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Chris Cook

Retirement, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“Chris Cook and his team at BEACON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT are a next-generation registered investment advisory firm that offers long-term investors innovative portfolio management solutions that work to capture gains while limiting losses from today’s market volatility.”

Beacon Capital Management

Job Title:

Founder and CEO


Chris Cook, entrepreneur and seasoned investment manager, is a strong proponent of improving investing outcomes with the application of scientific fundamentals. He’s founder and president of Dayton, Ohio-based Beacon Capital Management, a leading consultant to and award-winning asset manager for financial advisers and institutional investors in developing globally diversified portfolios to optimize long-term performance.

Cook’s unique investment philosophy focuses on investment management solutions that are calculated and risk management strategies that are preemptive and tactical. He’s the go-to expert for a variety of media outlets on investment and financial topics for both consumer and industry audiences.


Cook is also the author of Slash Your Retirement Risk: How to Make Your Money Last with a Simple, Safe, and Secure Investment Plan.

Cook’s company, Beacon Capital Management, has been recognized as one of the most innovative investment advisory firms in the industry by Wealth & Finance International, and it directly manages $2 billion in assets. Beacon also was honored by Financial Times as a Top Registered Investment Adviser of 2016.

Cook holds a variety of licenses from FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), including Series 7 (General Securities Representative Qualification Examination), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal Examination), Series 24 (General Securities Principal Qualifications, applicable to supervisory management of a general securities broker-dealer), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal Qualification Examination), and from NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Law Examination), Series 65 (Investment Advisers Law Examination).  He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.  

Assets Under Management:

$2.0 billion


Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies.  Investments involve risk and unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed.  Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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