I Am an Independent Financial Advisor… What does that mean?


We are an independently owned financial consulting firm with more than 30 years of dedicated personalized service. Our independence allows us to offer you the broadest available investment options on the market today in an impartial and objective business environment. We will align our experience with your financial needs and wishes.

Charles R Dunn Investment Advisors has the financial management experience to get you where you want to be. Plan on reliable logical leadership. Our commitment is to always provide unbiased advice, impeccable service, and diversified financial resources to serve your individual need … that’s just one benefit of an independent perspective.

Our client list includes first time investors, established business owners, corporate executives, doctors, attorneys and recent retirees.

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Who am I and what makes my investment advisory business unique? 

Working together I will develop the investment strategies that will help you sleep at night. 


My focus is on the family. I treat my relationships as a sacred trust. As an independent broker I have no financial affiliation with the products that I chose for your portfolios. The menu of financial products are treated on the merits of the value that will improve your portfolio. The protection and safety of your assets are paramount. Please follow the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) link and review my licensing and regulation history for in-depth details. I am a ‘fee for service' investment advisor, meaning that I am not a transactional, commission based, but rather, my compensation is tied to the long-term success of your portfolio. 

Who is Charles R Dunn and what makes his investment advisor firm unique and special?

Charles R Dunn

Financial Advisor

Hi I am Chuck Dunn, proud father of 4 grown children, married to a wonderful woman for almost 30 years.  

I spent my early years in what was then a small town, Phoenix Arizona. I went to a Jesuit high school and earned the opportunity to attend the University of Notre Dame, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with Finance as my major. After college, still in my 20’s, and not quite ready for the corporate world, I teamed up with a Notre Dame classmate and started a whitewater rafting business in the wilds of Maine. It was there, in Maine, that I honed my business skills that I apply today. I learned to respect the sacred trust granted to me to protect the life and safety of my rafting clients. I learned the value of adhering to the strict protocol and attention to detail and prudence needed to run Maine’s wild rivers successfully. I also maintained a strong desire to constantly stay current with the latest best equipment and knowledge necessary to safely run these amazingly beautiful wild rivers. And, of course, I learned many of life’s lessons the hard scrabble way. 

On my return to Arizona I carried these qualities with me.  Top of the list was the importance of taking good care of my clients. To this day that is my promise, to do the very best that I can for the benefit of my clients. I was fortunate to have started my ‘stockbroker’ days with a really great firm founded in San Francisco called Dean Witter Reynolds, that merged to become Morgan Stanley. I solidified my finance skills from the master professionals of the old school that built Dean Witter in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Today, I apply these gifts learned in my practice. The beauty of my job is that there is always more to learn. My pledge to you is that I will bring forth these talents to build a coherent investment portfolio that makes sense for you. Your future financial successes are why I am here. 

We manage assets for individuals and families, providing investment management, and financial planning services.

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