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About Us

  • Who we are


    We are a wealth management firm that focuses on providing customized wealth management, financial planning and trust solutions to meet the goals of our clients.

  • What we do


    We work together with you to create, protect and transfer your family’s financial wealth for generations. Our vision is to be the most important trusted advisor for our clients by providing solutions which bring them peace of mind, a sense of security and help them live their best lives. Whatever services you need, for every stage of life, we are here to help.

  • How we do it



    The greatest strength of our firm lies in our team approach, the ability to bring all of our resources together to best address each client’s individual situation. Your highly qualified team consists of wealth advisors, financial planners, portfolio managers, trust officers, wealth associates and analysts with distinct responsibilities and strengths. They average more than 20 years of industry experience.

    Members of our team hold professional credentials including Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®), Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Retirement Planning Councilor (CRPC®), Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMSSM).
  • What makes us different?

    There are literally hundreds of wealth management firms to choose from. At Tompkins Financial Advisors, we deliver a different client experience.

    We draw on our long history of providing local service to multiple generations of families. We get to know you and what’s important in your life, to understand your complete financial picture. Our straightforward, transparent approach is delivered by local professionals you know and trust. Our wealth advisors seek to understand not only your financial goals, but the things that matter most in your life.

    Because of our fiduciary approach, we can act in the best interest of our clients. The advice you get from a wealth advisor should be based on your goals – not the goals of your wealth management firm. To ensure this, we offer no proprietary financial products. As a result, we are able to be independent and objective in our advice.

  • Our investment philosophy

    We understand that each of our clients has a unique set of financial needs and objectives. In order to best serve those interests, we provide a diverse selection of investment portfolios that can be used individually, or combined strategically, to accomplish our clients’ financial goals. Rather than being restricted by a singular investment strategy, we prefer to allow the client’s specific situation to dictate the type of investment portfolio utilized. A diverse set of client goals necessitates a robust set of investment solutions. To that effect, our portfolio offerings are designed to provide a wide spectrum of approaches. This affords us the ability to provide both actively- and passively-managed investment strategies.

    We take pride in acting as an independent and unbiased financial advisor to our clients. It is our practice to always take a team approach when it comes to disciplined and prudent investing. Our investment committee, composed of seven members, is tasked with the responsibility of closely monitoring our portfolios and making all investment decisions. As a group, the committee relies upon decades of collective experience in the financial markets and financial service industry. Although we are forward-looking in our approach to meeting our clients’ financial needs, our investment committee still adheres to time-tested investment principles that focus on comprehensive fundamental research and technical analysis. Keeping our clients’ best interests in mind is always our first priority. As a firm, we endeavor to achieve cost effective, consistent, risk-adjusted returns for our clients during any and all economic climates and business cycles.

Fast Facts:

Assets Under Management

$
4
billion

Our history

Tompkins Financial Advisors is a part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s most respected financial organizations. The company is recognized as one of the strongest and best performing financial institutions in the country by many third-party organizations.

Our client service standards

Working with Tompkins Financial Advisors, you will receive comprehensive advice from a team of highly qualified and experienced financial professionals, dedicated to understanding your unique circumstances. To ensure our service meets your expectations, we’ve outlined the following service standards:

Constantly current - Keeping the management of your finances current will help ensure that we remain on target toward helping you reach your goals. We believe it’s best to meet with our clients every six months to review. If you’d like to meet more frequently, please let us know. In addition, we have found that life changing events such as a marriage, divorce, job change or promotion, retirement, death of a loved one or birth of a child or grandchild are critical times to talk with us, to identify opportunities and solutions that work best for your situation.

Full information for a perfect fit - We want to make your wealth management plan as complete, appropriate and customized as possible. The more information we know about you, your family, your financial picture and your goals, the better we can help you plan to reach those goals.

Never stop learning - We believe in education, yours and ours. We will provide the information you need about financial topics and do our best to make them understandable. We ask that if you are unsure or uncomfortable with any of the concepts we present, you ask for clarification. We promise to continually educate ourselves so we can provide you knowledgeable advice on investment products and strategies.

Regular reporting - We will keep you informed about your account by providing statements at least quarterly. Between statements, you can easily access your account information online, anytime. We will provide you full disclosure of all costs and risks associated with your investments and strongly encourage you to read the associated prospectuses.

Mutual trust - Trust provides the basis for any professional relationship. To that end, all information regarding your account and any additional financial information you disclose to us for creating your financial plan will be kept strictly confidential.

Responsive - Communication fosters trust. We promise to provide prompt answers to your questions and keep you apprised if they will take a little longer to resolve.

Join our team

We admire disciplined and motivated individuals. Those are the people that work at our company. At Tompkins Financial Advisors, we’re always looking for qualified candidates to join our mission and help strengthen our team.


 

Contact Us

Give us a call or send an email. We want to hear from you. 

Hudson Valley

10 Bank Street
White Plains, NY 10606
Phone: 914-946-1277
Fax: 914-946-1886
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Central New York 

118 East Seneca Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-0037
Fax: 607-273-0024
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Western New York

179 Sully's Trail
Pittsford, NY 1534
Phone: 585-248-0050
Fax: 585-248-0238
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Southeastern Pennsylvania

1240 Broadcasting Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-372-7737
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Southeastern Pennsylvania

1767 Sentry Parkway West
Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 610-372-7737
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Investments and insurance products are not insured by the FDIC, not deposits of, obligations of, or guaranteed by the bank or its affiliates, and are subject to investment risk including possible loss of principal.