Ryan Graves, CFA

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Ryan Graves, CFA, is an investment manager and founder of Bemiston Asset Management. Bemiston is an independent, fee-only financial planning firm dedicated to helping clients meet various financial goals. Ryan gained invaluable experience working for institutional investment managers, investment consultants, and financial advisors. He founded Bemiston to provide a better experience for investors.

Ryan Graves works with mid-career millennials and their familes by crafting thurough and easy to follow financial plans. He believes in using technology to simplify clients’ investment processes by meeting many demands virtually. Clients choose Ryan for his transparent fee structure and goal-oriented plan design.

I became a financial advisor because I wanted to help others with my knowledge and skillset. Finance can be complicated, even for professionals, and it can be difficult to make the right decisions. Investing on your own is very difficult, time-intensive, and stressful. Adding another layer of confusion for investors, many of the titles in the industry and have become convoluted and devoid of meaning. Anyone in the industry can call themselves a financial advisor, but unfortunately, many advisors work for commissions. How can you know that your advisor has your best interests at heart over trying to make the next sale or earn the next commission?

I believe that the client’s needs must come before the advisers. In my career, I have seen all too often, that sales have driven the investment process over meeting a client’s goals. My purpose is to put the client’s goals at the center of the financial planning and investment process. I created this firm to look out for my clients’ best interests without satisfying the sales and commissions requirements of other companies

– Ryan Graves

Meet Ryan

Ryan Graves lives in St. Louis, where he enjoys working out, and playing softball, sand volleyball, soccer, and flag football in the many local parks. Ryan is a massive fan of the St. Louis Blues and watches whenever possible. When he is not working or working out, he often enjoys many of the excellent pizza and taco restaurants in town. Ryan is also an Eagle Scout, and when he finds the time, he tries to help the Boy Scouts with Swimming and Life Saving Merit Badges. 

Professional Designations and Affiliations

Ryan Graves is a member of the Fee-Only Network.

Every financial planner, financial advisor, and investment manager on FeeOnlyNetwork.com has been vetted to meet the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) standards for strict fee-only compensation and ethical obligation.

Ryan Graves is a member of the XY Planning Network

The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

Ryan Graves is a NAPFA associate member.

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

Ryan Graves is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.

This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.