Michael Rosenberg, RFC, Managing Director of Diversified Investment Strategies, LLC has been serving the financial planning needs of the Greater Northern New Jersey for over thirty three years. His commitment to excellence is embodied by the hundreds of clients he has successfully served over his long and successful career. As you seek answers to your financial questions, it is important to remember that as unique as your situation may be, there is a good chance that Michael has served someone just like you over the last thirty plus years.
As a boutique practice, Michael’s niche has been serving those individuals at, or approaching retirement. Michael’s creative approach to retirement stems from the fact that he believes individual’s in the distribution stage, need to invest differently than those who are in the accumulation stage. His planning goes beyond the belief that the simple answer is to reallocate one’s portfolio to just a higher concentration of fixed income over stocks.
Michael’s credentials have been impeccable over his career. Beyond being a Registered Representative, he has a license in life and health insurance, and maintains the designation Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) through the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) located in Middletown, Ohio. Michael is affiliated as a Registered Representative and Branch Manager of LPL Financial, a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FNRA/SIPC. LPL Financial is the 4th Largest Broker/Dealer in the United States (based on the number of salespersons as reported in publicly disclosed information from Cerulli as of March 31, 2013) and the largest independent firm in the country (as reported by Financial Planning Magazine, June 1996-2016, based on total revenue). LPL Financial offers no proprietary products and unbiased research. Michael believes his affiliation with LPL Financial, provides the independence he needs to serve his clients, yet provides confidence for clients knowing one of the nation’s largest firms is there to provide the support and backup needed to run a successful practice.
Michael is currently a member of LPL’s Director’s Club (based on annual production). He has been a speaker at many industry conferences and events, most recently at the Insured Retirement Institute conference in New York. He has appeared on the Cable TV show Chamberview on the topic of retirement planning and was recently quoted most recently in Forbes, US News and World Report as well as the NY Post. Conquest Press, Philadelphia, PA named him as one of the Financial Advisors to be listed in their newest publication the "2014 America's Select Financial Advisors Book". This recognition is based on the following criteria: 1) Nominees are credentialed as a FINRA-registered representative, or a financial advisor according to FINRA. 2) Nominees have a clean regulatory and complaint history review according to FINRA's Broker Check, and 3) Nominees are tenured as a licensed or credentialed professional in financial services for at least three years.
Serving community is also important to Michael. He is a member of the Rowan University Board of Directors, he has also served on the board of the Central Jersey Chamber of Commerce as well as the Ironbound Business Association.
An avid golfer Michael is a four time club champion golfer and current member of the Board of Govenors at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, NJ. He also former captain of the Glassboro State College golf team. Michael graduated from Glassboro State College now Rowan University with a BA in Business. He is the Father of two daughters. Michael has roots to the community as he was raised in nearby Springfield, lived in Livingston for over 20 years and now resides in Florham Park, NJ.