Charging a fee for objective advice was a novel idea in 1982. This led to Barry Corkern, CFP®, AIFA® to become the first person in Arkansas to register solely as an investment adviser and not conjointly as a broker dealer.
For nearly 40 years, Barry M. Corkern and Company Inc. has provided fee-only, comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management. Comprehensive wealth management requires objective analysis, discussion and decision-making regarding elements of the client’s financial circumstances. This includes investments, savings, insurance, banking, retirement, estate planning and other components specific to the client.
Corkern believes integrity and excellence set his Little Rock firm apart.
“Because we are not salesmen and do not earn a commission, we don’t have a hidden agenda or incentive for a client to buy any financial product or service. Our firm’s CEFEX certification, the first in Arkansas, is evidence of our pursuit of integrity and excellence.”
Though COVID presented the firm with unique challenges, Corkern said the firm never left its clients’ sides.
“Because fear is based on the unknown, we had to navigate the conversation away from clients’ fears to focus on the long-term,” Corkern said. “They needed constant assurance that the world was not coming to an end. Although no one at the time knew how it would end, I chose to believe we would be OK. My experience with crises and crashes has given me the confidence that everything will work out in the end. We communicated that to our clients.”
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