Nelson R. Maler, CFP

Vice President, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, Financial Planning Specialist

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Nelson R. Maler, CFP


Excellence in helping clients like you with your personalized investment and financial strategies

My Story and Services


The most important part of my job is listening to you, asking questions for understanding, caring about you as a person and earning your trust. I believe that in order to successfully help you reach your financial goals, I need to understand you, your needs and your concerns.

I am based in the beautiful Southern Oregon Rogue Valley and love servicing Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Cave Junction, Rogue River and the surrounding areas. Confidential meetings can take place in your home, your work, or my offices in Grants Pass and Medford.

When I meet with you, I will get to know your financial goals and aspirations so we can formalize a comprehensive financial plan and customize your wealth management strategy.

I focus in servicing individuals, couples, families and institutions in a comfortable, supporting and caring manner.

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Services Include

  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Annuities
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Asset Management
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Financial Planning
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Planning
  • Wealth Management

Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, ME, NC, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1268321
CA License#: 0E89402

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Who Am I?

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Financial Advisor who takes a holistic approach in considering your financial goals and am committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and demonstrated integrity. I provide comprehensive financial planning and customized wealth management for individuals, couples, families, businesses and institutions.

What We Do Together

  • Help you work towards financial independence
  • Identify and seek to mitigate risk issues
  • Assist you in preparing for your family’s lifestyle needs
  • Assist with retirement plans
  • Coordinate with your tax and legal advisors to anticipate and plan for estate concerns
  • Provide access to lending services or recommend lending solutions, where appropriate.

Why I Chose a Wealth Advisory Career

My parents struggled hard for every dollar they had, but had no one to give them financial advice.  Through uninformed choices, they passed away with nothing.  I do not want that to happen to my family or my clients.  I have always held the trust of my clients as sacred and I am committed to giving you honest and candid advice with complete integrity.  Throughout my 30 years in this industry, my driven purpose has been to assist people, businesses and organizations achieve their financial objectives and lifestyle goals.

My Strategic Long - Term Vision

To create a formalized, activated and monitored comprehensive financial plan for every individual, couple, family, business and institution, while providing unwavering client advocacy and stewardship.

My Tactical Short - Term Mission

Implement a custom-tailored, leading-edge wealth management strategy designed to help you achieve your financial goals and objectives by seeking to minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities for financial and wealth planning success.

My Investment Philosophy

  • Work together with you to identify your goals, objectives, time horizon and risk tolerances
  • Design a plan that helps achieve your goals and objectives within your desired lifestyle
  • Utilize Single Managed Account institutional money managers, as appropriate.

The Value I Seek to Bring to our Relationship

  • Assist you to simplify and organize your financial affairs
  • Provide you with an opportunity to see your entire financial picture and understand your options
  • Give you advice that is completely objective, independent and transparent
  • Return back to you control of your financial destiny
  • Proactively monitor and report on your plan to help ensure its progress.



Nelson Maler, as a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, focuses on providing comprehensive financial planning and customized wealth management for individuals, couples, families, businesses and institutions so as to help his clients manage, preserve and grow their wealth consistent with their financial goals and objectives.

He is based in beautiful Southern Oregon, and loves servicing Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Cave Junction, Rogue River and the surrounding Rogue Valley areas.

He is a 30 year veteran of the financial services industry with a CFP® designation, a Senior Investment Management Consultant designation, a Personal Financial Planning Certificate with distinction from U.C. Berkeley, an M.B.A. in Finance with honors from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. Magna Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Nelson currently serves as Past President of the Rotary Club of Grants Pass, is Past-Chair of the Josephine County / Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce Board. He is a Rotarian Advisor that serves on two Rotary District committees. He has served as past President of the Western Welcome Newcomers and past Chair of the Josephine County / Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee. He has also volunteered as a Coach for Special Olympics and for numerous other community boards and activities.

Nelson has a 22 year old daughter who is a professional ballet dancer and a 19 year old special needs son who is very active in sports.

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Client Service Team

Client Service Team

Lisa Campoy

Senior Registered Client Services Associate

tel: 541-618-6404
fax: 541-773-1720

Professional Details

  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative
  • Series 66 - Investment Advisor Representative
  • Responsible for Day to Day Operations of the Team
  • 11 Years Experience in Financial Industry


Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.

  • Asset management
  • Traditional investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing


Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.

  • Estate Planning
  • 529 Plans / Education Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Trust Services and Accounting


Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy.  Today and for the years to come.

  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement income strategies
  • Annuities

Business Planning

Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.

  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Corporate Pension Funds


Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same best-in-class service as the rest of your wealth.

  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing

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