Nigel B. Taylor, CFP®
Contact Mr. Taylor: email@example.com
Mr. Taylor has over 26 years of financial services experience and is a Certified Financial Planner Certificant and Fiduciary Investment Adviser. Among
other accomplishments, Mr. Taylor is a past Chairman of the Financial Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter,President of the Los Angeles Society, Institute of Certified Financial Planners,and contributor to many newspapers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Investor Business Daily, Financial Planning Magazine, The Journal of Financial Planning, Ticker, Investment Advisor and Financial Advisor Magazine, among others. He has also appeared on the Ask the Expert segment of Fox television’s Morning News Program.
For many years Mr. Taylor has been at the forefront in the fight for ethics and higher standards in the profession of financial planning. He served as an adviser to the Task Force on Disclosure for Certified Financial Planners and helped rewrite standards for openness and disclosure. In 1999 under Mr. Taylor’s presidency, the Los Angeles Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners was awarded the prestigious, national "David M. King" Award for "Outstanding Society of the Year". The David M. King national awards program, introduced in 1995, honors the memory of David M. King, the only two term President of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners who died in 1991. The award for Society of the Year is awarded to local ICFP societies for outstanding achievement in six categories, namely: Administration & Leadership, Membership, Education, Public Relations, Technology and Government Relations.
A long-time resident of Santa Monica, Mr Taylor is married (his wife Maria is an accountant and legal secretary at a local law firm) and actively involved in his local community. He is the brainchild behind "QUAKEPLAN", a simple idea that, if implemented in communities throughout California, could end hunger for the poor and homeless. If you are interested in helping feed the needy, read more about this simple idea by clicking here. If you reside in an earthquake prone region, please also read Mr. Taylor's useful article regarding preparing for an earthquake or other disaster by clicking here. We encourage you to be prepared! Mr. Taylor volunteers his time at both the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Fire Dept assisting with auxilliary and disaster Communications and is a trained Instructor teaching the 21 hour, FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. He is also an active volunteer with the American Red Cross on their disaster action (DAT) teams assisting families in need throughout the South District of the Los Angeles region who have lost everything due to fire or other disaster. He also serves as the Roosevelt PTA Chairman of the Earthquake Safety and Child Safety Committees and gives seminars to local residents regarding on-line safety techniques for children, as well as earthquake and disaster preparedness. As a former radio personality and professional disc jockey from the 1970's and 80's, he can often be found providing the music and entertainment at Roosevelt Elementary school fund raisers and functions.
Mr. Taylor’s Memberships, Associations & Accomplishments:
5 Star Fiduciary Adviser, Paladin Registry of Financial Planners since its inception
Chairman, Financial Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 2000
President, Los Angeles Society, Institute of Certified Financial Planners, 1999
Member, Institute of Certified Financial Planners 1992 - 2000
Member, Editorial Review Board, National Journal of Financial Planning 1995 - 2001
Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Society, Institute of Certified Financial Planners 1996 - 2001
Director, Board of Review, 50 Best Research Group, Florida. Publishers of the Reference Guide and Publication "50 Best Financial Planners In America" (And why you should use them) 1999 - 2003
Registrations & Qualifications:
Certified Financial Planner Certificant (1993 to Present)
Taylor & Associates is a California Registered Investment Adviser (Registration Nr. 122944)
Life & Variable Agent, California. California Dept. of Insurance license number 0716446
Life & Variable Agent, Nevada. Nevada Dept. of Insurance license number 603647
Mr. Taylor also held numerous FINRA registrations for many years including the Series 6, 7, 24, & 63 registrations before surrendering them in 2009 to concentrate on his fee-only advisory practice.