Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors, currently managing approximately $4 billion of assets for more than 1,000 clients, is proud to announce that Andrew Christopher has joined the Dowling & Yahnke team as an Associate Advisor. Andy Christopher

Prior to joining Dowling & Yahnke, Andy had a distinguished 10-year career serving in the U.S. Navy as a naval officer and F/A-18 Super-Hornet pilot. Andy joins two other Dowling & Yahnke team members who previously served as U.S. Navy officers: Will Beamer CFA, CFP®, President, Chief Investment Officer, Principal, and Mark Wernig, CFP®, Lead Advisor, Principal.

“As a pilot and an instructor, I had the privilege to work with an extremely capable and dedicated group of individuals who put the organization above themselves to accomplish the job,” shared Andy. “I saw those same qualities in the team at Dowling & Yahnke reflected in their passion to always put the clients’ interests first.”

Will Beamer stated, “Following an admirable career as a Naval aviator, we are thrilled that Andy has joined the D&Y team. His exemplary work ethic, coupled with his financial knowledge and strong communication skills, will make him an outstanding client advisor. We expect Andy to have a major impact on our growth trajectory for many years to come.”

Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science at the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Andy, his wife, and their Bernese Mountain Dog moved to San Diego in 2019.

About Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors

Since 1991, Dowling & Yahnke has offered time-tested, objective financial planning advice and investment management services designed for the financial health of our clients. Located in San Diego, California, the Firm manages approximately $4 billion for more than 1,000 clients, primarily individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations. Dowling & Yahnke is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in San Diego as measured by discretionary assets under management. For the thirteenth consecutive year, Dowling & Yahnke has had an advisor on the Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisers List.*

* The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the winner. Barron’s requested Dowling & Yahnke to apply for the ranking. The information for the ranking was compiled by the advisor and may or may not be verified by Barron’s. It is unknown as to the number of applicants considered for the ranking and the percentage of applicants that made the ranking. The award should not be viewed as representative of any one client’s experience and should not be taken as an indication of performance by Dowling & Yahnke and any of its clients. While Dowling & Yahnke did not pay a fee to apply for the award, the firm does purchase goods or services from the publisher of the award (such as subscriptions to the publication, reprints of the ranking, and payment to be included in other Barron’s-published lists).
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