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Ryan A. Hughes was named as one of InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 in 2021. Based on his accomplishments, contribution to the financial advisor business, and leadership, Ryan was chosen from over 1,000 nominations.

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Patrick and Amy are both working professionals in the San Diego region. One works at Qualcomm, and the other works at a biotech start-up. They are concerned about retirement planning, college costs, and purchasing an investment property.

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Current & Future Retirees

Joseph and Nancy are less than two years from retirement and want to know how to best create a successful retirement plan. Their big questions are, “Should we downsize our home? When should we file for Social Security? Will our funds be enough for a long retirement?”

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Business Owners

Mike is a business owner that employs ten individuals. He started his business 15 years ago and would like to think about his succession and legacy plan. His primary goal is to create an exit strategy to successfully sell the firm to his daughter while financially benefiting both individuals.

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We know that finding the perfect financial advisor can be intimidating. You may have the following questions in mind, "How do I know if an advisor has my best interest at heart? Are there any hidden fees? Do they even know what they're doing with my money?" We have created this guide to simplify the process and to help you along your way. Download now to avoid the biggest mistakes people make.

Ryan Hughes, Founder and CEO of Bull Oak Capital

Ryan A. Hughes

Founder & Portfolio Manager

Husband | Father | Veteran | MBA in Finance | Trojan & Bruin

Ryan started Bull Oak Capital in 2014 after graduating with his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

Since launching the firm, Ryan was listed as one of InvestmentNews 40Under40, and Bull Oak Capital was listed as one of the fastest-growing firms by Wealth Management magazine.

Ryan's professional experience includes financial advice work at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, and equity research experience at Wedbush Capital Markets.

Ryan is a proud U.S. Navy veteran after spending four years and two deployments as an active-duty servicemember. He currently lives in the Del Sur community with his wife and two children.

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