Marguerita Cheng

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Founder & CEO
Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Gaithersburg, MD
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Marguerita Cheng has been a financial advisor for more than two decades, and currently serves as the chief executive officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. This is the third year she has been recognized as a top 10 advisor on the Investopedia 100 list.

Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Marguerita was a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial and an Analyst and Editor at Towa Securities in Tokyo, Japan. Marguerita is a spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Kiplinger. Marguerita is passionate about elevating women and individuals from underrepresented communities, and in the spring of 2022, she was one of four women recognized for her efforts with the American College Women Working in Wealth Award.

As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policymakers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and subject matter expert for the CFP Board, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP Certification Examination. Marguerita also volunteers for CFP Board Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC) hearings. She served on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board of Directors from 2013 through 2015 and is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA).

Marguerita studied at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, and earned her B.S. in Finance and her B.A. in East Asian Language and Japanese Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a recipient of the Ameriprise Financial Presidential Award for Quality of Advice and the prestigious Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship