Broker Check

WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL?

Blue Wolfe Financial, under the direction of Chad Mangum, is an independent financial firm providing objective advice to our clients. We’re helping them reach financial goals every day from saving for  retirement to retirement income planning, saving for a new home to paying off debts and everything in between. Chad is an independent business owner and is not an employee of an investment or financial services firm.


Our Alliance with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Because he is an independent financial professional he has the freedom to structure the business in a way that best serves their clients. Chad does his best work for those that are saving for retirement, a college education, nearing retirement or structuring income streams for those moving into retirement. As such, he utilizes Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. as his broker-dealer to provide services including processing investment transactions, marketing assistance, practice management, and education.

The broker-dealer is responsible for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws. Working with Cambridge allows him to offer non-proprietary products such as mutual funds or life insurance, from different companies. He’s chosen to work with an independent broker-dealer so he can offer his clients unbiased investment advice compensated by fees, commissions, or both.

Cambridge believes in Chad and his team’s entrepreneurial spirit. Rather than asking them to fit a mold, they empower them with compliance-friendly programs, products, and services which, in turn, enables them to provide customized investment options to their clients.


About Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

For more than 30 years Cambridge has been serving its clients and broker-dealers advisors and their clients with their core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness. Recognized in the industry as THE FEE EXPERTS®, Cambridge has been ranked as a fee dealer leader among independent broker-dealers for 16 consecutive years by Financial Planning magazine and is a nine-time honoree in the Broker-Dealer of the Year annual poll by Investment Advisor magazine. Cambridge ranks among the top 10 independent broker-dealers by revenue by Financial Planning magazine.

Blue Wolfe Financial is proud to align with Cambridge because of their commitment to core values which are similar to our own. When you invest with Cambridge, know that your assets are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Act which is administered by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). SIPC is a non-profit, non-government, membership corporation funded by member broker-dealers. As a member of SIPC, know your securities are protected up to $500,000. For more information, visit www.SIPC.org.

  • THE FEE EXPERTS® is a registered mark of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for its investment advisory service for investment managers
  • Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, 2001-2016
  • Honored by advisors as ‘Broker-Dealer of the Year’ an unprecedented 12 times by Investment Advisor*
  • Investment Advisor magazine 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2008 Division IV; 2003 Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum or 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealers of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the nine years listed. Experience will vary. Visit www.thinkadvisor.com
  • Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, 2001-2016
  • Earned the ‘Data Excellence Award’ by Albridge, 2016 - 2018
  • Named third in overall satisfaction among independent advisors by J.D. Power and Associates, 2018
  • Awarded ‘Best Early Adoption Partner’ by Albridge, 2018 
  • Recognized by associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’ by the Des Moines Register nine straight years, 2011 - 2019


*Investment Advisor magazine,2020, 2019, 2018 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing representatives cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of rep/advisors. Visit advisorone.com.