Michael Hennessy

CFA, CFP®

Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors

Founder & CEO

Michael Hennessy

CFA, CFP®

Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors

Founder & CEO

People spend a majority of their waking hours working to secure a stable future for themselves, their partners, and their family. They deserve attentive, individualized, and comprehensive care to deliver the best financial outcomes that align with their values, needs, and wants. - Michael Hennessy, CFA, CFP®

Fee-Only financial planner located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Providing financial freedom through planning & investment solutions. Proudly serving South Florida's boaters and business owners.

Michael Hennessy is a Fort Lauderdale, FL fee-only financial planner. Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Michael Hennessy is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Mike Hennessy, CFP®, CFA®, is the founder and CEO of Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mike Hennessy has 10-plus years of experience as a portfolio manager and trader with BlackRock in New York City and a hedge fund in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  

Mike graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering and a minor in economics. He also studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia while attending Lehigh University. After graduating, he entered the financial planning and investment management industry in New York City. 

Though Mike enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the markets while working on the institutional side of the business, he found something missing along that career path: seeing how he was positively impacting investors. Mike realized he wanted a more personal relationship with the people he served, helping families live their best financial lives using the skills he had learned. 

Today, Mike runs Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors, where he helps families, retirees, business owners, and the boating community get the attentive, comprehensive care they need for the best financial outcomes that align with their values.
 

Michael Hennessy 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

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for your child’s college tuition? About paying too much in taxes during retirement? About the stressors you might face when transitioning to life outside of the workforce?

Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors gets it. At all stages of life, planning out your finances can be challenging, uncertain, and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors helps families find confidence and peace of mind. With over 10 years in the financial services industry, we know how to take complex problems and simplify them into a personalized, strong plan of action, and we work with you as an equal partner. We build a plan that encompasses more than just your investments —we’ll help you navigate all of the emotional and financial adjustments along the way.

Located in Fort Lauderdale with service extended to the broader South Florida area, Harbor Crest Wealth Advisors works with families, retirees, business owners, as well as the boating community. We specialize in offering disciplined financial planning, tax planning, retirement planning, and investment management, helmed by founder and CEO Mike Hennessy, a CFA® charterholder and a CFP® professional. 
 

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

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Legacy & Generational Planning

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Michael Hennessy 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.

  • XY Planning Network
    Michael Hennessy 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Michael Hennessy 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
    Michael Hennessy is a CFA® charterholder

    A Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute. A CFA designation is a badge of distinction. It represents a deep knowledge of all things investing, a commitment to ethics, and a passion for always putting investors first. All of which make members unparalleled professionals who are fully engaged in raising the standards of the investment management industry.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Michael Hennessy 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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Office Locations:

  • 600 Corporate Drive
    Suite 502
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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