Financial Advice You Can Trust

I am a professional committed to high ethical conduct.  My clients trust that I will always do what is right and in their best interest as I collaborate to meet their needs.  As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), I must adhere to a higher, stricter standard as required by the CFA  Institute’s Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct than other representatives.

I provide comprehensive financial planning and investment services to clients with a desire to maintain or improve their lifestyle and enjoy all they have worked hard to attain.   I have a tradition of partnering with our clients to help protect, grow and preserve their wealth.  

One of the defining features of our financial practice is our commitment to our clients, their families and businesses.  I am available, responsive and sensitive to their needs.  As your Financial Advisor I will be right by your side to help with your most important financial decisions. 

My clients have access to Northwestern Mutual’s world class financial products, in addition to a wide array of industry brokered products and solutions. With our extensive financial network I am capable of handling a variety of financial matters that impact your life.


My Mission - Live Life on Your Terms

To help my clients achieve a lifetime of financial security through a personalized approach that protect their most important assets, grow and preserve their wealth. 

When we execute on our mission, individuals, families and business owners will achieve a level of financial security to live the life they desire.

- Your Life, Your Dreams, Your Terms


Guiding Principles

I strive to build long-term relationship with my clients, rooted in trust, that span generations.  I serve my clients with these core principles in mind. 

Integrity – I do what is right and do so in a reliable manner.  I am honest and transparent in my duties and use my influence wisely 

Loyalty – I have a duty of loyalty to my clients: I act prudently and place my clients’ interests before the firm’s and my own

Quality Care – I employ a personalized approach to meet my clients varying needs.  I am unwavering in my efforts to deliver a superior experience to my clients

Expertise – I have a diverse skill set with specialized knowledge.  I develop customized solutions that help each client successfully navigate the most challenging of circumstances 



The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual, my team and I provide you with a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed. And when it comes to implementing solutions, the full capabilities of Northwestern Mutual are leveraged to provide you with exclusive access to a comprehensive variety of products and services.

Kurt Duane Smith, CFA®

Financial Advisor

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