James H. Lee




James H. Lee




As a fee-only financial planner and investment manager, I always provide unbiased guidance to help you achieve your life goals. - James H. Lee, CFA®, CMT®, CFP®

Award-winning strategist and futurist. Author of "Foresight Investing: A Complete Guide to Finding Your Next Great Trade".

James H. Lee is a Wilmington, DE fee-only financial planner. StratFI provides retirement planning with a focus on investment management and portfolio consulting to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only fiduciary, James H. Lee does not receive commissions of any kind and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased financial advice.

James H. Lee is an award-winning futurist and strategist with over 30 years of experience. He is also the founder of StratFI, a boutique investment advisory firm that focuses on “What happens next?”

In his new book, Foresight Investing: A Complete Guide to Finding Your Next Great Trade, Jim finds amazing opportunities in the emerging technologies of tomorrow, including the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality, cryptocurrencies, automation, artificial intelligence, longevity science, and energy solutions.

His previous book was Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life.  Jim outlined generational strategies for dealing with economic uncertainty. Resilience anticipated the rise of the local foods, the “gig economy”, a boom for craft and artisanal goods, upcycling, the tiny-home movement, alternative currencies, gender blending, co-working, and home/ride sharing platforms.

Jim has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The News Journal, Financial Planning, and Technical.ly. His articles have been printed by the AARP, Investopedia, the Journal of Futures Studies, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and The Futurist.

A popular keynote speaker on trends, Jim has presented to audiences in the U.S. and abroad, covering a range of topics related to the future.

He is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists and holds multiple professional certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Market Technician (CMT)

In 2021 Jim received the highest honor from the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), the Most Significant Futures Works Award. He also won the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) Active Investing Strategy Competition for the StratFI Caffeinated Market Timing Strategy.

Jim graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary and an M.S. in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In his free time, Jim enjoys biking and cooking with his wife Stephanie.



We provide a dynamic, forward-looking alternative to the run-of-the-mill investing approach offered by most firms. Through our expert analysis of developing trends, we believe we are able to pinpoint investment opportunities and risks well before others become aware of them.


StratFI is committed to a client-first business model. We customize our investment strategies to meet the needs of our individual clients. Just as importantly, we never accept commissions for recommending any product or solution. Our goal is to help you succeed.


At StratFI, we believe that our combination of experience, expertise and commitment to our clients puts us head and shoulders above the competition. We invite you to get in touch to learn more.

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


  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Income Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Growing Families

Working Together

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

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • Wealthramp
    James H. Lee is a Verified Wealthramp Financial Advisor

    Plenty of people call themselves a “financial advisor”. But very few meet the standards of Wealthramp.

    Wealthramp is a curated network of established and highly qualified fee-only advisors, and every member is personally interviewed and evaluated by founder Pam Krueger. As an award-winning personal finance journalist, Pam has spent the last 25 years advocating for and educating consumers on how to make the most of their money, and the importance of working with a Fee-Only financial advisor.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    James H. Lee 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

    James H. Lee is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation

    The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.

    This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.

  • Chartered Market Technician® (CMT®)
    James H. Lee is a Chartered Market Technician®

    Completing the CMT Program demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management. Our market philosophy is grounded in behavioral economics and extends beyond classical pattern recognition techniques to include quantitative approaches to market research and rules based trading system design and testing.

  • Financial Planning Association
    James H. Lee is a Member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

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  • 1201 N. Orange Street
    Suite 742
    Wilmington, DE 19801

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