Chris Santini began his career in finance working on the American Stock Exchange in 1985, where he worked as an Exchange Representative in Floor Operations and developed firsthand knowledge of the financial markets. In 1988 he moved to the Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange as an Assistant Floor Broker. He began communicating directly with clients and realized this was his strength.
In 1990 he joined Dean Witter Reynolds as a Financial Advisor. Over the next seven years he built relationships with his own clients, most of which are still with him today. In 1997, Dean Witter merged with Morgan Stanley creating the world’s largest financial organization. As a result of the merger, he decided to join a smaller more personal investment firm better suited for his clients, TimeCapital. For the next seventeen years he continued to build relationships and manage assets for his clients. In addition, he helped expand and grow the firm’s advisory services.
With over twenty nine years of experience in the financial industry, in 2014 he decided to form his own firm, First Financial Advisors Group, with advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
First Financial Advisors Group’s mission is to offer personalized relationships to assist clients and their families in establishing their goals and realizing their financial independence. Through an ongoing partnership, each client will receive a custom tailored plan that encompasses all aspects of each client’s wealth including: retirement planning, college savings, tax planning and life insurance.
Chris holds Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses. Additionally, he holds Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses. He is a graduate of Hofstra University.