D. Christopher Benson, ChFC
At the turn of the new millennium, Chris Benson turned his sights on financial advising. He first embarked on what has become a long and distinguished career in the industry as a Financial Advisor at SunAmerica in 2000. From there, he dedicated more than a decade of his life to Professional Planning Associates before the company _ and all Chris’ knowledge and talents _ were absorbed by Financial Design Group. FDG is where Chris now helps clients find financial solutions to all life throws at them.
In 2008, he became a Chartered Financial Consultant, an honor conferred by The American College of Bryn Mawr. Chris has qualified for member in the Million Dollar Round Table* six times which is an international organization representing leading financial services professionals. He has also received a Corporation for Long-Term Care designation.
A longtime resident of the valley, Chris’ list of interests are as long as the days here are hot. He is a board member of both the Paradise Schools Corporate Board of Directors and the Governing Body as well as the chairman of the semi-annual NASCAR fundraising event held at Phoenix International Raceway. When not crunching through numbers for clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years Carolyn, daughter Jessica, son Ryan and friends often times camping somewhere in AZ/CA.
Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
Chris is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Financial Design Group is independently owned and operated. 3001 E Camelback Rd., Suite 135, Phoenix, AZ 85016. DOFU 2/2019 T#2402643