Barry Glassman is the founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services®, LLC. His vision for starting GWS was to deliver investment strategies and wealth management services typically available at the highest levels of wealth. Today, clients benefit from these sophisticated financial services targeted to meet their unique needs.
Barry leads a team of investment specialists that create asset allocation strategies for high-net worth families. They seek out the most attractive and appropriate investment ingredients, and then construct portfolios to meet our clients’ goals from capital preservation and income generation to tax-efficiency and growth.
Barry has been honored with Top Advisor awards from Barron’s, Washingtonian, Washington Business Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Investment News, Institutional Investor, Virginia Business and Registered Rep to name a few.
His thought-leadership is driven by his desire to find new and interesting ways to educate investors. He has created interesting infographics and visuals to help explain complex financial concepts and shares these through his columns at Investment News and Forbes.com.
Barry also provides financial commentary to the media. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Money, Business Week, Smart Money, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Associated Press, Bloomberg, National Review, The International Herald Tribune, and USA Today. He has also appeared on several national television programs to include Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, CNBC and Bloomberg News.
A graduate of George Washington University, Barry has, in post graduate work through the College for Financial Planning, achieved his status as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He has also earned the Certified Funds Specialist designation. He is an Investment Advisor Representative and has retained the 65 securities registration.
Additionally, Barry is past-Chairman of the National Financial Planning Association’s Tax Sub-Committee and past-president and Chairman of the Financial Planning Association’s National Capital Area Chapter. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Financial Planning for a total of six years.
A closer look at Barry Glassman
Outside of financial planning, Barry spends his time working with the National Brain Tumor Society as a national board member and volunteer to help brain tumor patients and their families, cope with a serious life-threatening illness. Each year, he hosts Chef Night, an over-the-top wine and tasting dinner. He underwrites the entire event which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a brain tumor cure. During his tenure as chair of the Cassidy and Pinkard Colliers Race for Hope, this amazing event raised over $7 million to advance a cure for brain tumors.
Barry is also an accomplished photographer who loves to capture amazing images of his travels, sports and more. You can see some of his work on his personal website – www.barryglassman.net.
Another fact about Barry is that he is colorblind, which poses a challenge to his love for photography.
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