Paul Brock’s more than 30 years of financial services experience have fully prepared him to assist wealthy families with financial matters. As President of Paul H. Brock Associates, Paul helps clients carefully articulate and plan for their personal and financial goals.
Paul takes a “big picture” approach that centers on a client’s personal goals and how to use all available resources to make the most of life, however that may be personally defined. He recognizes that for most people this includes family considerations, such as fostering healthy interpersonal family relationships and preparing the next generation for the wealth they will inherit.
A core approach long practiced by Paul involves assisting families with identifying and coordinating the services of advisors needed to address their goals, such as high level attorneys, accountants, investment advisors, independent trustees, trust protectors, financial educators, career counselors, family counselors, and other human resources. His goal is to function like the conductor of a symphony, skillfully bringing together the right resources at the right time to create optimal results for the family.
It was this approach that led Paul to more formally offer the scalable family office methodology through Paul H. Brock Associates, bringing tax, financial, and family development strategies used by the nation’s wealthiest families to those who may not be at that level but can still potentially benefit from them.
His formal education includes a bachelor's degree with high distinction from Dartmouth College, and a Master's degree in Financial Services. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant and holds certificates in Personal Financial Planning, Estate Planning and Taxation, and Financial Asset Management.
Paul has taught on financial matters to lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, financial advisors, business owners, and thousands of individuals. Having worked as a CFO as well as having owned a closely-held business, he is familiar with the challenges business owners face. He has also served as a court approved expert witness on financial matters and been recognized as a Phoenix, Arizona Five Star Professional Wealth Manager from 2012-2016.*
Paul and his wife, Donna, reside in Arizona. They have raised four children and over the years have enjoyed community service through providing personal mentoring and serving on various non-profit and for-profit boards.
* The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. The inclusion of a wealth manager on The Five Star Wealth Manager Award list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager, nor should it be inferred that the responses used from the survey represent the experience of any clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. This award does not evaluate the quality of service provided, and the wealth manager may have had unfavorable ratings. The rating is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada. 2,112 Phoenix area wealth managers were considered for the award; 130 (6 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2017: 1335 considered, 131 winners; 2016: 1149 considered, 232 winners; 2015: 2728 considered, 254 winners; 2014: 3247 considered, 191 winners; 2013: 2936 considered, 286 winners. Five Star Professional was founded in 2003 and is based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, go to: www.FiveStarProfessional.com.