About Us

Hartley Advisors was founded by Ken Hartley, a family steward that retired at the age of 49 from a career in management consulting at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. As part of his early retirement package, Ken received a large lump-sum of money that he needed to live on for the rest of his life.  Up to this point he was a do-it-yourself investor with a lot of experience and success investing in the market. But, he felt it would be wise to work with a financial advisor to ensure he didn’t make any mistakes and outlive his nest egg. He interviewed several advisors at large companies but was shocked by their high fees, poor performance and conflicts of interest. This experience led Ken to start his own firm with the belief that independent, conflict-free and low-cost investment advice gives investors the most value, confidence and peace of mind.

Hartley Advisors is a Registered Investment Advisor that adheres to the fiduciary standard to hold your account to the highest care and always put your interests first. Your money will be held by a leading 3rd party custodian to safeguard your assets and provide a reassuring system of checks and balances. We also institute a simple and easy to understand fee structure with no hidden fees or surprises to worry about. Collectively, this gives you assurance that your money is managed prudently and in a secure, transparent environment.

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Hartley Advisors Corp. only transacts business in states where it is properly registered, or excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended and/or purchased by adviser), or product made reference to directly or indirectly on this Website, or indirectly via link to any unaffiliated third-party Website, will be profitable or equal to corresponding indicated performance levels. Different types of investment involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will either be suitable or profitable for a client’s investment portfolio. No client or prospective client should assume that any information presented and/or made available on this Website serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from the adviser or any other investment professional. Historical performance results for investment indexes and/or categories generally do not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges or the deduction of an investment-management fee, the incurrence of which would have [the] effect of decreasing historical performance results.