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David S. Lopez, CFP®

David S. Lopez, CFP®

Certified Financial Planner™

David S. Lopez graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and became a Submarine Officer; he then qualified as a Nuclear Engineer Officer. He served for 7 years and was 3 times awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and also awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. In 1996 he was honorably discharged from the Navy and he began his career as a Financial Advisor. Today David is also a veteran of the Financial Services industry. He grew up in Fullerton, California and returned for a short time in between graduating from the academy and attending Nuke school to meet his wife Susan, they were married 3 years later and now have two grown daughters. They moved to South Orange County in 2003. You might find them on the weekends hiking and taking pictures. They also love the movies, travel and sometimes perform in Community Theatre Musicals. 

"My job is my hobby. What can I say? I was a nerd before it was cool. I like putting together the pieces of a financial plan. I find it a unique challenge every time. Of course I enjoy my downtime, but when you work with people you like, doing something you like,  it does not feel like work."

Registered Representative, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc member FINRA/SIPC

California Insurance License 0C04786


1985 – 1989 United States Naval Academy, Bachelors of Science – Physics - Annapolis, MD

1989 -1991 US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

1993 - Naval Nuclear Engineer Officers School

1995 - 1996: University of San Diego Law School - San Diego, CA

Annual FINRA Continuing Education requirements

Annual State of California Department of Insurance Continuing Education requirements

Securities Registrations and Insurance Licenses:

Certified Financial Planner™

Series 7 - General Securities Representative

Series 65 -  Uniform Investment Advisor Law

Series 63 - Uniform Securities State Law

California Insurance License

CA Life & Disability Insurance License

Variable and Fixed Annuities License

Special Designation with The California Partnership for Long Term Care