I have been working in the financial services industry since graduating with honors from Northern Arizona University in 2003. I began my career with Mutual of New York, which was later acquired by AXA Group in 2004. Since beginning my career I have obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERÔ designation (CFP®) which focuses on taking a holistic approach to addressing one’s financial needs, as well as obtaining the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation which provides specialization in the analysis and application of life insurance.
I am a named Partner of Southwest Wealth Strategies, LLC where I specialize in investment management, retirement income planning, and succession planning. Through my consultative process I help my clients identify and define their unique financial goals and provide education on strategies to address their needs. I believe educating my clients is critical to their success because informed clients understand the “why” behind the plan design and maintain discipline when executing the financial design as a result.
Outside of the office I enjoy traveling with my wife, Maria, and we take full advantage of our ability to do so before we have children. I enjoy playing golf and often brave 105 degree summer days to continue my practice. I am also passionate about fitness and nutrition. Because of this I have developed a reputation amongst my colleagues as the go-to person for diet and exercise advice.
Education, Licenses, and Credentials
Cum Laude – Northern Arizona University 2003
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Finance
FINRA Series 7 & Series 66 Registrations; Life and Health Licenses
Conducts business in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, WA
CFP® – CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
CLU – Chartered Life Underwriter, awarded through The American College
California Insurance License #: 0E23435
Benjamin Miles is a registered representative who offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory products and services offered through AXA Advisors, LLC, and investment advisor registered with the SEC. Annuity and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC. AXA Network, LLC does business in California as AXA Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC . AXA Advisors and AXA Network are affiliated companies and do not provide tax or legal advice. Representatives may transact business, which includes offering products and services and/or responding to inquiries, only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. Your receipt of this e-mail does not necessarily indicate that the sender is able to transact business in your state. Southwest Wealth Strategies is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network.
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