Apex Securities & Asset Management is an independent, local, full-service investment firm that offers traditional investment services including stocks, municipal and government bonds, mutual funds, college funding 529 plans and IRA-rollover accounts.
Apex also offers private money managers, stock-option financing and, for business owners, SEP-IRA’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, 401(k)’s and profit sharing retirement plans. All of the services come with the advice and counsel of respected financial advisors Treva Black and David Roche, who each have more than 26 years of investment experience.
The two advisors currently manage approximately $150 million for individuals and small businesses. They were both recently honored as Brentwood Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year for 2016, which is awarded to businesses that are heavily involved in the community and have high business standards.
Apex sees itself as the financial quarterback for their clients. They work closely with their client’s other professional advisors, tax preparers and attorneys to make sure their recommendations are in line with the client’s ultimate objective. This component of financial planning is critical when dealing with more complex cases. Apex’s philosophy is to be goal-oriented and focused, rather than market-performance driven, making sure that their clients are on track to achieve their main objectives.
Unlike other advisors who are content with coming to Brentwood to hold a quick seminar and departing before the dessert is consumed, Treva and David are firmly committed to Brentwood and East County. Their deep community involvement goes beyond providing retirement income and college funding, as Apex Securities is a proud supporter of local schools, youth activities and service clubs, including both the Rotary and Soroptimist. It’s evident to anyone who visits their spacious and inviting office that Apex is committed to their clients and serious about what they do. Proudly hanging on the Apex walls, you will find tributes to Brentwood’s agriculture and farming families, both the roots of Brentwood’s history and its future.
Apex Securities boasts a professional support staff, featuring Senior Client Registered Associate Patricia Castro, who has more than 27 years of brokerage experience, and Client Service Manager Sharlet Briggs.
“They’re the backbone for our success,” said Treva.
By large brokerage house standards, Apex Securities is overstaffed, but by their terms, they’re perfectly staffed. Both Patricia and Sharlet have been with Apex since its inception, and Apex believes that it is exactly that type of stability that their long-time clients appreciate. When you call Apex, you will consistently get a live, helpful person who knows you, not an automated system that pushes you into a labyrinth of voicemail.
As an independent investment firm Apex Securities does not have shareholders. Their first and only priority is the success of their clients.
“Our goal from day one was to provide our clients with an unparalleled experience that would not be possible at a large company,” said David.
Apex Securities recognizes that all of their clients are unique; not only in their goals and needs, but also in how they wish to work with their financial advisor. Some folks need more handholding and attention, while other people like to come up with ideas and have the Apex advisors give it their stamp of approval. Whether it’s a longtime employee looking to generate retirement income or someone new to town who wants to move their account a little closer to home, Apex can personalize a custom plan.
The Apex team considers it a privilege to work with multiple generations of clients and an honor to have been invited to retirement parties, graduations and weddings.
Both Treva and David agree, “We consider our clients family.”
Apex is also growing. They are currently looking to hire another financial advisor. Their growth has exceeded even Apex’s ambitious expectations.
“We’re looking for the right person to complement our advisors and staff,” said David.
“They will have to be the right fit, and we’re extremely finicky about the caliber of service we deliver to our clients,” added Treva.
Apex is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, to schedule a complimentary portfolio review or to get a second opinion on your investments, call 925-516-APEX or visit www.apexsecurities.net.
Investment and insurance products are not FDIC-insured, with no bank guarantee and may lose value. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and a separate nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Apex Securities & Asset Management is a separate entity from WFAFN.