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Stephen J. Carew, AIF, CPFA

Stephen J. Carew, AIF, CPFA


Steve has more than 24 years experience in the investment and insurance industries. He is the Managing Director and Partner responsible for the Retirement Planning Division at BGA Financial. His focus is on the design, implementation, and on-going service of Employer Sponsored 401k plans.

Steve holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from The Center of Fiduciary Management/fi360 and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) from the National Association of Plan Advisors. Steve specializes in providing highly effective retirement plan communication and education for plan participants as well as robust fiduciary support and ongoing due diligence for the Plan Sponsor.

Steve has been named to the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors* for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans, across the US.

Steve is a 1981 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy. He is an Investment Advisor Representative and holds his Series 6,7,63, and 65 securities licenses. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Prior to joining the financial services industry in 1995 he was a Program Manager with GE.

Steve resides in Falmouth, Maine.

*The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times. The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under management, DC plan growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, and compliance record. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation.