• Christopher G. Ernst, J.D., CPWA®

    Branch Registered Principal

    Financial Advisor, RJFS

Christopher G. Ernst. Chris has served as a financial advisor to individuals, families, and businesses throughout the United States for the last ten years. In that time, Chris developed a niche for comprehensive financial planning, with a focus on implementing tax-efficient investment strategies and preserving multi-generational wealth. In 2017, Chris joined Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., whose guiding principles of putting the client first align with his own core beliefs to better serve his clients. He holds his Series 9 and Series 10 licenses, supporting Hake Investment Group as Registered Branch Principal.

Chris, a St. Louis native and MICDS graduate, earned a degree in history from Rhodes College and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. He began his career in the financial services industry with Scottrade and then transitioned to Merrill Lynch as a Senior Financial Advisor. Chris also attained the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation from the Investment & Wealth Institute.

Outside of work, Chris is an exercise enthusiast, attending daily swimming or cycling classes at his gym, or taking a long hike on one of his many visits to national parks around the country. These adventures provide Chris with positive energy and clarity in all aspects of his life. He also enjoys spending time with his family, especially his six nieces and nephews. Whether it is a group dinner, walking 18 holes of golf, or a night in to watch the newest Pixar film, he enjoys every minute with them.