Purkiss Capital Advisors Opens Ridgefield
Purkiss Capital Advisors (PCA) recently
opened its offices in Ridgefield, CT. PCA is an independent
Registered Investment Advisory Firm providing individuals with
comprehensive financial planning and investment management. The
firm's founder and principal, R. Allen Purkiss, is a CERTIFIED
FINANCIAL PLANNERô practitioner with over 20 years experience in the
financial markets both here and abroad.
Purkiss is also a member of the National Association of Personal
Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation's leading organization for
fee-only comprehensive financial planning professionals. Currently
there are only 19 NAPFA members in the State of Connecticut.
"As a fee-only advisor, I do not receive commissions nor do I sell
special products," Purkiss said, adding "Clients want investment
advice that is unbiased and objective. In recent years, individual
investors have found this increasingly more difficult to find.
That's why people come to me."
A top priority at PCA is personal service. "I plan on limiting the
size of my practice so that my client base remains relatively small.
That ensures a service that is personal and tailored to each
After starting his career as a Financial Consultant with Merrill
Lynch & Co., Purkiss went on to become Director of Fixed Income
Sales at a leading Spanish brokerage firm in Madrid, Spain. The firm
was later bought by Merrill Lynch. His career in investment banking
culminated in an appointment as Head of Non-Dollar Fixed Income
Sales for a leading British bank in New York.
The Purkiss family lived in Darien for many years and has ancestral
roots in Connecticut dating back to the 1600s. "We were visiting
Ridgefield and someone offered to show us around. We had no plans
for moving out of Manhattan, but we were immediately attracted to
the strong sense of community and thought this would be a great
place to raise a young family." Purkiss and his wife, Shira, now
live in Ridgefield with their daughters Lilly and Alice.
For more information on Purkiss Capital Advisors or to speak with
Allen Purkiss, call (203) 431-5862 or e-mail inquiries to