of companies, risk, and success, like insurance companies, media companies, financial services companies and professional services firms. This data goes into helping investors make sound decisions. The data the analysts study are a number of significant financial numbers and figures, like company revenues, growth/shrink rates, expenses and costs, tax rates, future prospects, merger and acquisition activity, etc. All these in turn feed into an assessment of the company's overall value and the value of an investment in that company.

This information on the value of a company can be utilized in various ways. For example, financial analysis features heavily in the decisions of whether or not to acquire or liquidate companies themselves, if they are owned by another company or firm, which is another environment where financial analysis is important. It is also used by consultants who counsel people and companies on their investments.

Financial analysts tend to focus on a particular segment of the marketplace, not the whole marketplace. This can be done by focusing o a particular industry or geographic region.

The tools financial analysts use today are all software and internet based.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Financial Analyst?

An investigative curiosity is a good trait to have, as well as skill with math and quantitative analysis. A thorough knowledge and feel for business is also important, as are communication skills, as much of the day to day activity of analysis has to do with report and summary writing. People skills are important if the analyst intends to go into a consultative kind of role. Finally, comfort and skill with technology in general and new technology that is constantly developing is important.

How much do Financial Analysts make?

In 2007, the wage range for financial analysts was from $42,000 - $137,000+. The salary varies depending upon location, experience, and many ...

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