Denise Delaney, CFP®

Senior Vice President
Wealth Advisor
Local:
949-428-0457
Fax:
949-502-0048

Client Services Specialist

Adriana Ise

Phone: 949-428-0444

As a senior vice president and wealth advisor at Index Fund Advisors, I understand that each client has a unique set of circumstances that require a comprehensive plan designed to address their financial needs and goals.

I have more than three decades of experience and professional training, including the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) professional designation and a bachelor's degree in business administration.

I believe that building a relationship with an investor is much more than just a business transaction.

Over the years, my practice has evolved to specialize in serving High Net Worth clients.  As a seasoned wealth advisor, I am very cognizant of the fact that each client has a different level of investing knowledge and distinct financial and emotional needs. My experience allows me to tailor my communications and guidance to best meet these needs.

I build lifetime relationships with my clients. I have seen firsthand the benefits of multi-generational planning with clients. I utilize my experience helping clients understand investment solutions best suited to their own needs and to facilitate the eventual smooth transfer of their wealth to their children and grandchildren. This often leads to the children and grandchildren becoming clients. I take great pride in guiding clients through the complex financial challenges associated with various life stages. The goal of this guidance is for the client to achieve financial success throughout their lifetime.

How does it work?  Patience and trust!

Over the years I've developed a great deal of patience – not only in developing a holistic and comprehensive plan for each client, but also in providing ongoing education and support to help them become a better investor. My objective with each client is to bring them investing success and peace of mind. 

It is crucial to create a sense of trust and competency with my clients. 

Important areas which overlap are:

Competence, Coaching, Convenience, Continuity

My decades of experience in wealth management has taught me the value of bringing dedication to the client relationship including the following:

  • Being a great listener
  • Initiating discovery conversations about each person's financial goals regardless of what stage of life:
  • Adjusting my communication style to guide ongoing conversations
  • Developing a path to work toward an appropriate and unique solution, which requires:
    • Clearly spelling out options and having full transparency
    • Setting clear expectations about the process of moving forward
    • Presenting recommended solutions
    • Working in phases, if necessary
  • Serving as a central point of focus where I can help investors overcome the confusion and potential high costs of working with multiple professionals
  • Successfully educating my clients about how to review and track their personal finances

retirement path

Access to IFA's enormous library of resources about the benefits associated with a passive investment strategy allows me to help educate clients and their families during our discussions.

At IFA, we are dedicated to acting as your Fiduciary.  In addition, I am able to tap into a multitude of tools and resources to help explain and meet a client's financial objectives.

For more information about my services, please feel free to contact me to schedule a complimentary introductory conversation.

Denise Delaney at 949-428-0457 or email me at [email protected]


Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) is a designation received upon passing the course work and exam administered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).

This is not to be construed as an offer, solicitation, recommendation, or endorsement of any particular security, product, service, or considered to be tax advice. There are no guarantees investment strategies will be successful. Investing involves risks, including possible loss of principal. For more information about Index Fund Advisor, Inc, please review our brochure at https://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov/ or visit www.ifa.com.


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