As a founder and principal of Beden Wealth Management, Craig leads an accomplished team in the management of more than $425,000,000 in assets under advisement as of February 2021. 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 been recognized as a 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 2020, he was a Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.
Craig, his wife Robin, recent empty nesters, reside in Vienna, Virginia. They enjoy visits from their three daughters: Alyson, a student at Georgetown University in the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist curriculum; Dana, an account manager at Insight Global, LLC; and Natalie, a Product Manager at BlackRock in New York City. 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 last 8 years, and most recently in 2019 in support of 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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The FIVE STAR Wealth Manager 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.
Forbes Best in State: To review the full research methodology click here. To learn more about the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers click here.