Michael Lipsey joined LongView in 2008 after a successful 25-year career as a senior financial advisor in the Atlanta area. Michael led the investment Committee at Creative Financial Group and directed Investment Policy for a department with over $1 billion in assets under management. There, he revamped overall strategy and implemented processes that led to improved investment performance, more efficient operations, and improved client communication and compliance.
Michael has appeared in numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Financial Planning Magazine, and CNN-FN. He was also featured in the popular “Money Makeover” section of Money Magazine and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
A 1981 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Michael holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Certification as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He is a past president of the Georgia Financial Planners’ Association (1992-1993).
Michael finds deep satisfaction as a financial advisor, seeing it as a way to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. He sees his role as helping clients make sense of the massive amounts of financial information clients encounter daily, guiding them to focus on the issues that matter to them, and then providing a written financial plan that maps out the way to achieve and maintain financial independence. His goal is to encourage clients to use their money in ways that give their lives the most meaning. His ideal clients are conservative investors looking for a partnership relationship with their financial advisor. “I like helping people have the confidence in their financial situation so they can spend time doing the things they love,” he says.
Michael lives in Atlanta with his wife Caren and daughter Alexandra. The Lipseys are members of the Temple.