Private Wealth Advisor
Alden Hagardorn is a diehard New Orleanian who has lived in the same Uptown zip code his entire life. He has worked in financial services for 20 years with Edward Jones, H&R Block Financial, and Ameriprise Financial, and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and an Accredited Assets Management Specialist (AAMS®). Prior to his work as an advisor, Alden held top-level management and agent positions in the insurance industry. Alden, who attended St. Henry’s, De La Salle High School and Tulane, is very active in the New Orleans community. He is an officer in the Knights of Columbus Council 3411, and is president and founder of Friends of St. Henry Church. Alden is also the radio statistician for Tulane University football, the New Orleans Pelicans, and select Westwood One NFL broadcasts. He is a member of several Mardi Gras krewes, including the Krewe of Thoth.
A Word from Alden:
“Everyone wants to make money, but what motivates me – in this business and life in general – can be summed up in one word: people. I’m what you call “neighborly.” I truly enjoy being around people and working with them, whether it’s helping a client develop a financial plan, or staying active in the traditions and communities that make our city so unique. My philosophy as a financial advisor – which perfectly aligns with the team culture and ethos at Faubourg – revolves around a few simple, but very important ideas: Develop a plan. Be sensible and consistent. Don’t chase what doesn’t exist. And, stick to your plan. I am proud that I have been able to retain clients since back in the 1980’s. That tells me this simple philosophy works.”
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) are trained to provide financial information and assistance to people going through a divorce. They evaluate the tax implications of dividing property and the financial impact of various settlement options for dividing marital property (including pensions) and child and spousal support payments.
Individuals who hold the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designation have completed a course of study encompassing investments, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning issues. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. All designees have agreed to adhere to Standards of Professional Conduct and are subject to a disciplinary process. Designees renew their designation every two-years by completing 16 hours of continuing education, reaffirming adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct and complying with self-disclosure requirements.