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Focus Investment Advisors - Encinitas, CA

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Analyze Current Portfolio, Design Optimal Portfolio, Formalize Investment Policy, Implement Policy, Monitor and Supervision.

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Portfolio Management, Private Wealth Management, Structured Product Management

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Welcome to Focus Investment Advisors

Focus Investment Advisors (FIA) was founded in 1994 by partners Andrew Y. Wasa and Henry J Ferry Jr. FIA’s concern is knowing our clients, providing for their welfare and helping them work towards financial success. We provide a high level of service to help clients pursue their investment needs and desires. Our belief is that a long term relationship mindset and education are desirable and most beneficial to the client. We work closely with our clients to establish a high level of understanding while utilizing education and full disclosure.

FIA is a full service investment advisory firm specializing in Taft-Hartley plans, government and civil service/union employee benefits, retirement planning and investment consulting.

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