Art Ernst

Certified Financial Planner™, M.B.A. Wharton Graduate School of Business, B.A. Rutgers College – Highest Distinction, Economics, Eugene E. Agger Memorial Award

For over 35 years, Art has served individuals, mutual funds, foundations and insurance companies as a portfolio manager, economist, analyst and advisor. Before focusing on private clients in his consultancy and at Byrne, he served at First Investors, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Merrill Lynch.

During a 7-year engagement in which he guided a small textile manufacturer to 20-fold growth as its CEO, Art surveyed financial products and firms as a consumer. Discerning value as well as harmful aspects as an insider, he became an advocate, writing articles published in several magazines, journals, and newspapers. He also penned two books exposing wealth-damaging products and tactics promoted by many financial firms, A Consumer’s Guide to Harmful Investment Products, and The Final Rip-Off: Reverse Mortgages.

For Byrne Asset clients, he is the ultimate fiduciary, putting their interests above all else.

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