New York, NY, May 6, 2019 – Manhattan Ridge Advisors announced today that Chief Investment Officer Christopher Braccia has attained the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation from the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Plan advisors who earn the CPFA credential from NAPA demonstrate the specialized knowledge and expertise required to act as a plan fiduciary or to help fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities.
Christopher Braccia, AIF®, PPC ™, CMFC®, and CPFA, began his financial-services career at Merrill Lynch and later became vice president of investments for Sands Brothers and Company serving both domestic and international clients. Christopher began at Manhattan Ridge Advisors in 2006 and joined First Allied Securities thru their acquisition of Montauk Financial Group, where he served as senior vice president of investments. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bryant University. He lives in Ridgefield Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.
About Manhattan Ridge Advisors
Manhattan Ridge Advisors, with offices in New York and New Jersey, designs customized financial plans and manages wealth for a diverse range of clients. No matter what your life stage— starting a business, saving for your children’s education, preparing for retirement—we can create and implement a plan that enables you to invest on your terms, work diligently to minimize your tax liability and attempt to transfer wealth safely to your children or to charitable entities. We build our business on excellent service and a long-term view toward your financial success.
About National Association of Plan Advisors
The National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement
Association, is a professional society uniquely committed to seven core principles of advisors serving employer-sponsored retirement plans: (1) The retirement industry is in transition and NAPA is a leader for positive change: (2) NAPA's core purpose is to enhance retirement security in America; (3) NAPA members focus on providing high quality, professional advice to retirement plans and/or their participants; (4) NAPA members are committed to leading the transition to a more transparent, effective, professionally governed retirement system; (5) NAPA members may serve as either fiduciaries or non-fiduciaries, but are committed to clearly disclosing their fiduciary or non-fiduciary status to their ERISA retirement plan clients: (6) NAPA members pledge to comply with all requirements relating to retirement plans that are or will be required by the SEC, DOL, or any other governing agencies; and (7) NAPA members pledge to maintain ethical standards in their representation of plan sponsor and participant clients and will strive to service them under a process that puts their clients' interests first. More information on NAPA can be found at www.napa-net.org/about-us.