Top Financial Advisers 2012

Need help navigating today's economy? We found 13 Main Line experts perfectly suited for this bumpy ride through the recession.

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Dirk Stribrny

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney,
 899 Cassatt Road, Suite 100, Berwyn; (610) 408-1900,

Average AUM per client: $1 million

Average number of clients per adviser: 125

Specialties of note: Comprehensive financial planning, investment portfolio management, retirement and estate planning, wealth preservation.

Dirk Stribrny wasted no time diving into a career in finance. As an undergrad at Syracuse University in New York, he interned at a regional brokerage firm. He’s been hooked ever since. “I love my job,” he says. “My work has brought some wonderful people my way.”

Hired by Merrill Lynch right out of school in 1991, Stribrny stayed on for nine years, becoming a certified financial planner. These days, he specializes in portfolio management. “Our clients are typically very busy in their profession,” says Stribrny. “We provide them a single source for advice on portfolio management, reducing their taxes, planning for their estates and making smart investment decisions.”

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