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Get to Know GW & Wade

GW & Wade, LLC is an independently managed financial advisory firm with $8.9 billion of assets under management (12/31/22). Since 1986, GW & Wade has served successful individuals and their families, providing extensive experience in investment management, tax preparation and planning, financial, retirement and estate planning. GW & Wade also provides equity compensation and tax planning services and seminars for the executive management teams of public and private companies.

When we formed GW & Wade in April of 1986, we created a company based on our prior experiences in the industry and our common vision of what a premier wealth management firm could be. Today, with locations in Greater Boston, Silicon Valley, and Metro D.C., we support clients across the U.S. in 48 states and in 12 other countries.



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Over 85 professionals

Including tax specialists, investment managers, JDs, CPAs, CFPs®, CFAs®

Backed by an Industry Leader

In 2007, we joined Focus Financial Partners as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Focus Financial Partners, LLC. Focus Financial Partners Inc. is the sole managing member of Focus Financial Partners, LLC and is a public company. Focus is a leading partnership of elite independently managed, fiduciary wealth management firms. Focus provides access to best practices, resources, and continuity planning for its partner firms.

Looking to the Future

In December 2020, D.K. Brede Investment Management Company became a part of GW & Wade, LLC. D.K. Brede Investment Management Company provides comprehensive investment and wealth management services to high net worth individuals and families as well as a range of institutional clients.

Joining GW & Wade will allow Debra and her team to continue serving clients while also preserving the legacy and reputation that Debra has built over her 35-year career. Debra’s team will be able to leverage our platform for managing assets for successful individuals, our capabilities for building sophisticated tax, financial, retirement and estate plans, and our high-caliber team.

What Makes Us Different

Tax planning is ingrained in our process

Most firms outsource tax advice and just focus on asset management. We've taken a different approach because our financial advisors counsel clients on important tax topics and prepare year-end tax returns. We find that effective and strategic tax work can have a positive impact on our clients' portfolios. 

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An elite team to support your journey

Your team holds advanced professional degrees and licenses ranging from JDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFPs®, CFAs®, and Investment Advisory Licenses to Masters in Taxation. The firm has over 36 years of industry experience and many employees have spent time at the world’s largest financial institutions. For this reason, each of our clients gains a team of industry veterans to support their journey. 

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Contact your dedicated team anytime

We understand that your time is valuable. When you call GW & Wade, you’ll speak directly to the people that are responsible for managing your wealth. With our comprehensive suite of services, we are a single point of contact for multiple facets of your financial life.

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Trust and independence

We work hard to get to know our clients and strive for solid long-lasting relationships built on mutual trust. The firm brings an independent, objective approach to managing wealth. This structure supports our goal of making our clients’ best interests our number one priority.

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