When choosing a financial advisor to help you meet your wealth management goals, consider the benefits of working with someone that has a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation. This well-regarded designation is awarded by the Investment Management Consultants Association® to professionals that have successfully completed the experience, education, examination, and ethics requirements of the certification program.

The CPWA certification program is an advanced credential created specifically for wealth managers who work with high-net-worth clients, focusing on the life cycle of wealth: accumulation, preseveration and protection, and distribution. These professionals learn to identify and analyze challenges facing high-net-worth clients and understand how to develop specific strategies to minimize taxes, monetize and protect assets, maximize growth, and transfer wealth.  Patricia Baum and Margaret Jackson are both Certified Private Wealth Advisors®

As a CPWA®, both Patti and Margie strictly adhere to principles as set below in the IMCA Code of Professional Responsibility:
Source: IMCA, 2016


  • Act in the best interest of the client. 
  • Disclose services to be offered and provided, related charges, and compensation. Disclose the existence of actual, potential, and/or perceived conflicts of interest and relevant financial relationships, direct and/or indirect. 
  • Provide clients information needed to make informed decisions.
  • Respond to client inquiries and instructions appropriately, promptly, completely, and truthfully. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information, however acquired, consistent with legal and regulatory requirements and firm policies. 
  • Provide competent service by truthful representation of competency, maintenance and/or development of professional capabilities, and, when appropriate, the recommendation of other professionals.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements related to one's practice of his or her profession. 
  • Maintain a high level of ethical conduct.


Invest in your future by working with a professional who has earned the prestigious Certified Private Wealth Advisor certification.