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AJ Safavi has been helping his clients accomplish their most cherished goals with respect to their financial lives for over 30 years. His philosophy evolves around a disciplined process designed around getting to know what matters most to individuals before offering any customized advice.

AJ's career in finance started in 1985 in the area of real estate, where he advised his clients on suitability and effective lending instruments for residential and commercial projects. He joined Merrill Lynch of Beverly Hills in 1996 as a Financial Advisor and was eventually promoted to the position of Vice President and Senior Wealth Management Advisor. In April of 2009, AJ joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where he continues to provide sophisticated wealth planning services for his clients.

AJ is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and Portfolio Manager. He was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as a "Five Star Wealth Management Advisor" for 2013, 2015, and 2018.  He enjoys tennis, golf, soccer and a glass of wine.
Services Include
  • Financial Planning1
  • Lending Products
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Alternative Investments2
  • Annuities3
  • Asset Management4
  • Business Planning5
  • Business Succession Planning6
  • Cash Management7
  • Corporate Bonds8
  • Estate Planning Strategies9
Securities Agent: CA, CO, FL, NC, NJ, NV, NY, RI, TX, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
NMLS#: 1272851
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Professional Details

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with minor in Public Relations Woodbury University
Charted Retirement Planning Counselor
CA Insurance Lic. # 0745647
Security and Commodity licensed

Experience

April 1996 - April 2009: Merrill Lynch
Vice President
Financial Advisor
Beverly Hills, California

July 1988 - August 1996: New England Mutual
Financial Advisor
Sherman Oaks, California

Nov 1985 - July 1991: National Pacific Mortgage
Senior Loan Consultant
Woodland Hills, California

Awards

Was named "Five Star Wealth Management Advisor” in 2013, 2015, and 2018 by Los Angeles Magazine.


Associations 


Board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of LA

    Location

    21650 Oxnard St
    Ste 1800
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    US
    Direct:
    (818) 715-1858(818) 715-1858
    Toll Free:
    (800) 755-2550(800) 755-2550
    Fax:
    (818) 887-7809(818) 887-7809
    Investment and Market Perspectives

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    Retirement

    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement Income Strategies
    • Retirement Plan Participants
    • Annuities
    The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

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    Investing

    Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
    • Asset Management
    • Wealth Planning
    • Traditional Investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing
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    Family

    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
    • Estate Planning Strategies
    • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Special Needs Planning
    • Trust Services
    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Here's how to take control of your finances if a death or divorce leaves you holding the reins.

    Business Planning

    Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
    • Succession Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Qualified Retirement Plans
    • Corporate Pension Funds
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    Philanthropy

    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
    • Endowments
    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing
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    2Alternative Investments are speculative and include a high degree of risk. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his/her investment. Alternative investments are suitable only for qualified, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time.

    3Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

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