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Glen McLaughlin

Buoyant Financial

MBA
Glen McLaughlin, a financial fiduciary has been a Paladin Registry member since 2019. Glen is the owner of Buoyant Financial . Glen holds the Master Business Administration certifications and has over 21 years of experience. Glen provides financial services to clients in the Huntersville, North Carolina area.

I. Snapshot

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2019
B. Years of Experience
  • 21
C. College Degrees
  • Queens University of Charlotte - MBA
D. Certifications
  • MBA
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
  • Read Business Philosophy

    Buoyant offers end-to-end, holistic financial management through a process that will grow, change, and flex as you and your financial situation evolve. We begin by establishing a relationship, sitting down to map out your current financial life as well as your short- and long-term goals and needs. From there we look forward, building a solid plan to help you achieve a strong financial future. Life is all about personal connections. Establishing and enriching connections with our clients as we guard their wealth is what puts a smile on our face at the end of the day. We engage mindfully with our clients as people, not merely as account numbers. Our job is to understand our clients, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. With that understanding comes a trusting relationship that is imperative to formulating a successful financial plan.

G. Asset Requirement
  • $500,000

II. Contact Information

A. Key Contact
  • Did Not Answer
B. Main Location
  • 14311 Reese Blvd.
    Suite A2, #341
    Huntersville, North Carolina, 28078
C. Telephone
  • 704.756.0315

III. Internet

B. Social Connections

IV. Firm(s)

A. Name of Firm
  • Buoyant Financial
B. Relationship to Firm
  • Owner
C. Name of RIA
  • Buoyant Financial
D. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • None
E. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • Shareholders Service Group

V. Credentials

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 21 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Queens University of Charlotte - MBA
C. Current Certifications
D. Association Memberships
  • None

VI. Registration, Licensing,
Compliance

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • RIA and IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • State - North Carolina
C. Industry Licenses
  • Securities License(s)
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 3074883
  • IARD: 289156
  • Insurance: None
E. State Licences
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: See List
    • North Carolina
    • Texas
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

    Buoyant offers end-to-end, holistic financial management through a process that will grow, change, and flex as you and your financial situation evolve. We begin by establishing a relationship, sitting down to map out your current financial life as well as your short- and long-term goals and needs. From there we look forward, building a solid plan to help you achieve a strong financial future. Life is all about personal connections. Establishing and enriching connections with our clients as we guard their wealth is what puts a smile on our face at the end of the day. We engage mindfully with our clients as people, not merely as account numbers. Our job is to understand our clients, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. With that understanding comes a trusting relationship that is imperative to formulating a successful financial plan.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $500,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • Available Upon Request
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • Available Upon Request
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Fixed Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Other:
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (Quarterly)
  • Market Environment (Monthly)
H. Second Language(s)
  • None
I. Value Statement
  • View Value Statement
    We're not paid commissions, and there are no conflicts of interest within the firm. Some large banks and investment firms function with "dual hats;" simultaneously working as both investment advisor and broker or insurance salesperson, while claiming potential conflicts are disclosed. Buoyant Financial purposely steers clear of these murky waters. Our management fee is lower than many firms in the industry, and because we're not associated with a brokerage we can place our clients in low cost exchange traded funds, which means many of our clients are paying around 50% less in fees than they would see at other firms. This is critical to your success and adds up over time.

VIII. Clients & Services

A. Types of Clients
  • Individuals & Couples (Working)
  • Individuals & Couples (Retired)
  • Business Pension Plans
  • Business (Taxable)
  • Endowments & Foundations
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

IX. Certification

Advisor Name
  • Glen McLaughlin
Most Recent Update:
  • Apr 8, 2019

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