CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AIF®, CKA®
President & Chief Investment Officer
Fee-Only Financial Advisor in Northern, VA. Serving Clients Nation Wide
We specialize in sustainable retirement income and growth done wisely. Our approach emphasizes uncommon sense and elegant solutions. We approach each client situation based on a solid underlying concept called “anti-fragility” that adapts to portfolio stressors and get stronger over time. We are committed to disciplined action and attention that produce results for your customized portfolio using individual securities, not annuities or mutual funds.
Femi T. Shote founded Asset Harvest Group, LLC (AHG) in 2000, after more than a decade of working in the industry as a financial analyst and advisor. He is a contrarian thinker who does not subscribe to the often frustrating, underperforming conventional thinking of the financial services industry. Femi’s approach is founded upon uncommon sense, disciplined action, and a belief that generating income from a portfolio is the holy grail of financial planning. The key in Femi’s thinking is to help clients retire-wise with sustainable income, as well as portfolio growth, resulting in personal contentment in their lives.
Among the financial industry’s elite in terms of experience, education, and credentials, Femi’s broad expertise and industry know-how are rivaled only by his unwavering commitment to deliver superior client service. As an independent investment advisor, he does not recommend investments based on corporate mandates. Therefore, Femi’s clients view him as a trusted advisor.
Femi is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of fee-only comprehensive financial planning. Because his mission is not to offer isolated advice, but ongoing counsel, Femi seeks to understand his clients on a deeper level than many advisors. Rather than boast about the number of assets under management, Femi emphasizes quality relationships and derives great satisfaction from helping each client meet their goals. Whether an investment portfolio is $1M or $100M, clients enjoy complete independence, broad and deep expertise, a wide array of innovative investment solutions, unparalleled service, and superior asset protection.
Femi has provided financial newsletters to the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, and the Buffalo Bills on a variety of investment-related issues. He has been quoted in industry magazines, professional journals, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal. He earned a Master of Science in Finance in 1991 from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) in Accounting, Economics and Finance in 1987 from Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island.
Femi is an avid member of Red Sox Nation, enjoys dancing to Frank Sinatra music on Saturday nights with his wife Kathy and 3 children, and teaching and playing golf with friends and family.
Femi Shote 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.
We specialize in sustainable retirement income and growth done wisely. We know that retirement income decisions are critical to developing a sense of contentment and peace for individuals in retirement. It is our objective, as a specialist in this area, to help our clients achieve this. We don’t operate using some secret formula, but rather we use an uncommon sense of disciplined action to help clients generate retirement income AND growth given their individual situation.
As a fee-only investment advisor, we are compensated by a percentage of the assets we manage. That means we are always 100% dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests, because the more you succeed and prosper, the more our company grows and succeeds. We strive every day to live up to this commitment, not because of government mandate but because we truly believe it to be the right way to do business.
Further, to guarantee the highest degree of safety for your assets, we place the investments we manage on your behalf with an independent custodian, Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services. We chose Fidelity as custodian for the length of time it has been in the custody business, a demonstrated commitment to client support, and most importantly, the financial strength of the firm.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Individual Securities
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Femi Shote 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.
Femi Shote 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.
Femi Shote is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)
Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training empowers investment professionals with the fiduciary knowledge and tools they need to serve their clients’ best interests. Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation and they are immediately able to demonstrate the added value that they can bring to both existing and prospective clients.
Femi Shote is a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®)
Chartered Financial Consultant® designations are granted upon completion of seven required courses and two elective courses. Those who earn the designation are understood to be knowledgeable in financial matters and to have the ability to provide sound advice.
Femi Shote is a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®)
A Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) is a professional designation for individuals specializing in life insurance and estate planning. Individuals must complete five core courses and three elective courses, and successfully pass all eight two-hour, 100-question examinations in order to receive the CLU® designation.
Femi Shote is Certified Kingdom Advisor® (CKA®) - Click to verify and learn more.
The CKA® is a designation granted by Kingdom Advisors to individuals who have demonstrated themselves to be able to apply biblical wisdom in counsel, technically competent, ethical, accountable, and a biblical steward.
Contact Femi Shote
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
10380 Kensington Shore Drive
Orlando, FL 32827