Michael McGrath

MS, CFP®, CLU®

EP Wealth Advisors

Senior Vice President and Partner

Michael McGrath

MS, CFP®, CLU®

EP Wealth Advisors

Senior Vice President and Partner

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Michael McGrath, MS, CFP®, CLU®

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Michael McGrath is a Valencia, CA fee-only financial planner. EP 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 McGrath is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

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Michael McGrath, MS, CFP®, CLU® is a Vice President with EP Wealth Advisors. Mr. McGrath graduated from Pepperdine University in 1994 and subsequently earned his Masters of Science in Finance with an emphasis in Financial Planning from The College for Financial Planning in 2006. He has been in the financial services business since 1998. Prior to joining EP Wealth Advisors, Michael was a consultant with Charles Schwab & Company where he was acknowledged with the Chairman’s Club award in 2007. The Chairman’s Club is an award given by Charles Schwab & Company each year to their top Financial Consultants in the country. Active in the community of Santa Clarita where he lives, Mr. McGrath has served as an elected member of the Newhall School District Board of Trustees. He has also been a member of the adjunct faculty at The Master’s College in Newhall, CA.. Michael and his wife, Shelley, have been married since 1992 and have five children, Garrett, Brody, Alleah, Collette, and Griffin.

Michael McGrath 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.

The EP Wealth Advisors Story In the 1990s, long-time best friends Derek Holman and Brian Parker were working in the financial services industry. But they felt like the industry was putting profits before people, and they believed there had to be a better way. That led the two friends to found EP Wealth Advisors, LLC, a company that is a fiduciary and advises clients in their best interest. Since then, the firm has added more than 25 advisors and 65 more employees to the cause of helping thousands of clients with their finances and investments.

EP Wealth Advisors, LLC (“EP Wealth”) is a fee-only registered investment adviser and financial planning firm based in Torrance, Calif., with offices in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Chicago. The firm manages over $15 Billion in AUM as of December 31, 2021, and provides client-centric financial planning and investment management services to individuals and businesses. EP Wealth is led by co-founders and Managing Directors Derek Holman, CFP®, AIF® and Brian Parker, CFP® and President and CEO Patrick Goshtigian, CFA®. For more information, please visit www.epwealth.com.

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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
  • Novice Investors

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 McGrath 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Michael McGrath 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.

  • CLU - Chartered Life Underwriter
    Michael McGrath 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 27441 Tourney Rd
    #260
    Valencia, CA 91355
  • 8081 Shaffer Parkway
    Suite 4
    Littleton, CO 80127
  • 18301 Von Karman Ave.
    Suite 410
    Irvine, CA 92612
  • 250 Lafayette Circle
    Suite 203
    Lafayette, CA 94549

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