Michael Diersen

Financial Advisor

President, MLD Investment Advisory, Inc.


Helping clients understand their individual risk profiles and defining their ideal asset allocation is critical to helping them achieve their long-term financial goals. Michael Diersen serves as a Financial Advisor at Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s largest independent Broker-Dealers, and is President of MLD Investment Advisory, Inc., one of Nevada’s first truly independent Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms. He has spent the past 38-plus years building strong personal relationships with his clients, resulting in a more educated approach to providing solid financial advice relative to their risk and volatility parameters.

Michael joined Wedbush Securities, Inc. in 1983 and in 1997 he founded his own RIA firm, MLD Investment Advisory, Inc. Between the two entities he is able to offer his clients a wide array of investment options with access to multiple platforms and money managers. Michael has also served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and has taught investment courses at his alma mater, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael originally began his collegiate studies in microbiology before changing direction to finance and investments. In 1987 Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a specialization in Investments and in 1991 he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael and his wife of more than 30 years, Nickie, have two daughters, two grandchildren, and reside in the Henderson area of Nevada. When he’s not spending time with his family, Michael enjoys working out, hiking and traveling as much as he can.


  • Active in local politics and elections
  • Volunteers with his local church


  • Asset Management
  • Portfolio Structure & Management


  • Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a specialization in Investments
  • M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Licensed in 14 states (AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, MN, NV, NM, NY, OR, SC, TX, and UT)
  • Nevada Insurance License #19493

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