Richard + Catanese - Financial Advisor in King Of Prussia, PA

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Richard Catanese

Independence Square Advisors

150 South Warner Road
Suite 300
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

About Richard Catanese

Independence Square Advisors is an independent wealth management consulting firm with a simple mission; to support yours. We work with individual investors and business owners across the country so that they can spend less time working and instead focus on doing what they love. Our community of professionals seeks to add value to your life and business through private wealth management, retirement plan consulting, and thoughtful insurance protection.

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General Information

Firm Start Year
  • 2019
  • 4206931
Firm CRD#
  • 300139
Insurance License#
  • 375142
States Licensed in
  • AK, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OR, PA
Years of Experience in Financial Services
  • 22
Number of Years with Current Firm
  • 2
Work Experience
  • Prior to coming to Independence Square Advisors, Richard was a partner at The Philadelphia Group, an independent advisory team under Private Advisor Group, LLC. In 2020, part of this team, including Richard, broke off and started Independence Square Holdings, LLC. With Independence Square Holdings, LLC, Richard is an independent contractor and Wealth Manager. Richard was a Vice President and financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and Wachovia Securities through the 2007-2008 financial crisis and with Merrill Lynch during the tech crash of 2002. He has experience with the volatility of the financial markets and uses strategies for growth, income and capital preservation. His clients include corporate executives, families, small businesses and non-profits. His expertise includes retirement, estate and education planning as well as corporate cash management. Richard's mission is to provide experienced guidance and exceptional personalized service so clients can gain confidence in their financial future.
Work with the following types of clients
  • Businesses, Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations
Advisory Services Provided
  • Financial Advice & Consulting, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Estate Planning & Trusts


Registered Investment Advisor
  • Yes
Registered Representative
  • Yes
Investment Advisor Representative
  • Yes
Acknowledged fiduciary
  • Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • I have a clean record

Qualifications & Membership

Certifications, Accreditations & Designations
  • AIF®
Securities Licenses
  • Series 7, Series 66
Insurance and Annuity Licenses
  • Variable Life, Long Term Care, Variable Annuity, Life, Health, Annuity

Firm Information

Advisor's Number of Clients
  • 225
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients
  • 85
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients
  • 50

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure
  • Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts
  • $100,000
Compensation Methods
  • Based on Assets, Hourly, Flat Fee, Commissions
Fee % Based on Assets
  • 1%
Hourly Rate
  • $350


Bachelors -
  • Temple University
    09/1981 - 06/1985


Five Star Wealth Management Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of the 2021 or 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. provides referrals to financial professionals of LPL Financial, LLC (LPL). is not a current client of LPL for brokerage or advisory services. Financial professionals of LPL pay cash compensation for these referrals, which creates the incentive for to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest.


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Securities and Retirement Plan Consulting Program services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, Other advisory services offered through Independence Square Holdings, LLC a registered investment advisor. Independence Square Holdings, LLC / Independence Square Advisors is a separate entity from LPL Financial. The LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA