JD, AIF®, CTFA
Paradigm Financial Advisors
CEO and Senior Wealth Manager
Fee-Only Financial Advisor serving the entire St. Louis, MO area.
James Reding is a St. Louis, MO fee-only financial planner. Paradigm Financial Advisors provides comprehensive wealth planning, investment management, and tax and estate planning to help business owners, medical professionals and high net worth individuals and families organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Reding is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Jim Reding has over twenty-five years of experience in investment management and comprehensive wealth planning. Jim attended Rockhurst University on a soccer scholarship, and he graduated with honors (B.S.B.A. in Finance and Economics). Jim received his Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Louis University School of Law and he graduated cum laude. Jim worked at Monsanto in mergers & acquisitions prior to starting his own comprehensive wealth planning firm in 1996. Jim is a member of the Missouri Bar, the National Association of Professional Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and he has earned the following professional certifications: Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and he is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
Jim has been named as one of the best Financial Advisors in St. Louis and has written numerous articles and white papers on investment and financial planning, including an article called “Millionaires in the Making” which was published by Money Magazine and an article on 401(k) plan fees that was published by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Tax Planning
- Estate Planning
- Business and Succession Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Business Owners and Executives
- High Networth Individuals and Families
- Physicians and Other Professionals
- Charitable Entities
- Company-Sponsored Retirement Plans
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
James Reding 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 Reding 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.
James Reding is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA)
Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) is a professional designation offered by the American Bankers Association (ABA). This mark provides training and knowledge in taxes, investments, financial planning, trusts, and estates. The CTFA credential is appropriate for professionals who have a career in banking, broking, financial planning, taxation, or trust administration.
Contact James Reding
12818 Daylight Circle
Des Peres, MO 63131