CFP®, CRPC®, AIF®
Lee Investment Management LLC
President and Financial Advisor
Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Capital District of NY and clients nationwide.
James Lee is a Saratoga Springs, NY fee-only financial planner. Lee Investment Management LLC provides comprehensive and objective financial planning and investment management to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Lee is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
James Lee is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™and President of Lee Investment Management.
James founded Lee Investment Management in 1998 to provide clients with independent, personal financial planning and investment advice. He now serves the needs of individuals, families, businesses and retirement plans.
James earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. He has taken post-baccalaureate coursework in the areas of Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurance, Employee Benefits, Tax Planning and Estate Planning.
James believes strongly in the value of the financial planning process and has given back to the profession by actively participating in the activities of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). James currently serves on the national Board of Directors of FPA and has previously served on the board of the FPA of Northeastern New York.
In addition to his work with the FPA, James has volunteered for a number of charities and boards. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Saratoga Arts and the Town of Greenfield's Planning Board and Board of Assessment Review. James is also the Administrator of the Town of Greenfield, NY’s Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund.
The Saratogian Newspaper has named James one of “Forty under 40” and a “Person Who’ll Make a Difference.” James is also a graduate of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program.
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, skiing and boating on beautiful Lake George.
James Lee 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.
Lee Investment Management provides its clients with strategies and solutions to get them where they want to go. We will help you understand your current financial situation and clarify your goals. We then provide you with a written plan designed to give you the greatest chance to meet your goals.
We are Independent – Lee Investment Management is not affiliated with any brokerage firm or investment product provider. As such, we provide our advice free from the conflicts that can be associated with such firms. We act as fiduciaries in all of our activities, putting our clients’ interests first. The way it should be.
We are Fee-Only – Lee Investment Management derives its compensation solely from the clients we serve. No commissions. No trailers. No sales charges. We believe that this arrangement puts us on the same side of the table as our clients. Our fees are completely transparent to our clients. Transparency builds trust and trust is the foundation to great relationships.
We are Personal - Lee Investment Management expects its clients to be clients forever. We make every effort to understand and appreciate their individual values, needs, wants and wishes. As a client of Lee Investment Management, you will be treated with the respect and care you deserve.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
James Lee 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.
James 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.
James Lee 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.
James 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.
James Lee is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (Learn More)
The Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ or CRPC® designation is a premier retirement planning credential. The CRPC® program covers all aspects of the retirement process in a single comprehensive program with no product or advising biases.
James Lee 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.
Contact James Lee
63 Putnam St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866