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Our Firm



We seek to maintain and improve our professional competence in each pertinent financial discipline. 

We interact with other professional advisors of clients as a catalyst for agreed-upon implementation steps. 

We monitor the capital markets and remain prepared to take necessary action for the successful accomplishment of our client's investment policies. 

Integrity and Independence 

We respect the confidentiality of our clients as to their identity and the privileged nature of their financial information. 

We seek to avoid circumstances that create conflicts of interest with our clients. 

We are independent and have no outside entity to unduly influence our client advice, except our best research, thinking and judgment. 

We are a fee-only firm, and we accept no compensation or commissions from any non-client source concerning our services to clients. This eliminates a conflict of interest. 

Who We Are


Ascend Financial Advisers, Inc. (Ascend) is an Irvine, California financial advisor providing fee-only financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families and small businesses. The term fee-only refers to the method of compensation for Ascend. Fee-Only means Ascend is compensated solely by fees paid to by our clients, as we do not accept commissions as compensation from any non-client source. 

Ascend is independent, meaning we have no outside entity to unduly influence our client advice, except our best research, thinking and judgment. Our independence enables us to select world class partners in the joint duty of managing our client's money. Ascend concentrates on client's financial planning issues and asset allocation (mix) decision, and sub-contracts the duties of security selection to various global institutional managers. In addition, mutual fund supermarkets like Charles Schwab & Co. enable Ascend and our clients to enjoy substantial economies of scale in asset trading and custodial services. Ascend's clients are considered "institutional clients" with these partners, and we believe strongly that the combined breadth and cost effectiveness available from this method of building balanced, global portfolios is unmatched by any single service provider. 

How We Work

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

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