Burton Enright Welch
Burton Enright Welch
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Christopher Hughes, CFP®, CTS®
Fee-Only financial planner located in Walnut Creek, CA, serving clients locally and across the country
Christopher Hughes is a Walnut Creek, CA fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. Burton Enright Welch provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and retirement plan services to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Christopher Hughes is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Christopher Hughes is a Financial Advisor at Burton Enright Welch
What Do You Enjoy About Being Part Of Burton Enright Welch?
I enjoy being part of a collaborative team with the same vision and dedicated to the mission of delivering high quality financial advice.
What Quality Of Yours Makes You Best-Suited To What You Do?
By nature, I am a calm and collected person. I do not make rash decisions and research things thoroughly before making big decisions. These personal factors help keep clients calm when facing stressful financial situations. It also allows me to help my clients make the most informed decisions around their finances.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Financial Planning?
Building close relationships with clients and watching their lives improve because of the financial decisions they make.
What is the biggest challenge?
Shifting investors’ focus from days, weeks, and months to years and decades. The acute focus on short-term market movements often leads to poor investment decisions.
What Do You Love To Do Outside Of Work?
I love to play soccer, travel with my family, go hiking with my wife, and build things - most recently a playhouse for my girls.
What Personal Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
Being a dad to my two beautiful girls.
Education & Accreditations
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. Business Economics, Minor: Sports Management
Golden Gate University, M.S. Financial Planning
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
Certified Tax Specialist (CTS®)
Christopher Hughes 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.
Burton Enright Welch is an fee-only financial planning and investment management firm in Walnut Creek. Over the past three decades, we have remained focused on delivering our clients a high level of service. We encourage frequent communication, full financial engagement, and deep familiarity with goals and concerns. As planners, we embrace complexity; often, our most valuable advice goes beyond investments. Your portfolio is a means to an end: fulfilling your life's objectives. Having a plan and monitoring its progress is crucial to your success.
We offer the following services: Financial Planning, Investment Management, and Retirement Plan Services.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Christopher Hughes 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.
Christopher Hughes 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.
Christopher Hughes Holds the Certified Tax Specialist Designation (CTS®) from the Institute of Business and Finance
Burton Enright Welch Named to Financial Times Top 300 Financial Advisers 2019
Burton Enright Welch Named to Financial Times Top 300 Financial Advisers 2018
Burton Enright Welch Named to Financial Times Top 300 Financial Advisers 2017
Burton Enright Welch Named one of the Bay Area's top 50 largest wealth management firms in the San Francisco Business Times
Financial Advisor Magazine Ranks Burton Enright Welch Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms 2017
Contact Christopher Hughes
1850 Mt Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596