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Our Beliefs

Everything we do—from the way we work to the way we approach our client
interactions—is rooted in these principles.

DOING WHAT'S RIGHT

We put your goals first when making financial decisions. Our duty is to help you succeed, because that, in turn, becomes our success. We are fiduciaries to our clients; always have been, always will be.

UNRELENTING HONESTY

We tell it like it is. Every single time. If you have an outside advisor doing a great job, we’ll likely tell you to stick with them. If we can help you improve your financial life, we will explain how.

CARING FOR YOU

You encounter unique challenges in life, both financial and personal. Since 1991, we have been there for people like you—through recessions, wars, pandemics, financial crises, and political changes—helping individuals, families, and nonprofits thrive and preserve wealth.

DEDICATION TO OUR CRAFT

All our Lead Advisors are required to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Many are also CFA Charterholders. We have team members who have advanced degrees from Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. We are lifelong learners and constantly seek knowledge to improve and expand the ways we can serve you.

TALKING LIKE A HUMAN

You deserve straightforward answers, without the industry jargon. We speak with transparency and take the time to ensure you fully understand your money, your investments, and your financial path.

GIVING BACK

We deeply care about our San Diego community. We live here. We work here. We raise our families here. Our team members give their time and support to their favorite local charities, helping ensure San Diego remains the best place to live, work, and play.

OUR TEAM

Get to know the people who make Dowling & Yahnke one of San Diego’s top independent wealth management firms.

MEET THE TEAM

YOUR NEEDS

Unlock the power of your wealth to meet your goals for the future.

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