Chet E. Schwartz, RICP®
My purpose is to transform and evolve the conversations people have about their personal finances so I can help them achieve financial balance. By making complex topics understandable and creating a safe, judgement-free forum for my clients to ask questions, I help close the gaps in financial knowledge, serve as an informed sounding board and uncover any blind spots that may impact their present and future security.
I have a “Protection First” philosophy, which means that before we look at any risk-based investment options, protecting and securing my clients’ assets and income is the highest priority. Recognizing that each client’s financial picture is different, it is my responsibility to create a broad, goals-based planning experience tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or business.
I’m extremely proud of the difference I’ve made in my clients’ lives, including business owners, Institutional Wall Street professionals, partners of law firms and C-level executives. My special areas of expertise include estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and business continuity planning.
A strong advocate for the needs of my clients and colleagues, I served as a Director on the Board of Finesca, formerly AALU, from 2016-2020 and still regularly engage with leaders on Capitol Hill to ensure that they are kept apprised of current and proposed insurance, estate and tax legislation and regulations that could adversely impact the planning landscape. In my current elected role as President of Guardian’s Executive Committee, I continue to shine a light on legal, regulatory and compliance issues facing the industry, while also representing the concerns and ambitions of the 2,500+ Guardian advisor national community.
Along with my wife Niki, I am most proud of the legacy we are creating for our two sons. Leading by example, financial literacy is a frequent topic at our dinner table. We love to travel and spend time outdoors, especially in Washington State, our home away from home.
If you’re looking to transform how you think about your personal finances, please reach out to start a conversation.