Michael J. Branthover, CFP® Ext. 219

Michael J. Branthover, CFP® Ext. 219

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢

Michael is passionate about upholding the highest standards of service while providing financial planning and investment management. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Michael is a strong advocate of delivering fiduciary advice by always acting in the client’s best interest. He is committed to learning and self-development in an attempt to develop a depth of planning aptitude to each client relationship.

Michael embarked his career with a local firm in 2015 as an advisor where he was responsible for wealth management and financial planning. He joined DAY Financial Group in 2020 bringing a diverse skillset of financial planning.

Michael graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. He elected to pursue Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track, a nationally recognized curriculum that prepares students for a career in comprehensive financial planning. As a Hokie, he was also a four-year member of the Varsity Football program under Frank Beamer.

As a registered representative and investment advisor representative, he holds the FINRA Series 7 registration and Series 66 registrations with LPL Financial. He also holds a Maryland Life and Health insurance license. In addition, he is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Maryland.

Michael serves on the board of Neighbor Ride and is a member of the Finance Committee. Neighbor Ride is a wonderful Howard-county centric organization that provides rides at comparative rates to Howard county seniors (and discounted/free rides to low-income seniors). 

When not practicing financial planning, Michael can be found watching football, exercising, or spending quality time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Alex, and their two sons, Austin and Mason.

This award was issued on 01/01/2024 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 04/10/2023 through 11/03/2023. Fee paid for use of marketing materials. Self-completed questionnaire was used for rating. This rating is not related to the quality of the investment advice and based solely on the disclosed criteria. 2,149 Baltimore-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 259 (12% of candidates) were named 2024 Five Star Wealth Managers. The following prior year statistics use this format: YEAR: # Considered, # Winners, % of candidates, Issued Date, Research Period. 2023: 2,126, 256, 12%, 1/1/23, 4/18/22 - 10/12/22; 2022: 2,078, 260, 13%, 1/1/22, 5/10/21 - 11/12/21; 2021: 2,029, 237, 12%, 1/1/21, 4/27/20 - 10/30/20; 2020: 1,898, 234, 12%, 1/1/20, 4/1/19 - 11/13/19; 2019: 1,865, 265, 14%, 1/1/19, 4/19/18 - 11/7/18; 2018: 1,759, 232, 13%, 1/1/18, 4/21/17 - 11/6/17; 2017: 1,093, 355, 32%, 12/1/16, 3/26/16 - 11/11/16; 2016: 1,215, 356, 29%, 12/1/15, 6/16/15 - 11/9/15; 2015: 1,749, 412, 24%, 1/1/15, 6/16/14 - 11/9/14; 2014: 1,484, 395, 27%, 1/1/14, 6/16/13 - 11/9/13; 2013: 1,490, 448, 30%, 1/1/13, 6/16/12 - 11/9/12; 2012: 1,470, 262, 18%, 1/1/12, 6/16/11 - 11/9/11.