Aaron Olson


Dakota Coast Capital, LLC

Founder and Financial Advisor

Aaron Olson


Dakota Coast Capital, LLC

Founder and Financial Advisor

Our Mission at Dakota Coast Capital is to free you up to spend more time doing what you love with the people you love – and, less time worrying about your financial future. - Aaron Olson, CFP®, CFA®

Independent, fiduciary financial planner located in Malvern, PA, serving clients in Greater Philadelphia and across the country.

Aaron Olson is a Malvern, PA fee-only financial planner. Dakota Coast Capital provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Aaron Olson is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Aaron Olson, founder and fee-only financial advisor at Dakota Coast Capital, provides guidance for your family’s finances and business interests. Aaron collaborates with you to organize your current financial condition, determine your goals, and create a roadmap to achieve those goals. He coordinates the implementation and monitoring of solutions to maximize the probability of financial success for you, your family, and your business.

Prior to founding Dakota Coast Capital, Aaron spent several years consulting with independent financial advisory firms while working at Dimensional Fund Advisors. During that experience, he honed his wealth management philosophy from many of the best minds in the capital markets and financial planning fields. He applies that philosophy daily in developing solutions for you and your family, while also drawing upon his lifelong experience working in his family’s agriculture business to help you navigate the financial complexities of a family business.

Aaron is a CFA® charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. He received a Bachelor’s in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Texas. He enjoys living in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and travels back to his roots in South Dakota frequently. He can often be found behind a stroller (or double stroller) in Valley Forge National Park or on the Schuylkill River Trail with his wife and children.

Aaron Olson is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning

Dakota Coast Capital is a boutique, fee-only registered investment advisor based in Malvern, PA. We provide financial planning, investment advisory, and wealth management services primarily to families in Chester County and across the greater Philadelphia area.

We advise a limited number of families on their important financial decisions. Whatever financial goals you have for your family or family business, we help you navigate the challenges and design a tailored strategy to provide you with peace of mind.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Wealth Management
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment Advisory

Ideal Clients

  • Family Business Owners
  • Families in Transition
  • Growing Families

Working Together

  • Clearly Defined, Fixed Fees
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • In-Office or Virtual Meetings

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Aaron Olson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
    Aaron Olson is a CFA® charterholder

    A Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute. A CFA designation is a badge of distinction. It represents a deep knowledge of all things investing, a commitment to ethics, and a passion for always putting investors first. All of which make members unparalleled professionals who are fully engaged in raising the standards of the investment management industry.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Aaron Olson is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • XY Planning Network
    Aaron Olson is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

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Office Locations:

  • 5 Great Valley Pkwy
    Ste 210
    Malvern, PA 19355

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