Chad W. Langevin,
Wealth Management Advisor
Chad W. Langevin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and a member of the Investment Committee for C.I.G. Private Wealth Management where he is responsible for staying up-to- date on retirement, tax, education, and estate planning topics. He is life and health insurance-licensed in CT, MA, NH, RI, CA, NY and FL, and has his FINRA Series 7, 63 and 66 securities registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.
Chad is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Connecticut, The Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford, and The West Hartford Exchange Club. He currently resides in Farmington, Connecticut, with his wife, Kate, their two kids, Dempsey and Brynley, and their two dogs, Tucker and Bailey. In his free time, he enjoys golf, skiing, boating, basketball, and spending time with friends and family.
What do you think C.I.G. Private Wealth Management can best help clients with?
I think that we best help our clients by giving them back their time. We take on the responsibility of managing their financial needs which enables our clients to focus on the things that are most important to them in their lives. What makes us unique is we assist with every aspect of their financial lives – and we partner directly with the other professionals they work with to ensure we have a full understanding of our client’s every goal and detail.
What are the top three things someone should consider before working with a wealth advisor?
Are they honest? Do they have integrity? And, is this someone I would want to have a coffee or drink with for the next 30 years? All the same criteria when choosing a new friend. Because that’s what we strive to be.
What is the biggest overall lesson you learned during your professional journey?
Honesty is the best policy. Own your achievements and own your faults.
What is the last book you read, for personal and for business?
I just read ‘Lone Survivor’ by Marcus Luttrell, which is an amazing story about teamwork and survival in an absolute worst-case scenario. Gripping. For business, I would recommend the book ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ by Spencer Johnson. It’s a reminder that change happens – and teaches lessons around how to embrace change instead of fighting it. And it aligns with my motto of ’It is what it is’ – sometimes you have to roll with it and adapt to be successful.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I was a Captain in the Connecticut Army National Guard, having served from 2007-2019.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
I would recommend that everyone volunteer in a shelter and hand out food to the homeless and less fortunate. It’s a very humbling experience.
What’s the best way to start the day?
With a hug from my kids! Nothing puts me in a more positive, enthusiastic mood than them!