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Our Story

At Braatz Wealth Advisors (BWA), we understand that wealth represents your dreams, aspirations, and the legacy you want to leave. With our experienced team and deep understanding of the financial landscape, we're here to help you navigate complexities and achieve your long-term goals, all while upholding the fiduciary duty we owe to our clients.

As fiduciaries, we place your interests above our own, acting in a position of trust and confidence. This means that we are legally and ethically obligated to act in your best interest at all times. It's a responsibility we take seriously because we know that the decisions we make on your behalf can have a profound impact on your financial well-being.

Our comprehensive services cover everything from investment advisory to estate planning, all brought together by cutting-edge technology seamlessly integrated with the world's largest custodians and fintech software providers. By combining our expertise with the power of innovative tools, we ensure that your financial strategies are well-informed, efficient, and tailored to your specific needs.

One of our key strengths lies in our ability to leverage the deep Pine Valley Investments (PVI) team. PVI lends its success and reputation as institutional market makers, proprietary equity and options traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, investment advisors, business owners, and insurance specialists. This collaboration allows us to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and resources, ensuring that your investments are strategically managed with a keen focus on long-term growth and preservation.

BWA clients will have access to a dedicated team of professionals who work tirelessly to analyze investment opportunities, monitor market trends, and provide comprehensive research to optimize your financial strategies. Additionally, our client support staff is always available to address your inquiries, assist with account management, and ensure you have a seamless experience with our firm.

Building lasting relationships is at the core of our philosophy. We foster open communication and transparent decision-making, ensuring that you're actively involved in shaping your financial strategies. By truly understanding your aspirations and risk tolerance, we develop customized approaches that align with your goals and provide you with peace of mind. Trust in our fiduciary duty, experience, and commitment to excellence as we partner with you on your journey toward financial success and a secure future.

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About PVI

Founded in 2015, Pine Valley Investments (PVI) operates as an SEC-registered investment advisory firm committed to delivering personalized financial solutions that align with each client’s unique financial goals and aspirations.


At Pine Valley Investments, we believe that wealth management extends beyond mere investing. It's about crafting a financial strategy that resonates with your lifestyle, values, and future ambitions. Our team of seasoned investment managers is dedicated to helping you navigate the intricacies of the financial markets, enabling you to make informed decisions about your wealth.


Our expertise lies in serving high net worth individuals, families, and businesses. We offer a broad spectrum of services, including portfolio management, financial planning, and retirement planning. As a fiduciary, our client-first approach ensures that your interests are at the heart of everything we do.


We are proud to operate as an open architecture firm. This model allows us to seamlessly integrate other like-minded fiduciary advisors into our team and leverage a large scope industry resources. Our open architecture approach also enables us to tap into the expertise and resources of the world's largest institutions and fintech providers, ensuring that we provide the best possible service to our clients. This structure allows us to adapt swiftly to changes in the financial landscape, ensuring that our clients' portfolios remain robust and well-positioned for growth.


Our team comprises successful individuals from diverse backgrounds, including institutional market makers, proprietary equity and options traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, investment advisors, business owners, and insurance specialists. Our educational credentials span bachelors, masters, legal, and doctorate degrees from leading institutions, with studies encompassing economics, engineering, finance, information systems and technology, journalism, labor studies, and law. This rich tapestry of experiences equips us with the unique perspective necessary to devise effective strategies to meet your family's investment goals.


At Pine Valley Investments, we pride ourselves on our Investment Management Strategies. Acting as your outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO), we establish relationships that enable us to gain a deep understanding of each client's financial landscape and wealth. Armed with this detailed and comprehensive information, we can offer insightful advice that supports an integrated, efficient investment strategy to optimally deploy your assets.


Whether you're seeking investment management services or comprehensive financial planning, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. Discover the Pine Valley Investments difference today and experience a new level of personalized wealth management. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to financial success.

Pine Valley Investments has been recognized as one of USA Today's Best Financial Advisory firms.

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The rankings were determined based on two dimensions:

1. Peer/Client recommendations collected via an independent survey sent to over 20,000 clients and financial advisors.

2. Growth of Assets under Management (AUM) analyzed both short (12 months) and long-term (5-years) based on publicly available data. Pine Valley Investments did not compensate USA Today for this award.

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