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Stoyan Panayotov

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“Stoyan Panayotov is the founder of Babylon Wealth Management and works with individuals, families and small businesses to help them build a roadmap to financial independence, reach their personal goals, and grow their investment portfolios.”

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Stoyan is the founder and CEO of Babylon Wealth Management, a fee-only investment management and financial planning firm, based in Walnut Creek, California. He found his firm after spending eleven years on Wall Street and a total of thirteen years in New York City. 

Stoyan is a native to Bulgaria and grew up in a small town community with strong family values. At the age of 23, he moved to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in Finance at  Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York City. 

In 2004, Stoyan completed his MBA degree at the top of his class. Two years later, he earned the CFA designation. During his time on Wall Street, Stoyan learned the ropes of the financial industry and investing. He worked his way up through three major investment banks on Wall Street – Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, and Deutsche Bank. He gained extensive experience in risk management, equity, and fixed income markets. 

In 2012, he met his wife, Serena. They got married in 2015 and moved to California a few months later. In the Bay Area, Stoyan decided to start a new venture and establish his wealth management company.

Stoyan's primary objective to become a financial advisor and wealth manager was to help his future clients make better financial decisions and empower their finances to achieve their personal goals.

People often delay important financial decisions until it is too late. Being a wealth advisor, Stoyan helps families and individuals develop robust and personalized long-term financial plan. He builds and manages customized investment portfolios that meet clients’ needs and risk tolerance.

In his practice, Stoyan thrives on helping hard workers like himself manage their finances efficiently. He also runs a financial blog with the goal to educate his followers about planning for the future. 


MBA, Finance, Pace University

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$10 million

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I want to buy dividend-paying stocks that make the money work for me, what would be my best approach?
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