Why we’re different.
Gross Investments strives to give clients the expertise of a sophisticated investment firm with the added benefit of highly personalized service and support. As a small business, we have the ability to tailor decisions to your individual needs using our 30+ years of experience in financial advising.
Don Gross and Bret Hartman are both proud to be CFA charterholders and Gross Investments is a SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). Gross Investments is one of the few firms in Lancaster County that have two CFA’s on staff as Portfolio Managers. Below is more information about these designations and how they benefit our investors.
CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst. A CFA must have experience in investments for four years and pass the three mandatory exams administered by the CFA Institute (which has less than a 20% pass rate vs. a 60% pass rate for the CFP). CFA’s must also follow the CFA Institute’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
“The CFA credential is the badge of distinction in the investment management profession. It represents a deep knowledge of all things investing, a commitment to ethics, and a passion for always putting investors first. Earning the CFA credential required diligence, tenacity, and a significant commitment of time and energy.”- CFA Institute
The CFA Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct upholds that every member be honest, professional, and fair to all clients, employers, and employees. It also requires members to use their best professional judgment when making investment decisions.
Registered Investment Advisor
We are a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). This requires Gross Investments to provide an annual Form ADV Part II to the SEC. The form details the background of the firm including information on investment style, employee information and fees. To request the Form ADV Part II please contact us. For more information on the RIA registration please visit Choosing an Advisor.
Gross Investments has never been disciplined for any unethical conduct involving a client or government regulations. You can perform your own background check of Gross Investments or other advisors using the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure.