Christopher Brent -
CRPC®, APMA®, NSSA®
Retirement Advisor - City Center Financial
Chris brings over 20 years of experience to retirement planning as a small business owner where he worked as a consultant, an educator, a coach, and clinician in the arts, as well as athletics. He believes in a practical and detailed approach and places a strong emphasis on suitability in his fiduciary responsibility.
After graduating from Brother Rice High School and Oakland University, Chris worked on the faculty of Marygrove College in Detroit and brings his expertise as an educator to the field of retirement planning and retirement investing. Chris's favorite role as an advisor is that of a fiduciary. He feels it is very important to uphold the financial best interests of his clients. It is this highest standard of care that led him to City Center Financial LLC.
He has earned a Series 7 and Series 66 license, as well as Life and Health, along with being certified by the NSSA as a National Social Security Advisor.
Chris has a strong commitment to family. He and his wife Amanda were married in 2011 and have four children. In addition to family, Chris is passionate about music, golf, Detroit sports, and Detroit history. He is very active in his church, and in the community of Sterling Heights, Michigan.
The Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ or CRPC® Professional Designation
Individuals who hold the CRPC® designation have completed a course of study encompassing pre-and post-retirement needs, asset management, estate planning and the entire retirement planning process using models and techniques from real client situations. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations.
The College for Financial Planning, Inc., is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).
The College for Financial Planning has been authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) to offer instruction for and to grant the Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degrees.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and numerous states have enacted regulations or legislation dealing with the use of “senior” designations used by financial planning practitioners, to separate designations that have credible requirements and academic rigor from those that have less stringent or no requirements.
The National Social Security Advisor℠ or NSSA® Certification
Earners of the National Social Security Advisor Certificate have demonstrated the required knowledge necessary to assist clients in reviewing the many options that are available when receiving Social Security benefits as well as provide objective and unbiased Social Security education to the public. These earners are professional advisors who advise clients, colleagues, and others on the Social Security program and related benefits for adults aged 60-70.
FINRA recognizes the use of the NSSA Designation requiring 8 hours of course study, a proctored exam, and a 16 hour continuing education requirement every 2 years to stay current on Social Security issues and regulation changes.