Edward A. Harkins is Senior Vice-President of Hunter Financial Advisors Inc. He is both an Investment Advisor Representative as well as a Registered Representative with First Allied Securities Inc. (FASI), a registered broker/dealer catering to independent financial planners nationwide.
Ed earned his Master of Public Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College. He is a Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 Licensed Registered Representative, in addition to being a licensed agent for life, health, disability and long term care insurance. Ed has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry. Prior to starting his personal financial planning practice, Ed spent several years working for major money center banks in the areas of investment banking and commercial lending.
In dealing with complex retirement, estate and business succession issues; Ed utilizes proactive strategies designed to help reduce or eliminate onerous estate, income and capital gains taxes. He provides clients with strategic advice; and serves as the advocate for their financial future. He helps clients maximize their protection, benefits, and wealth during their lifetime; and for generations to come. This is a collaborative process in which Ed’s extensive exposure to state-of-the-art planning techniques has prepared him to coordinate these activities with other professionals, including CPAs and attorneys.