Charles Porten is a Chartered Financial Analyst, an investment expert, and a former Registered Investment Advisor, with more than 30 years of experience in portfolio management of trust and advisory accounts, brokerage accounts, hedge funds and mutual funds, due diligence procedures and compliance issues.

He has extensive background within broker-dealer, investment advisor and bank trust environments and overseeing organizations staffed by as many as 100 personnel in managing asset bases as high as $20 billion. He has been an analyst, research director, portfolio manager, chief investment officer, business manager, and registered representative at four leading financial institutions. Also, he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, and serves as a FINRA arbitrator. Please see Resume.

Clients include:

  • Attorneys
  • Individuals
  • Banks
  • Investment Advisors
  • Broker-dealers
  • Corporations
  • SEC

Porten has been qualified to testify as an expert witness on suitability, fiduciary duty, due diligence, supervision, churning, and standards of care in matters involving mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange funds, brokerage accounts, advisory accounts, variable annuities, ERISA accounts, and trust accounts. He has testified over 75 times in court, depositions and arbitrations. Please see representative litigation and arbitration history.