Andy Tate


andytate_photoWhen Andy joined the track and cross country teams in high school and college, he learned the value of a good coach. Many runners get faster their first season with the sport. After that initial burst, improvements come more slowly. Usually a coach is needed to refine your technique. In running, you might get better at pumping your arms to maintain a sprint, listening to your body so you can control your pace or creating a strategy for the race.

Andy uses that coaching model to help you refine your personal finances. He can help you clarify your goals, assess whether you are on track to achieve your goals and provide ideas for incremental changes that can have a big impact over time.

After more than a decade in the business, Andy Tate helped his clients improve their financial situation. He guides his clients toward their goals using that experience and the specialized training he has received:

  • Chartered Financial Consultant™
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
  • Member of Financial Planning Association
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2013 as a “Five Star Wealth Manager.”
  • Member of NAIFA
  • Top of the Table qualifier with MDRT

Andy graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and maintains a connection with the area through his clients in Kansas City. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Jack and Tyler. Andy uses his free time to stay in shape by running and biking around the Minneapolis lakes. One of the ways Andy stays connected within the community is his work with Best Prep. He currently serves on the Board for Best Prep as well as Co Chairs Financial Matters, which is a non profit providing financial literacy to junior and senior high students.

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Andy is a registered representative and investment advisors representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1.Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile ad space or related award promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided. The award is not indicative of the award winner’s future performance. 2,151 Twin Cities area wealth managers were considered for the award; 863 (approximately 40 percent of the award candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. This represents no more than 7 percent of the 17,500 financial services professionals in the Twin Cities area. To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history for this award, the person cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted of a felony.

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.