As a founder and principal of Beden Wealth Management, Craig leads an accomplished team in the management of more than $450,000,000 in assets under advisement as of April 2022. The explosive growth of Beden Wealth Management has been a result of efficient, responsive delivery of sound financial advice, as well as referrals received from highly satisfied clients. He appreciates the confidence that his clients place him in and his staff and work's diligently to bring value to all relationships.
Craig collaborates daily with some of the top financial minds in the US. They collectively share and benefit from some of the best planning ideas and practices to help ensure that clients are always provided the foremost thinking in financial and estate planning. Craig’s relationships and collaborations with other financial professionals spans over 35 years and has proven invaluable to his clients. It has enabled his forward-thinking practice to help consistently bring to his clients state-of-the-art strategies in financial trends, financial planning, tax strategies and estate planning and access to portfolio management.
Craig earned the coveted CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation (CFP®), as well as the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He has served as President of the Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, as President of the Leaders Club of Washington, and has been designated a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Craig has achieved many industry accolades, most recently: Washingtonian Magazine 2022 Top Financial Advisor; NorthernVirginia Magazine 2021 Top Financial Professionals; Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisor for 2020 and 2021. The Financial Times listed Craig in their listing of top 400 best financial advisers for 2020 and once again in 2021, he was a Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.
Craig and Robin, reside in Vienna, Virginia, and can often be found in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. They enjoy visits from their three daughters: Alyson, a recent graduate from Georgetown University in the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program; Dana, who has joined Beden Wealth in 2022; and Natalie, a Product Manager at Earnest Research, a start-up, in New York City, and running enthusiast like her dad. An avid supporter of charitable giving, Craig is on the board of the THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation. He ran the Boston Marathon the past 9 years, and supports 261 Fearless, an organization whose mission is to use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through the creation of local running clubs, education programs, and social running events.
Originally from New London, Connecticut, Craig is an avid runner, biker, triathlete, skier and adventure traveler. Craig and Robin are tandem bikers. They have ridden across Iowa with RAGBRAI 2016 and in 2018 rode from Jerusalem to Eilat with Israel Ride on their tandem in support of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon through the Jewish National Fund.
*Includes values of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) or its affiliated companies and subsidiary insurance companies’ insurance and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services, LLC a MassMutual subsidiary. Beden Wealth Management is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies. Craig Beden is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC (www.sipc.org). Beden Wealth Management is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies.
The FIVE STAR Award is granted by Five Star Professional, an independent marketing firm. This award is not indicative of future performance and is based on nominations by industry professionals in a given market area and objective criteria including favorable regulatory and complaint history, reviews conducted by the firm, retention rates, and client assets.
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Forbes Best in State: This award has been awarded by SHOOK Research and Forbes on 4/7/22 for the following period by 1/1/2022-12/31/2023. Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers: This award has been awarded by Financial Times on 3/5/2020 for the following period by 1/1/2020-12/31/2020. The Washingtonian Top Financial Adviser was awarded 2/25/2022 based on calendar year 2021 criteria. Five Star: This award has been awarded by Five Star Professional on 6/14/2021 for the following period by 1/1/2021-12/31/2021. This recognition is based solely on a survey of financial advisor peers in the Washington D.C. area.