Scott Upham

CIMA®, CPWA®

EP Wealth Advisors

Regional Director/Partner

Scott Upham

CIMA®, CPWA®

EP Wealth Advisors

Regional Director/Partner

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Scott Upham, CIMA®, CPWA®

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Scott Upham is a Brunswick, ME fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. EP Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive financial planningtax planning, and investment management to help individuals, couples, families, and small businesses organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Scott Upham is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Scott Upham had 30 years of experience in financial services when he joined EP Wealth Advisors in 2022. Scott’s previous roles including serving as Regional Director at Russell Investment Group and Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He holds Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Chartered Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designations from the Investments & Wealth Institute. Scott finds it immensely gratifying to help empower people to live their best lives. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, discussing the challenges families face in managing the dynamics of legacy properties, particularly family camps and cottages. Scott loves to be on the ocean—whether he’s puttering around with his family looking for seals or eagles, hauling his five lobster traps to see what’s at the end of the line, or fishing, any time on the water provides peace. He also enjoys cycling and playing golf, acknowledging that he could be better at both. Scott serves his community as a Trustee and member of the finance committee for Tedford Housing, a Maine-based non-profit that empowers people to move from homelessness to home.

Education

University of Maine, B.S., Business Administration (Finance)

EP Wealth Advisors is a fee-only registered investment advisory and financial planning firm headquartered in Torrance, California. EP Wealth manages over $16.1 billion in AUM as of December 31, 2022. With offices from coast to coast, EP Wealth combines the resources of a large firm with a local approach to provide client-centric financial planning, wealth management and investment management services to individuals and businesses. EP Wealth continues to grow and enrich the lives of our clients and team and has been recognized as a leader in the RIA space by multiple financial and industry publications, including Barron's 2022 list of top RIA’s, Financial Planning’s top firms of 2022, and many more at both the national and regional level. The firms Torrance headquarters has been named a Best Place to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and several advisors and functional leaders have been named to varied "Best", "Rising Star" and "40 Under 40" lists.

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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

  • CIMA - Certified Investment Management Analyst
    Scott Upham is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)

    The CIMA designation is the premier certification for financial advisors and investment consultants and one of the only professional certifications in financial services to meet international accreditation and quality standards. CIMA advisors have completed a rigorous process and have demonstrated knowledge and competency in a variety of investment management consulting and portfolio construction topics, including advanced investment management theory and application.

  • CPWA - Certified Private Wealth Advisor
    Scott Upham is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor ® (CPWA®)

    The CPWA certification is an advanced professional education and certification for advisors who provide the breadth of specialized skills required to meet the needs of high-net-worth clients. This certification requires advisors to develop advanced knowledge and skills to address the wide range of complex issues faced by wealthy individuals and families, including portfolio strategies, wealth transfer, family dynamics, risk management, asset protection, closely-held business ownership, charitable giving, estate planning, retirement planning, and more. Fewer than 1% of financial advisors have achieved the CPWA certification.

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Office Locations:

  • 155 Park Row
    Brunswick, ME 04011

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