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Expert Witness Qualifications Securities Disputes
Frank Armstrong, III, CLU, CFP™, AIFA

Mr. Armstrong is available to participate as an expert witness in securities litigation disputes. He has appeared in securities related arbitrations, mediations, Florida State Court, and US Federal Court litigations.

Frank has over 43 years experience in the securities and financial services industry. He is the author of two books on investment theory and two books on retirement planning. His best selling book The Informed Investor was cited by Business Week as one of the best investment books of 2002. His first publication, Investment Strategies for the 21st Century, is one of the first books ever published and serialized on the internet in multiple languages.

He is the founder and principal of Investor Solutions, Inc., a fee-only registered investment advisor with discretionary assets exceeding $800 million. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and designations as Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) ™.

Mr. Armstrong has addressed the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association National Convention, The President and Cabinet of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, FIU and FAU on fiduciary practices, and has previously conducted two hour continuing education credit course on fiduciary standards for the Florida Bar.

In 1993, Frank Armstrong founded Investor Solutions, Inc. to provide investors with objective advice and leading edge investment management. He is a pioneer in integrating academically driven portfolio management techniques with institutional best practices for individual investors around the world. The firm currently manages in excess of $800 million in discretionary assets or advised assets for profit sharing / 401(k) plans.

Frank Armstrong was also a featured columnist on Morningstar.com, Investopedia.com, FundsInteractive.com and Global Network Navicator (GNN.com) for a number of years and is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com.

He has also appeared on “CNN Headline News”, “Your Money with Stewart Varney”, “PBS Morning Business Report”, and Net Financial News. He has also been featured on numerous radio shows around the country including CNBC, Money Life with Chuck Jaffee, and Public Radio stations around the country. Frank is widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald among others. He lectures nationwide on principles of investment management and fiduciary practices.

Frank was Chief Investment Strategist for Direct Advice and has served on several boards of directors including the Advisory Board of Florida International University’s (FIU) International MBA Program and the United Way of Miami Dade Professional Advisory Board and has contributed to professional education courses to the FIU’s CFP® Advisory Board.

Professional Résumé

Education
B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1966
Economics, Minor in Business Administration

Military Service

1966-1972
Captain United States Air Force
904 Air Refueling Squadron, (SAC), Mather Air Force Base, CA
KC-135A StratoTanker
Senior Instructor Pilot, Staff Officer, and Tactical Aircraft Commander Worldwide
250 Combat Missions, South East Asia

Professional Experience

1994 – Present
Investor Solutions, Inc.
President of SEC Registered Investment Advisor
Fee-Only Advisor with discretionary assets exceeding $450,000,000.
Strategic Global Asset Allocation utilizing No-Load Mutual Funds for individuals and institutions.

1983 – 1994
Moring-Armstrong & Co., Inc.
Co-Founder, Vice President, Managing Principal
SEC Registered Investment Advisor – Principal
Managing Executive, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.

1973 – 1983
Connecticut General Life
Agent and Registered Representative
Insurance and securities sales to executives and business owners.
Comprehensive advanced estate and financial planning.

1972 – 1991
Eastern Airlines, Inc.
Flight Officer: A-300, Boeing 727, Electra

1985 – 1991
Air Line Pilots Assn. (EAL) Retirement and Insurance Committee Developed and presented seminars for Eastern Pilots covering all facets of their insurance, retirement, fringe benefits, and estate planning.
Consulted with Negotiating Committee on insurance, retirement plan and fringe benefits. Provided assistance to individual pilots on utilization of fringe benefit packages of employer and union.

Professional Examinations

Series 1, NASD, General Securities – May 1974
Series 63, NASD, Multi-State Securities – July 1980
Series 24, NASD, General Securities Principal – May 1984
Series 65, NASD, Uniform Multi-State Investment Advisor – July 1993
Insurance, Life, Health and Annuities, State of Florida 1974

Publications

The Informed Investor, (AMACOM Press 2002, 2004)
The Retirement Challenge: Sink or Swim, (Prentice Hall, 2009)
Save Your Retirement (Financial Times Press, 2009)
Investment Strategies for the 21st Century – Serialized book – Personal Finance Center, GNN, Internet
Commentator, Columnist – Personal Finance Center, GNN, Internet
Commentator, Columnist, Discussion Group Moderator – Morningstar Internet Site
Commentator, Columnist – FundsInteractive Internet Site
Frequent Contributor – Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Journal
Frequent Contributor – CPA Journal

Professional Designations

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA)

Professional Organizations

Financial Planning Association (FPA)
National Association of Professional Financial Advisors (NAPFA)

Public Appearances

CNN Business News With Stewart Varney
PBS Morning Business News
WLRN –TV Wealth and Wisdom – Regular Guest
Wisconsin Public Radio – Regular Guest