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Philip Guske

Pathfinder Wealth Management

Philip Guske, a financial fiduciary has been a Paladin Registry member since 2015. Philip is the owner of Pathfinder Wealth Management. Philip holds the Certified Financial Planner certifications and has over 12 years of experience. Philip provides financial services to clients in the Rockford, Illinois area.

I. Snapshot

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2015
B. Years of Experience
  • 12
C. College Degrees
  • Northern Illinois University - BS in Finance
D. Certifications
  • CFP®
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
G. Asset Requirement
  • $250,000

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Did Not Answer
B. Main Location
  • 6981 Redansa Dr.
    Rockford, Illinois, 61108
C. Telephone
  • 815.399.9806

III. Internet

B. Social Connections

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Pathfinder Wealth Management
B. Relationship to Firm
  • Owner
C. Name of RIA
  • Pathfinder Wealth Management
D. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • None
E. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • Charles Schwab
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Transamerica

V. Credentials

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 12 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Northern Illinois University - BS in Finance
C. Current Certifications
D. Financial Industry Associations (Active Memberships)
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Illinois Planned Giving Council

VI. Registration, Licensing,

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • RIA and IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • State - Illinois
C. Industry Licenses
  • Insurance License(s)
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 4427682
  • IARD: 122768
  • Insurance: 100299798
E. State Licences
  • Investment Products for Commission: See List
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Wisconsin
  • Insurance Products for Commission: Illinois
F. Compliance Record (Investment)
  • No Disclosures
G. Compliance Record (Insurance)
  • No Disclosures
H. Criminal Disclosure(s)
  • None
I. Additional Disclosure(s)
  • None
J. View our ADV(s)
  • Available Upon Request
K. Links

VII. Business Data & Practices

A. Business Philosophy
B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $250,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 389
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • Available Upon Request
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Monthly)
  • Market Environment (Quarterly)
  • Newsletters (Monthly)
  • Other: Weekly E-Newsletters
H. Second Language(s)
  • None
I. Value Statement
  • Not Available

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Clients
  • Individuals & Couples (Working)
  • Individuals & Couples (Retired)
  • Business (Taxable)
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Planning Advice & Services
  • Investment Advice & Services
  • Insurance Products
  • Tax Advice & Services
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Yes
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews
  • Financial Plan Reviews

IX. Certification

Advisor Name
  • Philip Guske
Most Recent Update:
  • Jun 2, 2020