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At FPC, we’re motivated by a desire to help you succeed.

Who We Are

At FPC, we don’t just talk the talk.

We believe that putting our clients first should always be our number one priority – and that starts with the relationships we build. We take the time to explore your goals and help you explore all of the options to ensure they align with your financial life.

Our Clients have shared goals

FPC Investment Advisory serves a select group of clients with a focus on personal attention. Our expertise allows us to help individuals, families, businesses and foundations meet a wide range of goals. Each of our clients is unique. But each individual, family, business and foundation that we work with knows that at FPC, we take their goals every bit as seriously as they do.

Helping you focus on what truly matters.

We work with individuals and families, helping them to meet their personal and financial goals. For nearly three decades, we have helped our clients reach objectives including paying for college, retiring, and providing for their loved ones.

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Addressing your unique needs, one conversation at a time.

We understand that successful business executives have unique needs. We provide a range of support drawing on our expertise in areas such as:

 

  • IPO Planning
  • Stock Options
  • Deferred Compensation

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The support you deserve.

Our small-business clients know they can turn to us for a wide range of needs, including:

 

  • Expert Tax assistance
  • Creation and Management of Retirement Plans
  • Help Initiating Payroll and Bookkeeping

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We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Each of our clients is unique. But each individual, family, business and foundation that we work with knows that at FPC, we take their goals every bit as seriously as they do.

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Our Process

Tailored financial services for unique individuals.

When you work with FPC, you can expect a clear understanding of each step of the relationship.

DISCOVER

We begin our client relationships by learning about your financial situation as well as your personal and financial goals.We also discuss your comfort level with risk and the timeframe in which you wish to achieve your goals. We also explain clearly:

 

  • What we do
  • How we’re paid
  • What our responsibilities—and yours—will be

DESIGN

We analyze and evaluate your financial status and decide on the best course to reach your financial goals.

 

Once we’ve identified our recommendations for you, we’ll meet with you in order to:

 

  • Explain our recommendations, in detail
  • Listen to any concerns you may have
  • Explain how we will fine-tune our approach as conditions change

IMPLEMENTATION

Once you agree to a set of recommendations, it’s time to implement them. Depending on the particular recommendation, that may involve:

 

  • FPC implementing the recommendations for you
  • FPC coordinating implementation through our partners such as attorneys or CPAs.

MAINTENANCE

Finally, we will actively and continually monitor your progress toward your goals.

 

Our approach deliberately includes the flexibility to adjust your plan as often as necessary based on changes in factors such as:

 

  • Your personal situation
  • Market conditions
  • Economic conditions

Meet The Team

Blair McCarthy

President/Senior Advisor

The founder of FPC Investment Advisory, Blair McCarthy has more than 30 years of professional investment experience, and has been a licensed tax preparer for 25 years.

 

He founded FPC Investment Advisory, Inc., in 1994 as an independent, fee-only firm in order to provide clients with objective, unbiased advice. Blair continues to help lead FPC today, while specializing in wealth management and tax preparation for high-net-worth clients.

 

Blair earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1974 from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Va.

Bijan Golkar, CFP®

CEO/Senior Advisor

Bijan joined FPC Investment Advisory, Inc. in 2007. Before beginning his career as an investment advisor, he worked as a licensed mortgage broker in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

Bijan Golkar is a Northern California investment advisor who has been a licensed tax preparer since 2007 and earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification in 2013. Bijan is frequently quoted in national media as an expert on investing and financial planning topics.

 

In addition to his duties as the firm’s CEO, Bijan provides comprehensive advice to high-net-worth individuals and families. He often creates and leads teams of legal, accounting and insurance experts to help these clients meet their goals. And he consults with small businesses on buyouts, employee benefits and other matters.

 

Bijan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Management from Golden Gate University. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning and Services from Santa Clara University.

Panoo Golkar

Chief Financial Officer

Panoo Golkar is the backbone of the FPC Investment Advisory, Inc.’s office. She ensures that the day-to-day operation and finances are running efficiently and smoothly so that our advisors can continue to provide elevated service to our clients. Panoo has a wide range of talents, and comes to us with a science degree and a background in event management. When she isn’t working, Panoo is passionate about spending time with her family, and taking care of her indoor plants – she often jokes she has a jungle at home! 

Tyler Schalch, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Tyler joined the FPC Investment Advisory team in 2015 as an intern. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2016, with a B.S. in Managerial Economics, and joined us full time upon graduating. Tyler prides himself on his attention to detail and the ability to provide efficient solutions to FPC clients. He’s passionate about working with the FPC team because they’re “like a family, truly something special.” 

When Tyler isn’t working, he enjoys the outdoors and all California has to offer from snowboarding, boating, golfing, to trying different breweries and wineries. He loves spending time with his family, friends, fiancé, and yellow lab!

Faris Mukhtar

Operations & Marketing Associate

Faris graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2019. He’s passionate about going above and beyond for FPC Investment advisory clients and focuses on how he can ensure he’s viewing every financial situation from their unique perspective. Like the rest of the FPC team, he prioritizes communication and high-quality work.  

Faris is a big Lakers fan, and, as a self-proclaimed foodie, loves to find new, interesting spots to eat. The best piece of financial advice he’s ever received is to pay off his debt and start saving!

Strategic Alliances

We partner with trusted industry leaders to help ensure a comprehensive approach to your finances.

FPC’s in-house expertise is complemented by our strong relationships with outstanding independent partners. Our clients know that we can quickly create a team of experts to suit virtually any financial need. We work exclusively with outside partners who have relentless attention to detail and who have demonstrated the capacity to work hand-in-hand with us to provide superior client service. Our network includes respected authorities in fields including:

Insurance

Estate Law

Real Estate

Accounting

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Why Choose FPC

Learn more about why we do what we do.

We’re passionate about providing exceptional service that puts your interests first.

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Our Fees

Fair, straightforward, transparent.

We believe that an easy-to-understand pricing model is in everyone’s best interest.

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