What do we do?

Today’s financial landscape is increasingly complex.  Many investors feel overwhelmed when faced with the challenge of selecting quality investments that will help secure their financial future.  We help high net worth families and small business owners navigate these turbulent waters to achieve their financial goals.  We endeavor to bring simplicity and stability to an uncertain world. We want our clients to enjoy the financial freedom to live their lives and spend time doing the things that are important to them.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Financial Planning2
  • Alternative Investments3
  • Cash Management4
  • Planning for Education Funding5
  • Professional Portfolio Management6
  • Retirement Planning7
  • UGMA/UTMA8
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  • Chris Hallmark, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor
    Chris began his career in financial services in 1998. He and his wife, Holly, have five beautiful children and enjoy travel, music, church work and spending time with their family. Chris is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC.
  • T.J. Way, Financial Advisor
    TJ joined the Falls Park Team after a distinguished career in public accounting. He completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia. TJ is married to Allyson and has two wonderful children. He enjoys golf, cheering for his Clemson Tigers, water activities and spending time with the family.
  • Francine Bergmann, Senior Registered Client Service Associate
    Francine has over 20 years of experience in financial services. She holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses and is the lead administrative assistant to our team. Francine is married to Gordon and they have two children—Cameron (age 15) and Morgan (age 13). They enjoy boating, fishing and watching Cameron and Morgan play soccer.
  • Liz Albers, Client Service Associate
    Liz also has over 20 years of experience in financial services. She assists Francine in providing outstanding service and attention to our clients. She is married to Darren and has a teenage daughter, Elaina. She enjoys collecting fountain pens, traveling and spending time with her family.
We develop individualized plans to help our clients reach their specific financial goals. Since each client’s situation is unique, the tools and strategies we utilize vary from client to client. However, we find that the following ideas bring consistency to our practice:
  • Guiding Principles
    Commitment-putting our clients’ best interests first and providing an excellent client experience.
    Competence-bringing best-in-class experience to help our clients reach their financial goals.
    Communication-customizing the client experience to make sure that each client stays informed in the manner and frequency that they desire.
  • Modern Wealth Management
    Focuses on “The big picture”—establishing goals, such as retirement & education planning, estate planning, etc.
    Investments
    Life & long-term care insurance strategies
    Cash Management and Lending Solutions
    Legacy planning
    Trust services
  • Investment “Rules of the Road”
    Focus on the long-term but don’t ignore the short-term. “Buy and hold” doesn’t mean “buy and forget.”
    Buy quality investments will “wear well” over time.
    Diversify—we typically hold no more than 5% of a portfolio in any one position.
    Assume that an economic downturn could happen at any time for any number of reasons. The time to prepare for a downturn is before it happens.
    Pay attention to expenses. As the saying goes, “it’s not what you earn that counts, but how much you keep.”
Our team believes the foundation of any relationship is trust.  When clients choose to entrust us with their hard-earned wealth, we take this responsibility seriously.  We know that retirement plans, college educations, dreams and family legacies are at stake.  Our team is committed to bringing the highest level of integrity and compassion to each client relationship.

    Location

    501 River Street
    3rd Floor
    Greenville, SC 29601
    US
    Direct:
    (864) 370-7264(864) 370-7264
    Toll-Free:
    (800) 755-5750(800) 755-5750

    Meet The Falls Park Team

    About Me

    Securities Agent: TX, SC, WA, VA, TN, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NC, MT, MS, MO, MI, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, FL, CO, CA, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
    NMLS#: 1274539

    About Me

    Securities Agent: SC, WA, VA, TX, TN, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NC, MT, MS, MO, MI, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, GA, FL, CO, CA, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
    NMLS#: 1735624
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    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Special Needs Planning
    • Trust Services
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