For nearly 40 years, Barry M. Corkern and Company Inc. has provided fee-only, comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management. Comprehensive wealth management requires objective analysis, discussion and decision-making regarding elements of the client’s financial circumstances. This includes: investments, savings, insurance, banking, retirement, estate planning and other components specific to the client.
BBarry M. Corkern, CFP®, AIFA®
2300 Andover Court, Ste. 100
People prefer to make financial decisions unclouded by commission-driven sales rhetoric. Corkern, a fiduciary adviser, acts in the clients’ interests at all times and is not motivated by any third party compensation.
Prior to forming his own firm, Corkern recognized that selling financial products for a commission was an obstacle to the client making informed financial decisions which led him to become the first person in Arkansas to register solely as an investment adviser. Barry M. Corkern and Company, Inc. is a registered investment advisory firm.
To best serve his clients, Corkern continually strives to lead with integrity and excellence. He completed the Private Wealth Management Professional Track Program at the highly esteemed Wharton School of Wealth Management. He has also testified or provided expert litigation support in more than 75 cases in federal and state courts and arbitration. Corkern was the founding president and former chair of the Arkansas Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) where he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. He also became the first Accredited Fiduciary Investment Analyst (AIFA) designee in Arkansas.
As a pioneer in the industry, Barry M. Corkern and Co. was the first CEFEX (Centre for Fiduciary Excellence) certified firm in Arkansas. This certification is only granted by CEFEX to firms that demonstrate adherence to fiduciary best practices. It is a hallmark accomplishment, as it signifies conformity to a recognized global standard of fiduciary excellence and subjects the firm to a rigorous, multi-month audit and certification process.
Corkern enjoys working with clients to realize their financial goals as well as giving professional financial guidance in a wide variety of financial matters. Considering all aspects of the client’s financial situation requires analyzing how a decision in one area affects another. The firm’s thorough approach and advice considers not only the client’s current situation, but also their future, as well as the next generation. Barry M. Corkern and Co. - it truly is “a different relationship.”