About Apostolic Financial Advisors

peter6Apostolic Financial Advisors, LLC is a faith based, fee only, registered investment advisor that offers asset management and comprehensive financial planning services to Catholic individuals and Catholic institutions. Services are tailored to the specific needs of each client and all services will be different.

The advisor utilizes a “values based” approach to investing. Portfolios can be constructed to satisfy various morally responsible and/or socially responsible criteria. Apostolic Financial Advisors, LLC  draws on the investment principals of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) and the ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility) when making investment decisions.

In partnership with an estate attorney, Apostolic Financial Advisors, LLC  offers estate planning and stewardship advice to Catholic individuals. The advisor works closely with the development offices of various Catholic Institutions in order to bring potential donors and recipient institutions together.


About Brian Curtis Deane

Brian C. Deane

Brian C. Deane

Brian was born in August 1970 at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, New York and baptized at Church of the Incarnation in Queens Village, New York.  He received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation at St. Joseph’s Church in Garden City, Long Island, NY.  He graduated from Garden City High School and attended Columbia University’s Mudd School of Engineering and Mines in New York City.  Brian played offensive tackle for one year, for the Columbia University Lions Football Team.

Without graduating college, Brian entered the workforce and eventually began working for Charles Schwab & Co. at One World Trade Center in New York City.  He later moved west and continued his career with Charles Schwab & Co. in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Brian later graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Finance.

Brian eventually returned to New York and married his high school sweetheart, Janine Butz, at Church of St. Anne’s in Garden City, NY, in August 1995.  After living in Brooklyn Heights, NY and Hoboken, NJ, they eventually settled in Saddle River, NJ.  Janine gave birth to their first child, Julianne Elizabeth in the summer of 2002.  Fifteen months after Julianne was born, in the fall of 2003, came their second child, Kevin Philip.  Brian continued to progress in his career with the Charles Schwab Corporation and went on to hold management positions at Schwab’s trading subsidiary, Schwab Capital Markets in Jersey City, NJ.

In the fall of 2004, as a result of the divestiture of various business units by the Schwab Corporation, Schwab Capital Markets was acquired by UBS and Brian began working for UBS Investment Bank in Stamford CT, as a Director and Senior Trader on the Cash Equities desk.  In the spring of 2008, Brian’s job was eliminated.  In July 2008, two months after Brian’s layoff, their third child, Sean Christopher was born.  In order to make ends meet, Janine re-entered the workforce and continued her career as a healthcare actuary.  Brian became a full time, stay at home dad.

Brian’s time away from “Wall Street” sparked a strong reversion back to the faith that he had abandoned as a teenager.  This new found love and appreciation of Catholicism lead Brian to enroll at The Immaculate Conception Seminary’s School of Theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.  While discerning his “Call to Christ” he realized a need for Evangelization in the financial lives of Catholics.  Having spent years on “Wall Street” helping institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals, Brian felt he could live a “Life of Christ” by helping Catholic individuals and Catholic Institutions with their finances.

January 2013 to present – Founder, Apostolic Financial Advisors LLC, Saddle River, NJ

September 2010 to January 2013 -Vice President, Vandham Securities Corp., Woodcliff Lake, NJ

October 2004 to May 2008 – Director, UBS Investment Bank, Stamford, CT

October 1991 to September 2003 – Vice President, Schwab Capital Markets, Jersey City, NJ

B.S. in Finance – Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, IN

M.A. in Theology/Biblical Studies – Seton Hall University, Immaculate Conception Seminary, NJ

M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences/Family Financial Planning – University of Alabama, AL

Principal/Supervisory Exams

Series 4, Registered Options Principal Exam

Series 8, General Securities Sales Supervisor Exam

Series 9, General Securities Sales Supervisor-Option Module Exam

Series 10, General Securities Sales Supervisor-General Module Exam

Series 24, General Securities Principal Exam

General Industry/Product Exams

Series 7, General Securities Representative Exam

Series 55, Limited Representative-Equity Trader Exam

State Securities Law Exams

Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam

Series 65, Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam

CFP®-Certified Financial Planner

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® and federally registered CFP (with flame design) marks (collectively, the “CFP® marks”) are professional certification marks granted in the United States by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP Board”).

The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification; no federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. It is recognized in the United States and a number of other countries for its (1) high standard of professional education; (2) stringent code of conduct and standards of practice; and (3) ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients. Currently, more than 62,000 individuals have obtained CFP® certification in the United States.

To attain the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual must satisfactorily fulfill the following requirements:

Education – Complete an advanced college-level course of study addressing the financial planning subject areas that CFP Board’s studies have determined as necessary for the competent and professional delivery of financial planning services, and attain a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university (or its equivalent from a foreign university). CFP Board’s financial planning subject areas include insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning;

Examination – Pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Examination. The examination, administered in 10 hours over a two-day period, includes case studies and client scenarios designed to test one’s ability to correctly diagnose financial planning issues and apply one’s knowledge of financial planning to real world circumstances;

Experience – Complete at least three years of full-time financial planning-related experience (or the equivalent, measured as 2,000 hours per year);

Ethics – Agree to be bound by CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct, a set of documents outlining the ethical and practice standards for CFP® professionals.

Individuals who become certified must complete the following ongoing education and ethics requirements in order to maintain the right to continue to use the CFP® marks:

Continuing Education – Complete 30 hours of continuing education hours every two years, including two hours on the Code of Ethics and other parts of the Standards of Professional Conduct, to maintain competence and keep up with developments in the financial planning field; and

Ethics – Renew an agreement to be bound by the Standards of Professional Conduct. The Standards prominently require that CFP® professionals provide financial planning services at a fiduciary standard of care. This means CFP® professionals must provide financial planning services in the best interests of their clients.

CFP® professionals who fail to comply with the above standards and requirements may be subject to CFP Board’s enforcement process, which could result in suspension or permanent revocation of their CFP® certification.

Knights of Columbus — Fourth Degree Member

Brooklyn Benevolent Society — Board of Trustees, Member of Investment Committee