Joseph Karl, CFA
Chief Investment Strategist, PWA
Joseph Karl is chief investment strategist with Provenance Wealth Advisors (PWA), a nationally recognized estate planning and financial advisory firm with offices in Florida, New York and Ohio.
Joseph joined the firm in 2012 with experience in private wealth management, macroeconomic research and portfolio analysis. As chair of the firm’s investment committee and research team, Joseph helps to lead the firm’s research efforts and asset-allocation decisions while also working directly with clients on a daily basis. His focus on macroeconomic research and trying to determine where the economy and markets are headed sets the stage for the tactical tilts in the portfolios. These efforts, along with those of PWA’s advisors and planning department, allow Joseph to build investment strategies tailored to each client’s unique needs.
Prior to joining PWA, Joseph worked as a financial advisor with Lincoln Financial in Cincinnati. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wittenberg University, where he was a member of the football team during his freshman year. Joseph likes to stay active playing golf and tennis, traveling and giving Shane a hard time about all things Wisconsin.
Shane Phillips, CFA, CAIA, CFP ®
Portfolio Manager PWA
Shane Phillips, CFA, CAIA, CFP ® , is a portfolio manager with Provenance Wealth Advisors (PWA), a nationally recognized estate planning and financial advisory firm with offices in Florida, New York and Ohio.
Shane joined PWA in 2014 with experience in portfolio construction, asset-manager research and investment market analysis. He serves on the firm’s investment committee and research team, helping to direct asset allocation and manager selection, while also working directly with clients and helping them reach their financial goals. After witnessing how investment management plays only one part in the comprehensive financial planning process, he earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2017 to more fully round-out his skill set. He works with a wide variety of PWA clients, including up-and-coming young professionals, entrepreneurs/business owners and retirees spending down their lifetime savings.
Previously, Shane worked as a financial analyst in the Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment group and as a portfolio analyst in the Asset Manager Research group for Robert W. Baird. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in personal finance from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the football team during his freshman year.
Having lived most of his life through long and cold Wisconsin winters, Shane now stays active enjoying the amazing Miami weather and playing in his weekly basketball league.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.