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John Middleton

Brighton Financial Planning

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John Middleton

Brighton Financial Planning

John Middleton, a financial fiduciary has been a Paladin Registry member since 2016. John is the owner of Brighton Financial Planning. John holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary , Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst , Chartered Financial Analyst , Certified Financial Planner certifications and has over 31 years of experience. John provides financial services to clients in the Clinton, New Jersey area.

I. Snapshot

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2016
B. Years of Experience
  • 31
C. College Degrees
  • Rutgers University - B.A.
  • University of Tampa - M.B.A.
D. Certifications
  • AIF®, CAIA®, CFA®, CFP®
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
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    Brighton Financial Planning was established with a belief that individuals expect and require personalized attention and customized service to maximize their financial well-being. We believe boutique firms, such as ours, are better able to provide that level of care and attention. We believe long-term relationships between the client and advisor are both desirable and essential. Finally, we believe our collaborative approach yields results consistent with our clients goals and objectives.

G. Asset Requirement
  • $50,000

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • John Middleton
B. Main Location
  • 1728 Rt. 31
    Clinton, New Jersey, 08809
C. Telephone
  • 908.730.7000

III. Internet

B. Social Connections

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Brighton Financial Planning
B. Relationship to Firm
  • Owner
C. Name of RIA
  • Middleton Financial Management, LLC
D. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • None
E. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • Pershing
  • TD Ameritrade

V. Credentials

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 31 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Rutgers University - B.A.
  • University of Tampa - M.B.A.
D. Financial Industry Associations (Active Memberships)
  • CFA Institute
  • CAIA Association
  • Financial Planning Association

VI. Registration, Licensing,
Compliance

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • RIA
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • State - New Jersey
C. Industry Licenses
  • None
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 2267593
  • IARD: 153112
  • Insurance: None
E. State Licences
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: All 50 States
  • Investment Products for Commission: Not Applicable
  • Insurance Products for Commission: Not Applicable
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)
K. Links

VII. Business Data & Practices

A. Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    Brighton Financial Planning was established with a belief that individuals expect and require personalized attention and customized service to maximize their financial well-being. We believe boutique firms, such as ours, are better able to provide that level of care and attention. We believe long-term relationships between the client and advisor are both desirable and essential. Finally, we believe our collaborative approach yields results consistent with our clients goals and objectives.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $50,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 80
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $68,700,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Skype/Video-Voice
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Brokerage Statement (Quarterly)
  • Market Environment (Monthly)
  • Newsletters (Monthly)
  • Other: Also post commentary on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
H. Second Language(s)
  • None
I. Value Statement
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    We are an independent firm whose sole source of compensation is the fees paid by our clients. This independence provides us the freedom to make recommendations and decisions we believe are in the best interests of our clients.

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Clients
  • Individuals & Couples (Working)
  • Individuals & Couples (Retired)
  • Business Pension Plans
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Planning Advice & Services
  • Investment Advice & Services
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Discretionary and Non-Discretionary
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Planning Only
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews
E. Comments
  • Also a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), association for fee-only advisors.

IX. Certification

Advisor Name
  • John Middleton
Most Recent Update:
  • May 23, 2019

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