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We make a real impact in the lives of our clients by guiding them through major life events and helping them preserve and pass on their wealth. Our customized approach focuses on thoughtful financial planning and wealth management that looks beyond your investments and encompasses all aspects of your financial life.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Douglas Gast

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    • AL
    • AZ
    • FL
    • IL
    • KS
    • MI
    • MO
    • NJ
    • TX

    I entered the investment business in 1969 after graduating with a BA in Finance from Saint Louis University. My years of experience in the industry, which include 30 years devoted to management of various New York Stock Exchange offices, have guided and shaped my investment philosophy. Above all, I believe our objective is not only to grow your portfolio, but to also protect and maintain your wealth.

    My insight has brought time tested and creative solutions that I effectively utilize for clients. As an Options Principal, I manage an options overlay strategy which allows me to take advantage of volatile markets. I believe that there are rare opportunities to make a major impact in the markets. As my practiced beliefs have proven, adversity does create opportunity, and I am prepared to take advantage of these opportunities every day. Throughout my time in the industry, I have acquired wisdom that can provide you with informed perspective to protect your wealth and shape your legacy for generations.

      • Saint Louis University, BA in Finance
        8027 Forsyth Boulevard
        10th Floor / Suite 1010
        Clayton, MO 63105
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        Robert Gast

        First Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        • AL
        • AZ
        • CA
        • CO
        • CT
        • DC
        • FL
        • IA
        • IL
        • IN
        • KS
        • MI
        • MN
        • MO
        • NE
        • NJ
        • OH
        • OK
        • TN
        • TX
        • WI
        • WY

        After graduating with a BS in Business from Indiana University, I began my career as a Unit Investment Trust Specialist in 2002. This position taught me the value of time tested, diversified strategies, which I believe to be the building block of investing. Throughout my career I have also committed time to learning and capitalizing on options strategies. These experiences have laid the foundation for the investment strategy I utilize with my clients.

        I also have the added benefit of working alongside my father. He has imparted on me knowledge and expertise from his more than 45 years in the industry. We believe the best results start by having a plan that we all formulate and agree on together. By delivering a simplified, approachable plan, we help our clients clarify the path to their goals, and then reach them.

          • Indiana University, BS in Business
            8027 Forsyth Boulevard
            10th Floor / Suite 1010
            Clayton, MO 63105

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