John Bruggemann Achieves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification


cfp(Ridgewood, NJ January 3, 2017) John Bruggemann CFP®, a senior wealth advisor at Advisors Capital Management, LLC (ACM) in Ridgewood, NJ has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Mr. Bruggemann has worked at ACM since 2015 and is responsible for providing complete wealth planning services to ACM direct clients. Prior to joining ACM, Mr. Bruggemann spent twenty six years in the institutional equity trading business, holding various positions on both the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and senior positions on equity trading desks across Wall Street.

Upon leaving the institutional business in 2012, Mr. Bruggemann joined AXA Advisors, where he spent more than two years building a financial planning practice. Mr. Bruggemann is on the faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he is an adjunct professor of economics and finance. On a personal note, John and his wife Lynn have four children and have resided in Wyckoff, NJ for the past twenty four years. John is an avid sports fan and enjoys music and golf.

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

About Advisors Capital Management, LLC (ACM)

Managing over $1.5 billion in institutional and direct client assets, ACM is a nationally recognized money manager and wealth services firm located in Ridgewood, NJ.   ACM’s private account strategies have been highlighted in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC and Bloomberg. For more information visit or call 201-447-3400

About The CFP Board

CFP Board is a nonprofit certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with plaque design) and CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 75,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit

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