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Brandon Knopf, CFP®

Brandon Knopf, CFP®

Financial Advisor

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An experienced financial advisor understands that every individual's economic situation is unique. I am dedicated to discerning what is important to you and building a financial plan – a written strategy that identifies your financial goals and objectives and lays out the foundation to help you pursue them. Additionally, I can help you manage your investment and saving behavior. No one can predict the future, but I can help prepare you for the certainty of uncertainty so that when you need money, for whatever reason and in any economic scenario, we can create a plan to help you make sure it is there. I am committed to helping you achieve financial confidence by being professional, personal, and knowledgeable in all areas of your financial needs.

Financial Planning Practice:

  • Joined Waddell & Reed in 2010
  • Focus on comprehensive financial planning
  • Practice incorporates a team philosophy
  • Experienced in planning with small business owners and their unique needs
  • Identifies client's specific goals through a value-based process
  • Develops a customized step-by-step plan to compare a client's current situation to where they want to be
  • Furnishes a roadmap to follow going forward

Education, licenses and awards:

  • Completed Certified Financial Planner™ certification
  • Earned Series 7 and Series 66
  • 2016 Achievement Award*
  • BA from Northern Illinois University


  • Born in the Chicago area
  • Reside in western suburbs with wife, Amber, and daughter, Nora
  • Played college basketball; love golf, volleyball, softball, and every other sport

Little Known Facts:

  • Financial business is "in my blood" - both parents are financial advisors
  • Fell in love with my wife when I realized she could throw a ball harder than I
  • Die-hard Chicago sports fan
  • Hope to coach my own kids someday

*These awards are presented annually by Waddell & Reed and are based on an analysis of investments, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. For more information regarding the awards and dates received, please contact Brandon.