We are pleased to announce that Alyssa Yocom, CFP® recently earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification. Alyssa is only one of nine financial services professionals in Reno to have obtained the CPWA® certification and only one of two women in Reno to obtain the certification.
The CPWA® designation is an advanced professional certification for advisors who provide the breadth of specialized skills required to meet the needs of high-net-worth clients. The CPWA® certification education program was conducted in partnership with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
To earn the certification, which is issued by the Investments & Wealth Institute®, CPWA® professionals must meet a five-year experience requirement, successfully complete coursework in advanced wealth management strategies, and pass a comprehensive examination covering eleven core topics including applied behavioral finance, charitable giving, estate planning, and wealth transfer. To maintain certification, CPWA® professionals must meet ongoing continuing education requirements and adhere to the Institute’s Code of Professional Responsibility.
“Schultz Financial Group is committed to investing in our team – our human capital is our greatest asset,” said Russ Schultz, Founder and CEO. “Alyssa’s completion of the CPWA® program and all her other education demonstrates her commitment to the fee-only profession and to our clients. We are proud to recognize Alyssa for her significant achievement.”
Alyssa Yocom, a Wealth Manager with Schultz Financial Group, delivers wealth management services to clients by creating and updating financial and investment plans that cater to individual client goals and needs. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Economics. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Financial Planning. In addition to her CPWA® certification, Alyssa is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Another life-long passion for Alyssa is community engagement. She is on the board of the Planned Giving Round Table of Northern Nevada and is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada, the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Professional Advisors Council, and the TEDxReno team.
“I’ve always known I wanted to be a financial planner,” said Alyssa Yocom. “It is so rewarding to look back at the last several years to see how far I’ve come, in both experience and education. I’m dedicated to serving our clients and believe that my Master’s degree in Personal Financial Planning and the CPWA® certification program have provided me with the education and skills necessary to address our clients’ complex wealth management needs.” Alyssa gives back to the profession through volunteering on the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Women’s Initiative committee and she hopes to support young women in the industry by developing a personal financial planning program at the local university.
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