What is a Registered Investment Advisor?

Bart Zandbergen is proud to be a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Representative. An RIA representative is a person who advises high-net-worth individuals on investments and manages their portfolios. An RIA representative is required to register either with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities administrators and because an RIA representative is regulated directly by the SEC, they are considered to be acting in a fiduciary capacity and held to a higher standard than of conduct than registered representatives.

This fiduciary standard requires that the RIA representative must always act in the client’s best interest, regardless of the circumstances. It is the highest standard of care under the American legal system and is a more stringent rule than what stockbrokers are held to. Stockbrokers are held to the “suitability standard”, which requires them to make specific recommendations based only on their suitability for their clients' specific circumstances.

Bart is an RIA representative of The Zandbergen Group

Leaving computer system sales, a great career, and starting a new job with no salary was one of the scariest moments of my life, but also one of the most fulfilling.

Looking back, it was one of the best decisions of my life. Helping people reach their financial goals is not only fulfilling but my life's purpose. The notes, letters, and thank yous from clients are irreplaceable. My clients are an extension of my family, and as such, so are their family gatherings, business openings, holiday parties, and celebrations we attend together.

Everything I do is built on the concept of aligning your vision and values with your wealth plan through customized, comprehensive financial planning so that you can live your best life and create a lifelong legacy. I treasure the confidence and trust my clients have in me and will continue to work tirelessly to give you the distinct client experience you have come to know and love.

Years of Experience

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Certified Financial Planner
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Wealth Management
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Certified Divorce Financial Analyst