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Clay Kearney

Clay Kearney

Partner | Wealth Advisor

Clay Kearney is a Partner and Wealth Advisor with Stratos Wealth Partners.  Clay has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Stratos Wealth Partners, Clay worked as a financial advisor with Hibernia Investment Securities, which was later acquired by Capital One Investing.  Prior to his time with Capital One Investing, Clay served as the Administrator of the Asset Management Account with First NBC Bank from 1988 to 1990.  He served as a Trust Marketing specialist for First NBC Trust from 1990 to 1992.   In 1992, Clay became a Registered Representative for First NBC’s Investment subsidiary, First Commerce Investment Services and in 1996 he joined Hibernia Investment Securities.  

Clay’s practice specializes primarily in a customer-focused approach that strives towards ensuring that each client’s financial goals, time frame and risk tolerance are analyzed to provide customized financial strategies that incorporate asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, college planning and succession planning.  Clay and his administrative assistant, Karen Stevens, have worked together for over 20 years providing quality customer service.

Clay currently holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 Registrations with LPL Financial. He also holds his Series 66 registrations through LPL Financial and Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd. as well as his Life, Health, and Annuity licenses.  A New Orleans native, Clay received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and then went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University in 1987.  Clay and his wife, Malise, reside in Uptown New Orleans with their two daughters, Lanier and Lauren.

Clay Kearney is a registered representative with, and securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd., a registered investment advisor and a separate entity from LPL Financial.