Investing that Moves Your Life Forward
Our Goal is Simple – To make it easy for you to invest for YOUR Future
How We Do It – We combine the latest technology and a focused research process into an investment platform that was built with the right intentions – To Improve Your Financial Well-Being. The result is a company that puts your interests first, and makes it easy for you to invest in your future.
Why We Do It – During my 10 years working on Wall Street, I witnessed an industry that would often prey on investors, instead of help them. I set out to build a company that provides a better way for you to invest for your future; one that simplifies investing instead of complicates it; one that provides advice that puts your interests first, not the company’s bottom line; one that uses insightful research to enhance your investing experience, not increase sales of expensive products. That company, is Prepared Capital.
Our Manifesto – Only through your investing success can we succeed as a company. We are in it together.
Ceasar Garvida | Co-Founder, Head of Planning
For twenty years, Ceasar has worked with clients and their families to achieve, preserve, and protect their financial goals and objectives through comprehensive financial planning. His clientele includes nurses, physicians, management executives at tech companies, and small business owners. Ceasar’s process synthesizes every facet of a client’s financial picture (Retirement planning, Tax planning, Insurance needs, Estate Planning Strategies, Philanthropy and Investments) resulting in encompassing solutions that address our client’s unique needs.
As a Certified Financial Planner ® and Certified Investment management Analyst ®, Ceasar combines the technical knowledge of planning and investments to educate and direct our clients to financial excellence.
He is actively involved with the community through the UCLA’s Alumni Association, Financial Planning Association, and Investments & Wealth Institute. In 2008, he married the love of his life, Juliet. Living in Burbank, they enjoy traveling, tennis and golf. However, their true passion resides in spending time with their young daughter, Camryn.
Charlie Lee | Co-Founder, Head of Research
Charlie has over ten years of experience in portfolio management, equity research, performance analysis, manager research, as well as enterprise data management. He has advanced his career at various private wealth management and institutional investment firms, which includes Western Asset Management, one of the leading fixed income managers with over $450 Billion assets under management. Charlie also has experience in structuring a hedge fund under the Regulation D exemption and conducted various fundamental due diligence projects on both domestic and international private target companies.
Charlie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
While he is not working, Charlie enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.
Phil Argue | Founder
Prior to launching Prepared Capital, Phil was the Associate Complex Manager with Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles where he oversaw more than 200 financial advisors managing $33 Billion in assets for more than 13,000 clients. During that time, he was responsible for hiring, training, and supervising advisory personnel as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. Previously, Phil was a technology trainer for Citi Smith Barney where he trained Financial Advisors to leverage technology systems to better serve their clients. Having started in 2007, he spent much of his time helping Advisors and clients navigate the turmoil of the 2008 Financial Crisis.