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Christopher Forbes, CFP®

Christopher Forbes, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Christopher started at Waddell & Reed in 2006 and focuses on providing his clients investments, financial planning and investment advisory products and services.    

Christopher believes that a client and advisor relationship is a meaningful experience which creates a lasting legacy.  Chris joined Waddell & Reed because of its foundation for comprehensive financial planning and the permanent impression it leaves on his clients.

Financial Planning Practice:

  • Joined Waddell & Reed in 2006
  • Focus on sophisticated and personalized strategies to help his clients pursue financial goals.
  • Starts with comprehensive analysis of current financial positions and leads to customized solutions for client’s unique circumstances
  • Works closely with Thomas M. Morrissy, CFP® who has over 29 years of experience at Waddell & Reed, and employs David Servatius, Jr., as his Advisor Associate.  Working closely with his staff he is able to create the one-on-one relationship with his clients that he believes is critical to the potential of his clients

Education, Licenses and Awards:

  • BA from Aurora University
  • Series 6,7, 63 and 65 series securities registrations
  • 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Circle of Champions Award*


  • Born in Elmhurst IL
  • Resides in the western suburbs with his wife Haley, and two young boys Cayden and Cameron
  • Played in the NCAA Division III World Series in 2004 & 2006 as the starting catcher of Aurora University

Little Known Facts:

  • Played Football, Wrestling, and Baseball in High School.  Was awarded the MVP Award in 2001 (Junior Year) of baseball, and the Derek Guymon Award (Freshman of the year) in college.
  • Went to separate High Schools and Colleges from his wife Haley, and stayed together and celebrating 16 years of being together (7 years of marriage).   


*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 Christopher.

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