Richard Manske


Parsec Financial Management

Financial Advisor

Richard Manske


Parsec Financial Management

Financial Advisor

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

(828) 255-0271

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Asheville, NC and Serving Clients Nationwide

Richard Manske is a Asheville, NC fee-only financial planner. Parsec Financial Management 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, Richard Manske is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Rick joined Parsec Financial in 1996.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a Registered Financial Advisor of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).  He is an active member of the Asheville Rotary Club, a member of the board of trustees for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and board member for Buncombe County Schools Foundation. Rick works exclusively with high net worth investors, trusts and complex planning strategies.  With many medical and dental clients, Rick is familiar with financial issues associated with small business retirement plans, cash flow and tax strategies.  

Richard Manske is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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

Bart Boyer founded Parsec Financial Management in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1980. The firm added a Charlotte office in 1999 and the Southern Pines Location in 2014. Since its founding, the firm has grown dramatically, now formed by a team of 16 financial advisors. Parsec managed $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2015.

Our mission is to help you set financial goals; make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and to manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.

Meeting our mission requires objectivity and independence. This is why we provide wealth management on a fee-only basis. Unlike broker-dealers, we do not sell insurance or investment products, nor do we receive commissions in exchange for recommending certain products. Instead, we earn our fees as a Registered Investment Advisor who must at all times act independently and exclusively in your interest.

This means that as our client, you have our exclusive allegiance. Your interests will never be compromised by the incentive of a commission or a limited selection of products and services. Our success is driven by yours.

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

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

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Office Locations:

  • PO Box 2324
    Asheville, NC 28802

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