Helping You Build Your Future
Bull Oak Capital is a financial advisor in San Diego. We provide comprehensive financial planning & investment management services to retirees, professionals, and business owners.Get Started
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.View Article
How We’re Different
Fees = Transparent + Simple
As a fiduciary advisor in San Diego, we never earn commissions, fees, or kickbacks on your investments. You will know exactly what your fees are and how well you are performing.
Invest = Research + Data
We never make investment decisions on a hunch. We instead follow our disciplined investment philosophy, which is based on a rigorous academic research study.
Fiduciary = Your Interest Before Ours
Many advisors claiming to be a “fiduciary advisor,” including CFPs that work at broker-dealer firms, can choose to be one only part-time. We are required to be a fiduciary financial advisor 100% of the time. Period.
Financial Planning = Your Goals + Right Steps
We believe that the financial planning process should be an engaging process to help you achieve your financial and personal goals, not just a formality.
Who We Work With
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?”View Case Study
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.View Case Study
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How We Work
How Others Work
We have a straight-forward fee structure and invest in exchange-traded funds
Your investments could have hidden fees and revenue-sharing commissions
We are legally required to act as a fiduciary – placing your interests before our own
They are not legally required to act in your best interest
We will create a multi-scenario, comprehensive financial plan that includes retirement, income, tax, and more
They will create a simplified financial plan, often ignoring important ‘what-if’ scenarios
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.
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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