Robert C. Duncan

Robert C. Duncan

  • CFP
  • Managing Principal
Robert has acquired a deep knowledge of investments since entering the financial services industry in 1983 and establishing Duncan-Newman & Associates in 2016. He and Brad Newman have been working together since 1997. Robert holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. In addition, Robert is a qualified financial advisor who, not only provides traditional advice and guidance, but also helps clients pursue their investment objectives by recommending individual, or any combination of, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network or approved third-party investment managers' strategies, funds or portfolios. Many clients have worked with Robert for more than a quarter century. He focuses on developing investment strategies and retirement planning strategies that seek to address each client's individual needs.

Robert earned a dual Bachelor's degree in Economics and History from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He is deeply involved in his community through his roles as Director of the Santa Barbara Navy League, past president of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and Santa Cruz Island Advisory Council member, along with his participation in other nonprofit organizations. Robert and his wife, Carolyn, live in Santa Barbara, California, with their daughter, Emily.

Robert was ranked as a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for 2021.


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*The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.