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William L. Ralston, III, CFP®

William L. Ralston, III, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢ Practitioner, Director of Corporate Retirement Planning Services

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I strive to provide clients with premier levels of personalized financial planning and related financial services. I do so with constant attention to maintaining the highest levels of integrity, collaboration, and professionalism. My experience has been that I can be of greatest value to clients by establishing an honest, open, and ongoing dialogue relating to each client’s evolving goals, concerns, and attitudes towards risks.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, I follow a set process with my clients. This involves defining goals and expectations and analyzing each client’s personal situation from the outset. I then develop and help implement strategies that best address the client’s objectives in a cost-efficient manner.

Education and Experience
B.A. Economics, Bellarmine University, 1996. J. Graham Brown Scholar

Professional Credentials
Registered for Securities in the following states: FL, IL, IN, KY, OH, NC, NJ, NY, TX, WA
Series 7 and 63 registrations held with LPL Financial
Series 65 license held with KPP Advisory Services
Registered as IAR in the following states: CA, FL, IL, IN, KY, OH, NC, TX
Life, Health, and Variable license in KY.
Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner

Previous Experience
Financial Advisor, Kentucky Financial Group
Louisville, KY 2002 – 2012
Technical Recruiter/Sales Representative, Aerotek Contract Engineering
Louisville, KY 1997 – 2002

Financial Planning Association of Kentuckiana

My wife Christy and I have been married for over 20 years and have two wonderful children. I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, traveling, and music, including playing guitar.

Volunteer Experience
Board Member of the Kentuckiana Chapter of the Financial Planning Association - 2017
– Present

President of the Board of the Kentuckiana Chapter of the Financial Planning Association
in 2019

Investment Committee Member-- Assumption High School - 2017 -2018 Member of a committee that advised Assumption High School on managing its endowment funds and employee retirement plan.