Nicholas A. Harris
Senior Vice President
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Nick Harris is a Senior Vice President at Cassaday & Company, Inc. and has been with the firm since 2006. Nick works with families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations to guide them through important life and financial decisions. By listening carefully to investors, engaging them in purposeful conversation, and educating them about their financial situations, Nick is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their long-term goals.
Nick practices a model of integrated wealth management that provides a systematic approach to financial planning. He addresses all of the relevant areas of personal finance, including investment management, insurance, income and estate tax planning, charitable giving, retirement planning, wealth accumulation, and cash flow generation. He works collaboratively with his clients’ CPAs, estate planning attorneys, mortgage brokers, and other professionals to create a comprehensive financial plan.
Nick is a senior member of Cassaday & Company, Inc.’s Investment Policy Committee (IPC), which develops the firm’s overall investment selections and policies. Within the IPC, Nick is responsible for the management and oversight of the firm’s small, mid-size, and emerging markets foreign equity investments.
He is an Investment Advisor Representative with Cassaday & Company, Inc. and a Registered Representative with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., one of the largest independent broker-dealer firms in the country. Nick is among the firm’s top advisors and is a member of the firm’s ‘Royal Court’ (2015-2018).
In 2019, Nick was recognized by Forbes’ as a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor. Forbes also recognized Nick as a Top Next Generation Wealth Advisor* in 2017 and 2018, ranking him as #57 and #43 in the nation those two years. This places him in the top five percent of advisors in the country earning this recognition. Nick was also ranked by Forbes as the #1 Next Generation Wealth Advisor in the state of Virginia.
Nick is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), a professional designation he attained through Georgetown University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program.
In addition to the CFP®, Nick has attained the following designations: Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®). He also holds the Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations.
Outside of Cassaday & Company, Inc., Nick is currently serving a two-year term (2017-2019) as the Treasurer of the Meeting House Cooperative Preschool Board of Directors and a four-year term (2016-2020) as a member of the Meeting House Cemetery Board.
Other Community Involvement:
- SCAN Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia – member of the Circle of Hope and former member of the Council of Young Professionals (CYP) from 2013-2016
- PRS, Inc. (formerly Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services) – served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2015, including one-year as Chairman of the Board from 2012-2013
- Rotary Club of Alexandria, VA
- Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
- Royal Alliance’s Millennial Advisory Board – served from 2015-2018 as one of the founding Board Members and only eight advisors nationally under the age of 35 providing feedback, fostering communication, and strengthening relationships within the broker-dealer
Nick lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Anna, daughter Clare, and three sons Tompson, Hayes, and Carr.
*Awards and Recognition disclosures can be found at http://www.cassaday.com/disclosures
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.