Brian D. Raat , CFP®
Vice President, Investments


5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd. , Suite 510
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: (818) 226-6753
Toll Free: (877) 879-8530
Fax: (818) 226-6750
Email: brian.raat@wedbush.com

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30AM - 4:30PM EPT
Licensed in the following state(s): CA ,NY ,OR ,PA ,AK ,RI ,OH

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With the complexity of the financial markets and an ever-changing financial planning environment, it takes a considerable amount of investment knowledge, experience and resources to develop and implement a sound financial plan.

Planning Philosophy
I strive to build long-term relationships with clients, by developing and managing customized financial plans that cater to each client's unique and individual needs. Investing without a plan is like driving without a destination. To be successful, it is critical to know where you want to go and to have a plan on how to get there. A customized financial plan provides clear objectives and the most appropriate way to pursue them.

My Business
My business is built upon the relationships I've established with my clients, friends and other professionals. Drawing on my experience, knowledge, insight, wealth of contacts and firm research, I can offer customized wealth management advice and personalized service.
I work closely with my clients, and their trusted advisors, to ensure that I have a thorough understanding of their personal and business goals, and that my clients have realistic expectations and a better understanding of the potential risks and rewards inherent in their planning.

Mission Statement
My mission is to provide the highest quality of personalized planning and service, where each client deserves unique and individual attention. My goal is to be my clients' primary source for financial advice and planning. My clients can expect a high level of service, along with ongoing dialogue and regular reviews.

Sincere Appreciation
Continuous thanks and appreciation to my clients, family and friends for allowing me to have a career, in which I can continuously help people, whether its at work or in the community. My clients, family and friends have grown over the years, and they have also helped me to grow as a person and as a professional.

Background

Brian lives in West Hills, California with his wife, Susan, his daughters, Reagan and Morgan, and their mini schnauzer, Mitsy. In his spare time, Brian is active with USC Alumni Association, Justice Elementary Leadership Council and School Site Council, West Valley Soccer League (as a coach for his daughters), American Red Cross, Premier Resource Group and with the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce.

  • Certified Financial PlannerTM, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
  • Over 15 years of experience in the securities industry
  • B.S., Business Administration, Finance & Economics, University of Southern California
  • Graduate, Professional Education Program, College of Financial Planning (CFP)
  • Series 7,63 & 65 Licensed
  • State of California, Life, Variable Life, Health, Long Term Care Insurance & Variable Annuities Licensed (#0B91106)
  • Interests and hobbies include reading, strength training, basketball, soccer, swimming, and coaching youth soccer and basketball

Areas of Specialization