Jim David, financial advisor Fairfax VA

Jim David

CRD Number: 4092356
Current Firm: David Wealth Management, LLC
Compensation Model: Fee Only

Over 30 Years of Financial Experience 


Jim received his master’s degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.


Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has also been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), joining the elite group of financial professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge of tax, estate, retirement, investment and insurance planning. 


For the last 18 years Jim has been practicing as an Investment Advisor Representative for Wealth Management firms, including most recently with David Wealth Management. Before that he was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 15 years, specializing in individual taxation, with International CPA firms, including PWC, and with the CPA firm he founded, David & Samson.


Jim and his wife, Maria Coakley David, have lived in Northern Virginia for over 35 years, where they have raised their four children, Kristin, Shannon, CJ and Michelle. Kristin and Shannon, their two oldest daughters, are married to Stephen Burch and Jacob Hampton, respectively. They are proud grandparents of Collin and Bennett Burch.  

Advisory Practice Details
Services Offered:
  • Charitable planning
  • Estate planning
  • Indexing / passive investing
  • Investment management
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Buying a home
  • Career change
  • College preparation
  • Divorce
  • Getting married
  • Having a child
  • Retirement planning
  • Sudden wealth
  • Concentrated / highly appreciated positions
  • Budgeting
  • Social security and retirement income
  • Life
  • Real estate
  • Tax planning
  • Debt management
Customer Specialties:
  • Baby boomers
  • Gen X
  • Millennials
  • Approaching retirement
  • Mid-career professionals
  • Retirees
  • Widow(er)s
  • Young professionals
  • Business executives
  • Education professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Finance professionals
  • Government employees
  • Legal professionals
  • Medical professionals
  • Military
  • Sales professionals
  • Small business owners
  • Technology professionals
  • Women
Investment Strategy:

Providing You Investment Peace of Mind

It has been our experience that investment success is more likely achieved with clearly defined investment principles. As your investment advisor we adhere to these principles and help you stay on course toward your goals. Our Investment Principles highlight key decisions that can help investors effectively target long-term wealth in the capital markets - and improve their odds of success.


Our Investment Principles:


Embrace Market Pricing

The market is an efficient information-processing machine: millions of participants buy and sell securities in the world markets every day, and the real information they bring helps set prices.

Don't Try to Outguess the Market

The market's pricing power works against mutual fund managers who try to outperform the market through stock picking or market timing; as evidence, less than 20% of the US equity mutual funds have survived and outperformed their benchmarks over the past 15 years. 

Resist Chasing Past Performance

Some investors select mutual funds based on past performance; research shows that most of the funds in the top quartile (25%) of previous five-year returns did not maintain a top quartile ranking for one year returns in the following year; past performance offers little insight into a fund's future performance. 

Let the Markets Work for You

The financial markets have rewarded long-term investors; people expect a positive return on the capital they supply, and historically, the equity and bond markets have provided growth of wealth that has more than offset inflation.

Consider the Driver of Returns

Academic research has identified "dimensions" which point to differences in expected returns: and investors can pursue higher expected returns by structuring their portfolios around these dimensions. 

Practice Smart Diversification

Diversification helps reduce risks that have no expected return, but diversifying your home market is not enough; global diversification can broaden your investment universe.  

Avoid Market Timing

You never know which market segments will outperform from year to year; by holding a globally diversified portfolio investors are well positioned to seek returns whenever they occur. 

Manage Your Emotions

Many people struggle to separate their emotions from investing; reacting to current market conditions may lead to making poor investment decisions. 

Look Beyond the Headlines

Daily market news and commentary can challenge your investment discipline: when headlines unsettle you consider the source and maintain a long-term perspective.  

Focus on What You Can Control

Create an investment plan to fit your needs and risk tolerance; structure a portfolio along the dimensions of expected returns, diversify globally, manage expenses, turnover and taxes, and stay disciplined through market dips and swings.

We Focus On What We Can Control

Asset Allocation

Academic research has provided evidence that an investor's asset allocation, the selection of asset classes, which include US equities, Non-US equities, US fixed income and Non-US fixed income, and the portfolio percentage allocation to each, is the single most important element in a portfolio strategy. Asset allocation accounts for over 90% of a portfolio's performance.

Our Investment Portfolios

We offer both taxable and retirement investment portfolios that are globally diversified and provide a wide range of equity and fixed income exposure levels. We recommend for you the portfolio determined to be the most appropriate and consistent with that of your personal goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. 

Tuning Out the Noise

For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. Creating a portfolio you are comfortable with, understanding that uncertainty is a part of investing, and sticking to a plan may ultimately lead to a better investment experience.

Pricing Model:

Our Fees

David Wealth Management charges a single fee for its advisory services, which includes both financial planning and investment management services. The fee is charged annually, billed quarterly, and is based on a percentage of assets under management. 

Planning Process:

Focusing on Things That Matter Most to You

Together, we create a thoughtful financial plan that gives you the best odds of realizing your most important plans and goals. From implementation to ongoing oversight, as your financial advisor we help you stay on course toward your goals. Our approach helps you focus on the things that matter most so you can enjoy your life more.  


Our Financial Planning Approach 


Our Initial Meeting

We meet with you and your family, and take the time to understand your financial situation and your concerns. The financial planning process starts with a detailed understanding of your wealth and your life. We discuss your plans and goals, and the risks and opportunities, most relevant to you.  

Building Your Financial Plan

We build you a personalized financial plan based on your information and input, and our expertise, in an easy to understand format, to help you make the right decisions about your financial future.

Your Personalized Plan

We meet with you to review your plan and together we agree on how you would like to proceed. We provide you an appropriate investment portfolio recommendation, taking into consideration your time horizon, investment objectives, risk tolerance and other factors specific to you.

Your Implementation & Other Planning Topics 

We take care of the paperwork and get your plan moving forward. We educate you on financial planning topics like social security optimization, estate and charitable gift planning, and perspectives on annuities, life insurance and long-term care.

Tracking Your Progress

We have regular calls and meetings with you to review the progress of your plan and discuss any life changes. Most importantly, we make ourselves available whenever needed to meet with you to review what’s on your mind and talk through how we can continue to best help you stay on track. 

Professional Designations and Affiliations
Company Name Location Dates Years
David Wealth Management, LLC Fairfax, VA Jul 2012 - Current 11
Degree School Major Graduation Date
Bachelor of Science Cornell University Business May 1979
Master of Business Administration The College of William & Mary Accounting May 1983
Master of Business Administration Georgetown University Taxation May 1989
Exam Code Name Passed Date
S65 NASAA Investment Advisors Law Examination May 2012
S66 NASAA Uniform Combined State Law Examination Feb 2000
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Who We Are
We are a Registered Investment Advisor and help our clients make the most of their wealth through investment, financial, and tax advice.
Who We Serve
We serve a variety of clients including executives, business owners, and retirees. We work with clients planning for retirement and advise them on disciplined and well researched strategies to target long-term wealth in the capital markets. We work with clients in retirement and advise them on sensible and tax-efficient distribution strategies to provide them income for today and growth for tomorrow to make their retirement accounts last.
What We Do
Our clients seek well diversified investment portfolios and we provide them with retirement, estate, tax and insurance planning and portfolio management to make the most of their wealth.
Why Clients Work With Us
Our clients are busy and work with us because they want to simplify and organize their financial lives. They understand that financial planning is complex, so they seek to work with someone they can trust to make the most of their wealth. We help our clients to simplify their financial goals and plans so they feel confident in their future.
How to Get Started
We enjoy meeting new people to learn more about their goals and discuss how we may be able to help. Our mission is to positively impact our client’s lives. Schedule your no obligation meeting to get acquainted.
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Firm Disclaimer:

David Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment adviser and, as such, its activities are subject to the regulatory authority of various federal and state agencies. As a part of our compliance with the regulatory structure, the firm maintains a Privacy Policy, Proxy Policy and a Code of Ethics for its officers, employees and independent contractors.


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