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Address:

2 Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson Ave. Ste. 3500
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone:

312.240.1966

Fax/Other:

312.240.0799

ABOUT BOB BASSARI


I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I have 20 years of experience in the financial markets in multiple platforms including: Wire house, Broker Dealer, Independent, Banking and Institutional.

I began as an individual stock and options trader in 1991. After 4 years, in 1995 I joined Dean Witter Reynolds (now, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney) as a registered representative. In 1996 I went into independent practice with Dreher & Associates. I  hold the following registrations with  FINRA: series 63, 65, 24, 7, 31 and Life Insurance.

Below are explanations for each of my registrations with FINRA (formerly the NASD or National Association of Securities Dealers):

Uniform Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65) required by most states for individuals who wish to act as investment advisor representatives.

General Securities Representative (Series 7) is an exam for anyone employed by a broker/dealer who will trade all types of securities. This is the most comprehensive of the registered representative exams.

Uniform Securities Agent Laws (Series 63) required by individual states as a condition of registration as a registered representative, covering the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 with amendments adopted by NASAA ( North American Securities Administrators Association).

General Securities Principal (series 24) required for managing or supervising representatives in investment banking, training, solicitation, as well as the general conduct of business operations.

Futures Managed Funds (series 31) required by individual states as a requirement  for trading commodity limited partnerships, commodity pools, or managed accounts guided by Commodity Trading Advisors.

In 2001 I moved to Financial Network to be able to offer a wider array of investments to my clients. From 2003 to 2005 I decided to move to corporate and worked at Vera Vest managing their Kraft Foods retirement program. Then I had short term management consulting positions at Citibank under the Benchmark program, Banc One Securities under the Leaders Circle Program and AIG in the Financial Planning division. In 2005 I went into independent practice again and have been concentrating on retirement planning since.

I have established relationships with Estate and Tax Attorneys, Accountants and CPA’s, Asset Management Firms, Asset Protection Specialists and Health & Property/Casualty Insurers. Utilizing my experience, continuous research and extensive network of professionals, I’ve limited my area of practice in Retirement Planning to: Wealth Accumulation, Asset Protection, Capital Preservation, Asset Distribution, Tax Reduction Strategies & Wealth Transfer.

 Over the years I’ve discovered that most individuals do not spontaneously generate nor intuitively maintain appropriate patterns of financial behavior. And, since behavior is the key determinant of real-life financial outcomes, the presence in individual’s lives of a successfully persuasive behavioral coach becomes not a key but the key to their financial success. Thus, I consider successful coaching as the highest and best skill of a financial planner and for me, the most important.


Because Retirement Planning and implementation is a long-term and intricate process, I offer continuing support and personal, face-to-face service. I will meet with you at your convenience to help you design and maintain an investment program customized to your individual needs.

Remember, the first step to achieving your financial objectives is to meet with an experienced financial planner with a diverse background and expertise in this field.

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