• Michael Murphy, CFP®, AEP®

    Financial Advisor

The 2000-2002 and 2008–2009 bear market revealed potential flaws in the traditional Buy-and-Hold philosophy of investing. In contrast, we believe that a better method is to be able to answer this key question . . . When do you sell?

"From experience over the years we've found that a defined and disciplined process is the critical element in managing the perils of both ascending and descending markets."

"To address such up-and-down market changes we developed and refined our process for tactically responding to such conditions with the development of our TEAM (Tactical Equity & Income Asset Management) investing system, and implemented it into the advisory process of our client portfolios."

Helping Clients Make Educated Financial Decisions

As an independent financial advisor, Mike's primary focus is to help his clients make smart decisions for their investment strategies and in planning for their retirement. He sees himself as the "medium through which his clients develop personal understanding to make educated financial decisions.

In addition, he assists clients with "financial enrichment," work which involves helping families and businesses initiate their advance family succession planning. This is accomplished through examination of estate planning techniques and working closely with the client's attorney, CPA, or other essential professionals.*

Education And Credentials

Mike earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional certification in 1987 from the College for Financial Planning, Denver, Colorado. He also holds the certified designation, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) earned from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) through the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BS) from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Mike is an active member of the Financial Planning Association, the New Orleans Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Among numerous other professional organizations, he has spoken for the Greater New Orleans CPA Association and the "Money-Watch-Live" public investment symposium in New Orleans.

He and his wife, Sylvia, chose the New Orleans area to raise their family and enjoy the many opportunities available in such a historic location. Sylvia has been a long time advocate of the World War II Museum, having served many years as a museum tour guide, while Mike is an avid listener and fan of live jazz music.

Please contact the Metairie Office of Raymond James for additional information.

*Raymond James does not offer tax or legal services.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.