Giving You Peace of Mind in a Complex Financial WorldSM

For 25 years, Dowling & Yahnke has approached investment advice differently than Wall Street firms and brokers. We are a fiduciary to our clients – we put your interest first with transparency and objective advice. Our philosophy is based on well-grounded, long-term investment principles that are not influenced by market fads or hype. Our uniqueness and longevity are the results of the Firm’s core values that have guided us to our position as one of the largest independent wealth advisory firms in San Diego (as measured by discretionary assets under management).

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Excellence

Setting the highest standards for ourselves today and raising the bar tomorrow.

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Integrity

We are always putting our clients’ interests first.

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Knowledge

Advocating life-long learning – personally and professionally.

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Passion

Unwavering commitment to provide the “wow” experience.

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Enduring Relationships

A spirit of connectedness in the success and happiness of our clients, colleagues, and community.

A Client-Centric Approach

A Client-Centric Approach

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The “Big Three” Financial Adviser Credentials

We typically put a high amount of trust in our doctors for our personal healthcare needs.  An M.D. is a certified medical doctor, who has gone through years of intense study in his/her field, adheres to a code of ethics and owes a fiduciary duty to patients.  Yet, when it comes to personal finance and people’s life savings, consumers are often either tricked or remiss when it comes to hiring an adviser that adheres to a similar standard of care. 
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How Your Assets Impact Financial Aid

Parents often worry about how the money they have saved for college, retirement or other financial goals will hurt their student’s chances for financial aid. In many cases, the money you have saved will have little or no impact on whether your child will qualify for financial aid.
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The Charitable Giving Tool You May Not Know About

Many donors don’t fully appreciate the potential tax savings that can come from charitable giving.  Not only is the timing of the gift important, but how the gift is made (whether in cash or securities) also has an impact on the possible tax benefits.
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Dale Yahnke Ranked #25 in Barron’s "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” for 2017

Dale Yahnke, CFA, CFP®, and co-founder of Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, has been named for the eleventh consecutive year to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors.
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RIA Channel Interview, "Dale Yahnke Talks Asset Growth & Recruiting Beyond Our Industry"

Hi I’m Julie Cooling, Founder of RIA Channel and contributor with Forbes. I’m here with Dale Yahnke, Founding Partner of Dowling & Yahnke, LLC. Congratulations, you made our Forbes “Top 100 Wealth Management Firms” for 2016 with $3.5 billion in assets under management and $2.2 billion in asset growth over the period of 10 years.  Congratulations! So you are number 25 on our list.  Way up there.  We would love to know a little bit about how you grow and how you work with clients.
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Matt Adams, CPA, CFP® Joins Dowling & Yahnke, LLC

“With Matt’s joining Dowling & Yahnke, we have seventeen CFP® charterholders in addition to two CPA practitioners,” said Will Beamer, President and Chief Investment Officer.  “Knowledge is one of our firm’s core values, and we take great pride in the expertise and top-notch credentials of our advisors.”
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