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Clay Cochran Ameriprise Financial Advisor

Clay Cochran

CFP®, ChFC®, MBA, CFS®

Private Wealth Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
MavenCross Wealth Advisors
9
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.
Background and qualification information is available at FINRA’s BrokerCheck website.

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Investments
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education
  • Charitable Giving
  • Insurance

Interests

  • I love spending time with my wife (Melissa) and our three sons.
  • I enjoy competing in triathlons (Sprint and Olympic distances) and road races (5K to half marathons).
  • I am an avid deer and quail hunter.
  • My favorite vacation spots are Panama City Beach, FL and Lake Martin.
  • In the fall, my Saturdays are generally spent watching college football and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide (Roll Tide).

Community participation

  • Wake the World (Smith Lake, AL)
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Finance Committee
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Usher

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • CFS® Certified Fund Specialist
  • FINRA Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
  • FINRA Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • FINRA Series 66 - Uniform Combined State Law Examination

Education

  • Master of Business Administration - The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science, Commerce & Business Administration - The University of Alabama

Previous experience

  • Financial Planning Analyst, Jeff Roberts & Associates (Birmingham, AL), 2014-2015
  • Discount Brokerage Representative, BBVA Securities (Birmingham, AL), 2013-2014
  • Investment Systems Coordinator, BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, Inc. (Birmingham, AL), 2011-2013
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